If you have been putting off much needed dental work because you do not want to commit to multiple visits to the dentist’s office, CEREC crowns may be the answer for your dental restoration. These crowns are made in just moments using a digital impression of your teeth, so they offer the perfect fit without the need for temporary crowning, messy casts of the teeth, or extensive time in the dentist’s chair.
One office visit for a renewed smile
CEREC crowns are durable tooth restorations made from porcelain fused to gold. They can be used in nearly any situation where traditional crowns are appropriate including repair of the tooth after a root canal, covering misshapen or cracked teeth, and holding a bridge in place. Using advanced digital technology, the CEREC restoration is fitted to your smile. With traditional crowns, messy impressions need to be taken of the teeth before the permanent restoration is crafted in the lab. Traditional crowns often required multiple dental appointments. The CEREC machine creates the permanent crown while you are in the dentist’s chair with the sophisticated technology of computer-aided design.
Life after CEREC crowning
Because the CEREC procedure is so quick and painless, you can return to your normal activities the same day you get your new crown. The porcelain finish of the crown will make it look like one of your natural teeth, and you can care for it just as you would your own tooth enamel with brushing and flossing. CEREC’s digital impression technology allows for crowns that fit seamlessly into your smile, which results in a long-lasting restoration.
Find out exactly what CEREC can do for your smile with Dr. John Carson, DDS. Our Tucson dental office offers this advanced procedure and other preventative and cosmetic dental procedures. Schedule your first consultation with us on our website or call (520) 514-7203.