Our teeth may be protected by very hard enamel, but there are still so many ways it can get damaged. Luckily, many dental treatments are made available to patients in the Granite Bay, California, area, which will restore both the appearance and function of a damaged tooth. One such treatment offered by Dr. Colby Smith and the team at Granite Bay Dentistry is a dental crown. In the past, dental crowns have been a multi-appointment process, requiring a temporary crown to be worn while waiting. Today, thanks to CEREC technology, dentists can offer same-day crowns.
If your teeth are weakened by decay, stained, misshapen, chipped, or broken – a CEREC same-day crown can provide the needed reinforcement and protection. A crown is also a great option for concealing cosmetic flaws in your teeth.
When you visit a dentist who offers CEREC same-day dental crowns, you’ll walk in with your damaged or imperfect tooth and walk out with your smile fully restored. This is owed to CEREC CAD/CAM technology, which allows your crown to be designed, manufactured, and put into place all within the same appointment. Your experience will begin with your dentist taking digital images of your mouth – no need for physical impressions! Next, CEREC’s CAD/CAM technology will create a digital model of your tooth from these images and send this model to a milling machine, where your crown will be crafted from a block of ceramic porcelain. Once complete, your crown will be polished and placed in your mouth. You will then walk away with your new dental crown.
If you are curious as to why patients are choosing CEREC crowns, here are some reasons why:
With traditional crowns, you should expect a two-appointment process. The first appointment is for making physical impressions and preparing your tooth. After several weeks, the next appointment is scheduled to place your new crown, which has arrived from a remote lab. In between appointments, you will be expected to wear a temporary crown. With CEREC, none of this is necessary. Within a single appointment, you’ll have completed the dental crown process
Just because you get your CEREC crown so quickly does not mean the quality is compromised. A CEREC dental crown is just as durable and strong as a traditional one. With good oral habits, a CEREC crown should last you up to 15 years before needing to be replaced. Simply keep up with your oral hygiene regimen and visit your dentist for regular cleanings and checkups
More of your tooth will need to be trimmed down for a traditional crown than when you choose a CEREC crown. With CEREC, there will be less trimming required, meaning more of your tooth can be preserved
Because CEREC relies on cutting-edge computer technology in the making of your crown, the restoration being created is incredibly accurate, ensuring that you have a perfect and natural fit