When your teeth need a dental crown, you may assume you’re in for two to three visits. But with CEREC CAD/CAM technology, we can design and create one, and then place it, all in a single visit. In today’s blog, your Rochester, MN, dentist talks about how we create and place your same-day dental crowns, helping you enjoy optimal oral health once again.
When a Smile Needs a Dental Care
A dental crown covers the entire visible portion of your tooth. Which means we can use them to address a variety of cosmetic and restorative dental problems. For example, our team could treat more severe tooth decay, or complete a root canal for an infected tooth. We could also repair cracked, chipped, or worn-down teeth. Placement could correct misshapen teeth too! Placement could also improve bite balance and chewing function, and for missing teeth, we could use one or two to support a dental bridge. One could even be used to restore a single tooth dental implant.
The Same-Day Process
With CEREC, we craft and place them in the same visit. To begin, we will numb the tooth and then gently remove structure from it. Next, we take detailed digital images of the tooth from several angles, combining them to create a 3D computer impression. The dentist then designs the crown and uploads the information into the CEREC machine. This onsite milling machine then fabricates the finished product from ceramic, a durable material that can absorb daily bite forces. The material can also be shaded to blend with the rest of your smile seamlessly. The custom nature helps ensure proper bite balance, so you avoid complications with your smile and relief from the discomfort of your toothaches and imbalance.
Securing Your New Restoration
Once the restoration is complete, we will check the crown’s fit and make any necessary adjustments before we attach it with a powerful bonding agent. The dental crown will offer a lifelike and durable solution to an array of cosmetic and restorative issues, so you can smile with confidence and enjoy optimal oral health. If you have any questions about how we design and craft a restoration, or about how we can do so in one sitting, then contact our team today. We look forward to helping you enjoy a healthier and stronger smile in only one visit!
TALK TO YOUR ROCHESTER, MN DENTIST ABOUT SAME-DAY CARE
We want to help you protect your smile and enjoy a natural appearance with same-day treatment. If you would like to learn more about our dental restorations or if you wish to book an appointment at our location, call Greenview Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.