When you’ve got a tooth that needs more help than a simple filling can provide, a dental crown is the likely solution. Also called a cap, the dental crown is a thin covering that strengthens a severely damaged or decayed tooth. The procedure has traditionally required two visits to the dentist’s office, but Dr. Mackie performs dental crowns in just one visit using advanced CEREC technology. Learn more about dental crowns in Boerne, TX today.


Dental Crowns

Why Dental Crowns Are Necessary

Dental crowns have long been a trusted solution for renewing the strength and function of a seriously damaged tooth. They are often the last restorative option before tooth extraction is necessary. You may need a dental crown for one of many reasons. Some of the most common uses for crowns include the following:

  • Holding together pieces of a broken tooth
  • As the final step in a root canal
  • Replacing a missing tooth
  • Strengthening a weak or worn tooth
  • Making cosmetic improvements to severely damaged teeth

A dental crown can be made of a variety of materials, including porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, gold, or other metal alloys. Dr. Mackie prefers all porcelain (or all ceramic) crowns because they restore strength while blending beautifully with the rest of your smile. And with CEREC technology, a porcelain crown has never been completed more quickly.

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Boerne TX Today

If you need a dental crown, take advantage of same day dentistry offered by Dr. Mackie and his team. Contact our office to schedule an appointment for a one visit crown today! We warmly welcome patients from Boerne and all surrounding communities.patients will undoubtedly experience relief as soon as the infection is removed.

Same Day Dental Crowns With CEREC

CEREC, or chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics, allows Dr. Mackie to prepare for, manufacture, and place your dental crown, all from the comfort of our state-of-the-art office. One day dentistry saves you time — but we would never sacrifice quality for temporary convenience. In addition to speeding up the process for dental crowns, CEREC improves treatment planning for a crown that may fit better overall. And studies show that dental crowns prepared using CEREC technology last just as long as those prepared by a ceramist in a separate lab.

How does CEREC work? The method uses digital imagery and an in-house milling machine to create your dental crown in under an hour. First, Dr. Mackie prepares for your dental crown by selecting the shade that will best match your surrounding teeth. He then removes all decay and reshapes the tooth to make room for the new crown. Once the tooth has been prepared, digital impressions are taken of it and all surrounding oral structures. These digital images eliminate the need for messy impressions that induce gagging in many patients. What’s more, they’re highly accurate, improving your dentist’s ability to create a crown that fits your tooth just like it should.

Once preparation is complete and the images are ready, Dr. Mackie enters all of this information into the CEREC milling machine. Your crown is created from a single block of porcelain in under half an hour! Once it’s complete, your dentist will check to make sure the crown fits and feels just like it should before its final placement.

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