Dental technology is constantly improving, allowing new and faster treatment options. CEREC technology now allows your dentist to create dental restorations, including dental crowns, and complete them in a single visit. Before CEREC Same-Day Crowns, you would have to visit the office multiple times for treatments and impressions, and typically involved a temporary crown that could break or cause problems.
How Do CEREC Same-Day Crowns Work?
Your dentist may recommend using CEREC Same-Day Crowns to complete your dental restoration in a single visit to the office. Your tooth will be prepared for the dental crown, and then instead of uncomfortable dental impressions, your dentist will scan your mouth so that your dental crown can be created. The CEREC machine will then create your dental crown in-office to the exact specifications needed for a perfect fit. Dental Crowns created with CEREC are just as durable as crowns created by dental labs and get you back to your daily life faster.
Are CEREC Same-Day Crowns Right for Me?
At your next dental visit, your dentist will go over CEREC Crowns with you to discuss if they are the right fit for your dental needs. If you need a dental crown, contact our offices today to learn if CEREC Same-Day Crowns are right for you.
If your tooth is damaged but not lost, a crown can be used to restore its shape, appearance and function. You may need a crown if you have a root canal, a large filling in a tooth or a broken tooth.
A crown, also called a cap, is a hollow, artificial tooth used to cover a damaged or decayed tooth. The crown restores the tooth and protects it from further damage. Crowns can also be used to cover a discoloured or misshapen tooth. A tooth that has been fixed with a crown looks and works very much like a natural tooth.
How a crown is done?
Your dentist gives you a local anesthetic.
To make room for the crown, your dentist files down the tooth that needs to be restored.
An impression of the filed-down tooth and nearby teeth is taken. This impression is used to custom make your final crown. The final crown will be the right shape for your mouth.
We here at Phi Dental Care uses digital technology to to this step
Until your final crown is ready, we may place a temporary crown over the tooth that needs to be restored. The temporary crown is made from an impression of your tooth before it was filed down. It protects your tooth until the final crown is ready. A temporary crown may not have the same shape and colour as a final crown.
Later that day or on your next visit, we will take off the temporary crown and puts on the final one. We checks to make sure the crown is the right fit, shape, colour and bite.
These are the steps dentists most often follow in making a crown, but your tooth may need special care. You may need orthodontic treatment, gum treatment or root canal treatment. It may take more than 2 visits to your dentist, or your visits may last longer.
We at Phi Dental Care use cutting-edge technology to create a virtual, computer-generated replica of the hard and soft tissues in the mouth optical scanning devices. The digital technology captures clear and highly accurate impression data in mere minutes, without the need for traditional impression materials that some patients find inconvenient and messy. Many patients find digital impressions an easier and more comfortable procedure because traditional impression materials are avoided. The impression information then is transferred to a computer and used to create restorations, often without the need for stone models.