When you need a crown, we can offer options that look natural. But even better, we can use the CEREC system to design, craft, and place them in a single visit! In today’s blog, your Katy, TX, dentist explains how we can use a CAD/CAM system to create same-day dental restorations to preserve your smile!
When Teeth Need A Restoration
A restoration is necessary to repair a tooth and prevent major complications, such as tooth decay, infection, or in extreme cases, tooth loss. For example, you need one when a case of tooth decay is too severe for a dental filling, or to complete a root canal for an infected tooth. Placement could repair broken, cracked, or chipped teeth. We could also address bite imbalance and poor chewing function. If you have missing teeth, then we could use crowns to secure dental bridges or to complete a single tooth dental implant!
The CEREC Process
With the CEREC process, our team will use CAD/CAM technology to design, craft, and place the finished product in only one visit. To create your CEREC restoration, we will begin by numbing the tooth and then gently removing structure from the outside of it, making room for your finished dental crown. We then take detailed images using digital technology, which enables us to design and fabricate your finished dental crown. We upload the information into an onsite milling machine, which crafts the finished product from a solid block of ceramic. The restoration will be shaded to blend with your smile and offer a lifelike appearance. We then check the fit and make any last minute adjustments before we attach the crown with a powerful bonding agent. You now have a repair that can last for years to come!
Safeguarding Your Smile
Our team can help you avoid issues that threaten your newly restored tooth, and also helps safeguard your remaining natural ones too. For example, you should brush your teeth in the morning and at night for two minutes each time using a fluoride toothpaste. We also urge you to floss every evening, and try to cut back on sugary food and drinks too. Avoid tobacco products as well! These actions help fight cavities and the factors that cause gum disease too. If you have any questions about how we restore and repair your teeth in one visit with a dental crown, then contact our team today to learn more about the CEREC system.
Your Katy, TX, Dentist Offers Same-Day Dental Restorations
We want to help transform the function and beauty of your smile. For more information on our lifelike and durable dental restorations, call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849 to schedule a visit.