Restorative dentistry gives patients back the function and appearance of their natural smile. Whether replacing missing teeth or treating decay and disease, restorative services are important to help patients enjoy the benefits of oral health. At Virtue Dental Care in Yadkinville, NC, we provide a wide array of restorative dental services that improve the health and look of the smile. One such service is CEREC same day crowns. Dental crowns are one of the most common restorative dental treatments we provide, and with CEREC technology, we can save your smile and your time by restoring the teeth in just a single dental visit.
To learn more about how CEREC same day crowns save your smile and your time, call us at 336-606-0040.
Porcelain crowns are used to strengthen and protect broken teeth, replace missing teeth, or to support a dental bridge. The tooth-colored porcelain shell is placed over an existing tooth or dental implant to improve the appearance of the smile as well as preserve the natural function of the teeth. Porcelain is a material that very closely resembles tooth enamel, which means that porcelain crowns will end up looking just like nearby natural teeth.
There are several different scenarios that could warrant dental crown restoration. Decay, gum disease, and injury to the mouth can all lead to a damaged tooth that requires a porcelain crown. If you develop a toothache or encounter damage to the tooth, you should take the following steps:
Traditional crowns are typically placed in two appointments. During the first appointment, the damaged tooth is assessed and treated appropriately and then molds are taken of the tooth and sent to an offsite lab for custom fabrication. The patient is fitted with a temporary crown during this waiting period.
CEREC crowns are placed the same day as your first appointment. This is accomplished through CAD/CAM technology that allows us to take digital impressions, design the crown and fabricate it right in the office.
During your appointment for a CEREC crown, our team will treat the damaged or infected tooth and then use 3D imaging to create a digital image of the mouth. With CEREC, there is no need for sticky, bad tasting impression material. The images of the teeth are used to measure the area for placement of the crown and then the CAD technology is used to design the crown. When the design is complete, that information is sent to the milling machine for custom fabrication of the crown. When the crown is complete, it is checked for proper fit in the mouth and any small adjustments that are needed can be made at this time. At the end of the appointment, you will leave with a brand-new smile.
At Virtue Dental Care, we are committed to providing our patients with state-of-the-art dental treatments that preserve the teeth and gums. Your oral health is connected to your overall wellness, which is why it’s important to treat any issues with your teeth as quickly as possible. CEREC crowns allow us to save your smile and save you time with a complete, durable restoration in just a single dental visit. If you are in Yadkinville, NC area and would like to learn more about CEREC same day crowns, give us a call at 336-606-0040.