Dental crowns are a long-trusted method for restoring a tooth from severe damage or decay. Traditionally, the treatment required two or more visits to the dentist’s office — with weeks of waiting spent in between. But with CEREC crowns in Fort Lauderdale, you can experience one-day dentistry.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are thin coverings that fit directly over a damaged or decayed tooth. When made of lifelike ceramic, dental crowns blend beautifully with the rest of your smile — restoring the form and function of an imperfect or weak tooth. Dental crowns can correct a number of issues, including restoring a severely decayed tooth, holding together pieces of a broken tooth, strengthening a weak tooth, and more. Cosmetic issues are also resolved with ceramic crowns.
Increased Efficiency, Improved Results With CEREC
With CAD/CAM technology, there’s no need to wait for your dental crown to be created in a separate lab. CEREC, or chair-side economical restoration of esthetic ceramics, allows your dentist in Fort Lauderdale to plan for, create, and place your new restoration… all under one roof.
To prepare for your CEREC crown, your dentist uses 3D images of your tooth and oral structures. Digital radiography is highly accurate and more comfortable than traditional impressions, for better results overall.
After your tooth has been prepared and your treatment plan is in place, your crown is created from a single block of ceramic in the CEREC milling machine. It’s a process that takes just under an hour — drastically reduced from the two or more weeks required with traditional crowns.
When your crown is ready, your dentist checks it to make sure it looks, fits, and feels just like it should. The crown is then bonded securely onto the natural tooth, and you leave our office after just one visit with a stronger, newly restored smile.
Benefits of CEREC Crowns
Compared to traditional crowns, CEREC offers a wealth of advantages. Some of these benefits include:
- Shorter treatment time
- No need to wear a temporary device
- Save sick time and vacation days with just one visit to the dentist
- 3D images aid in treatment planning for better results
- CEREC ceramic is highly customizable to blend flawlessly with the natural teeth
Caring for Your Dental Crown
Once your tooth has been restored with a CEREC dental crown, you’ll need to take extra care when brushing and flossing the area to prevent the buildup of plaque and bacteria around the base of the crown. With proper maintenance, your CEREC restoration can last for years and years to come.
Do you need restorative dental care? If so, don’t wait to get in touch with The Kodish Group. One day dentistry is possible with CEREC technology. Request your appointment today!
Categories: Restorative Dentistry