Gaffney, SC Dental Crowns
About Same Day Crowns CEREC
A tooth that has been structurally damaged by decay or trauma sometimes needs to be crowned or “capped” so that it can look good and function properly again. A crown is a durable covering that is custom-made to fit over the entire tooth from the gum line up. Crown fabrication traditionally takes place in a dental laboratory. But these days, there's a much more convenient alternative: same-day crowns made in the dental office.
Advanced dental technology known as Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing, or CAD/CAM, makes it possible to fabricate laboratory-grade crowns and other dental restorations in minutes. It's an amazing innovation when you consider that traditionally, crowns take two or three visits and just as many weeks of waiting. Now you can have a restored tooth without the wait.
Modern dentistry offers easy and comfortable solutions to solve whatever you don’t like about your smile. Whether it’s the shape, color, size or length of your teeth, chances are we have a
way to solve your smile dilemma right here in this office. In fact, in many cases you can achieve a whole new look in just one dental visit!
A big advantage we have over many other dental practices is our CEREC technology, which provides time-saving convenience for patients. From simple fillings, to veneers, to full porcelain crowns, CEREC is capable of producing any single tooth restoration in just one dental visit! For example, instead of taking up two days out of your busy schedule to fit and place a dental crown, we can measure, create and place a natural-looking porcelain crown in one easy appointment:
- We examine the tooth and determine the treatment plan.
- Any decayed or weakened tooth tissue is removed, and a digital picture of your tooth is taken.
- Our CEREC software takes the digital picture and converts it into a 3D virtual model on the computer screen. We then create your restoration from this image, and immediately mill your crown from a ceramic block that matches your tooth shade, right in-house.
- About 15 minutes later, your all-ceramic, tooth-colored restoration is finished and ready to bond in place. We will check the restoration in your mouth to ensure proper fit and bite, then polish and bond the restoration to the prepared tooth. In just one appointment, your tooth is restored – with no return trip necessary!
If you or someone you know has questions on improving your smile, please call us. We’d be happy to explain how you can get the smile of your dreams, safely, effectively and quickly!