April 10, 2016
There will likely come a time when you will need a dental crown to preserve a damaged tooth. A crown is commonly used in restorative dentistry to restore a tooth’s function while adding protection after it has been damaged. Or, in some cases, crowns are used for cosmetic purposes, such as to hide an extremely discolored tooth. There are several types of crowns available, including ceramic, porcelain, and resin. Typically, the process to get a crown can be lengthy, but now you can get same day crowns with the CEREC machine. At White Willow Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we are committed to providing convenient and comprehensive dental care using the best advancements in dentistry. With CEREC technology, we shorten the treatment time without compromising the quality of care.
Traditional Dental Crowns
In the past, getting a traditional crown would require two separate visits. During the initial visit, your tooth will be prepared to support the crown, which also involves repairing any damage that has occurred. Then, the tooth is properly shaped and filled to allow an impression of the tooth to be taken. The impression then has to be sent off to the lab to be created according to your individual needs. While you wait, a temporary crown is placed to protect the tooth until the permanent crown is placed. After the lab has made the crown, you go in for your final visit to have the permanent crown inserted.
While this has been the standard process to receiving crowns for many years, the entire process takes some time, making it inconvenient. Now, you don’t have to wait around for your crown with the CEREC machine. CEREC same day dental crowns allow you to undergo the entire procedure from start to finish in just one day.
CEREC Same Day Crowns
We believe you shouldn’t have to wait for inconvenient treatments, which is why we offer CEREC crowns. We are able to create your new crown right in our office so you’re able to walk out with a new crown after just one appointment. Using this state-of-the-art technology, we will repair and fill the tooth just as we would with a traditional crown, except a temporary crown won’t be needed. After we’ve treated the tooth, we use the CAD/CAM system to create a custom crown right in our office. With specific design protocols, we are able to analyze the images we take to mill the individualized crown made from pure ceramic.
The ceramic crown is customized to meet the exact size and appearance specifications you need, including enamel color. In just one visit, you’ll have a natural-looking restoration using the latest innovations in dentistry.
As your family and cosmetic dentist, we believe that you deserve the best care, which is why we offer our patients cutting-edge technology to enhance dental treatments. We combine quality with convenience to give you a dazzling healthy smile.
If you’re in need of a crown, don’t wait around for an offsite lab. Contact our office at (647) 360-7426 to schedule an appointment.
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