In some situations, treatment for an unhealthy tooth will demand more than just the placement of a dental filling. To help with a larger cavity or injured tooth, your Rochester, MN dentist can put a custom dental crown in place to surround the tooth and keep it safe. To fit properly and remain in place without causing discomfort, and to make sure it preserves your smile, a crown should be carefully shaped and sized. With that in mind, you may be surprised to hear that our practice can produce crowns that are customized for patients in just one appointment! We can do this thanks to the use of CEREC technology, which gives us the means to digitally design, produce, and place crowns all in the span of one appointment.
Why Some Dental Problems Require Crowns
Dental crowns and dental fillings are both used to provide restorative dental services. Crowns can provide stability and functional support when an oral health issue is too serious for the use of a dental filling. While fillings cover the area where a problem developed, a crown surrounds a tooth above the gum line. Because of its prominence, and the space it needs to occupy, it is important that it is carefully constructed. Your dentist will take careful measurements of your tooth and do preparatory work to make sure there is space for the restoration that you receive. When you receive the right crown, you can count on it to protect your tooth, take on bite function, and even support your smile!
Using CEREC Technology To Make Treatment More Convenient
We make dental treatment more convenient by providing custom dental crowns made with CEREC technology. This technology gives us the means to take digital impressions of a tooth, use those impressions to design your restoration, and ultimately produce it with an in-office milling machine. From here, we can place it over your tooth and send you home with permanent support! The crowns that are produced in this way are made with a ceramic material that closely matches the appearance of your enamel.
Stay Consistent With Preventive Care To Avoid Oral Health Complications
If you want to lower your risk for oral health complications, be consistent about your regular dental checkups and cleanings. By receiving regular feedback and treatment from these appointments, patients can count on the early detection and treatment of cavities to protect them against complications. Remember that these visits also provide support that will help you avoid the kinds of problems that require follow-up treatments, too.
Talk To Your Rochester, MN Dentist About Receiving A One-Visit Crown
A single-visit dental crown can make restorative dental work more convenient! If you want to learn more about how we can provide a permanent restoration in just one visit, call Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.