Did you know that with CEREC CAD/CAM technology, our team can create a dental crown in only one visit? In addition, the completed restoration will look completely lifelike too! In today’s blog, your Katy, TX, dentist talks about how we create and place custom-made dental crowns in only one visit!
Does Your Tooth Need a Crown?
If you have an issue too severe to be addressed with a dental filling or bonding procedure, then you may benefit from a crown. The restoration covers the visible portion of a tooth, so we can address a number of restorative issues. Using lifelike materials, we can provide this restoration with a cosmetic approach too. For example, they can repair cracked, chipped, and broken teeth. We can lengthen worn down tooth structure too, and address misshapen teeth or imbalanced bites as well. We can treat decay too advanced for a filling, and also address infections using them to complete a root canal. Placement could even aid in tooth replacement for people with tooth loss, as crowns secure dental bridges in place and even restore individual tooth dental implants.
How Does CEREC Work?
You don’t need to worry about missing multiple days of work or school either, as we can use the CEREC system to provide them in a single visit. With the CEREC system we use CAD/CAM to create and place them same-day, so you leave with a restored smile. We start by ensuring your comfort by numbing the tooth being treated before we remove structure from it. We then take detailed digital images of your tooth from multiple angles, combining them to create an impression. The information is then uploaded to an onsite milling machine, which crafts your restoration from dental ceramic. We shade it to blend with your smile! In the same sitting, we then attach the finished product with a powerful bonding agent.
How Do You Keep Your Restoration Strong
You can take steps to keep your new restoration bright and in place for years, steps that also protect your remaining natural teeth too. For example, be sure you continue to brush and floss daily to protect your smile, and also attend regular checkup and cleaning visits every few months too. These actions help protect the teeth from cavities, infections, and gum disease. You also help with a diet low in sugar and by avoiding tobacco products. If you have any questions about how we offer same-day dental crowns, or if you’re ready to address a damaged or aching tooth, then reach out to our team today.
Schedule a Visit for Same-Day Restoration
If you would like to talk about restoring your smile in one visit, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, talk to us at Lathrop Dental in Katy, Tx today at 832-437-3849.