October 19, 2017
If your smile has one or more broken, cracked, decayed, weak or just embarrassing teeth, your dentist may often be able to fix the problem with dental crowns from a dentist in Scarborough. Dental crowns are an amazing restoration because they can cap teeth that need a little extra help with stability and aesthetics.
Patients that need a functioning, healthy, natural smile can depend on dental crowns to help them achieve that goal. Let’s take a look at how patients can get long-lasting dental crowns easily.
Why might a patient need a dental crown?
There are a few times that a tooth’s functionality may need to be restored. Here are a few reasons why your local dentist could recommend a same-day dental crown for you:
- If you have tooth decay that’s too large for a traditional filling.
- If you have cracked, broken or severely worn-down teeth.
- If you’ve replaced a missing tooth with a dental implant.
- If you need to support a dental bridge placement.
- If you have misshapen or discolored teeth.
Why should patients rely on same-day dental crowns?
Getting a traditionally crafted dental crown could be inconvenient and even messy. Between the x-rays that need to be completed, the annoying impression process, and temporary crown, you still must wait up to a week or so to have your permanent crown placed.
Luckily, there are many dental practices that offer same-day restorations on almost all procedures (you can have a complete crown completed in under two hours in one visit) including inlays, onlays, crowns, and even some dental bridges. CEREC restorations look outstanding, last a long time, and are more biocompatible than metal crowns.
CEREC dental crowns have the edge on traditional crowns!
CEREC stands for ceramic reconstruction and is a sophisticated system of designing and creating high-quality, metal-free dental restoration in one patient visit. This advanced technology uses 3D photography and CAD/CAM technology to assist a dentist in designing a virtual restoration all while you’re in the dental chair.
The biggest advantage of CEREC crowns is that you’ll have your repairs completed all during your first visit with us. Secondly, getting CEREC crowns are usually more comfortable than traditional crowns. Again, this goes back to the dentist having complete control over creating your custom restoration with advanced technology. Crowns created in a lab usually can’t offer this level of precision and accuracy.
Additional Benefits of One Visit Dentistry Dental Crowns
When a practice invests in a CEREC machine, they’re able to do same-day restorations in Scarborough among these other benefits:
- Your dentist has complete control of the shape, fit and color of the crown.
- They’re made from materials that are just as strong and durable as regular crowns.
- Since there isn’t any metal, they’re much more compatible with your body.
- The look and function of the crown is very similar to your natural teeth.
CEREC is just the beginning of the future of dentistry. It’s important to find a dentist that stays at the forefront of dental technology to reap these benefits.
About Our Office
If you have a weak tooth in your smile, you should seek assistance from Dr. Samantha Amaro or Dr. Arti Patel. White Willow Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is equipped with the technology, resources, and expertise that patients need to achieve the healthy smile they deserve. If you would like to speak to a dental professional about dental crowns, feel free to speak to our friendly office team.
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