If you have ever cracked a tooth or lost a filling, then you have most likely had a crown placed on your teeth. There are several material options for crowns available today, including ceramic and gold alloy. With the advancement of technology, even newer options can be used to cap the teeth and restore your smile after a tooth is broken or is cracked. CEREC is a high-tech dental device that we use in our office to create a new crown in no time. Here at Select Care Dental, we can use this unique technology to make a new crown in one day.
With CEREC, the dental device allows us to speed up the process of dental crowns. You can be diagnosed with the need for a crown and have a new one in place, all in the same day. Our team is highly trained in this technology and can easily assist you with a new, customized crown in a short amount of time.
The dental device known as CEREC uses a technology called Computer Aided Design or Computer Aided Manufacturing to create the crown. Digital mapping tech is used to chart the inside of your mouth. A computer image is taken of the tooth, creating a detailed image. With an accurate image, a new tooth can be created from a ceramic block in the office. No longer are we applying temporary crowns and waiting weeks for a new crown to come in. With this technology, the speed of crown creation is increased at a higher rate, offering patients the best solution for crown needs.
The Process of CEREC Crowns
Once it is determined that you need a crown, the process of using the CEREC technology begins. With a standard dental crown, an impression of the teeth would need to be made with a gooey material, and then you would have a temporary crown put in place until the mold can be used to create a permanent crown. With CEREC, there is no need for an impression and a second visit.
After the oral exam is completed and digital x-rays taken, it will be determined if a crown is needed. The tooth will need to be prepared, and a special camera used to take an image of your tooth. The CEREC software will then use the image to create a virtual model of the tooth. The model is then used to create the crown needed to cover the tooth perfectly.
A high-quality ceramic material will be used to create a new crown. The process is unique and makes it much more enjoyable to have a crown put in place, without having to reschedule appointments. The crown will be placed on the tooth once finished, helping to restore your smile once again.
After the new crown is in place, you will need to continue to practice quality oral health care. Regular brushing and flossing must be completed, along with regular trips to the dentist for checkups.
For more information on CEREC dental crowns, call the experienced professionals here at Select Care Dental at (541) 316-5499 today!