During the holidays, people often tend to put off dental work. Delaying dental visits could result in a cavity turning into a more serious problem. This time of year, the focus should remain on gathering with family, giving thanks, and feasting on a smorgasbord of delicious treats. Don’t allow your holiday feasting to turn into cause for dental concerns. Your Lake Orion family dentist, Dr. Brad Greenfield, discusses how to repair tooth decay with one-visit CEREC dental crowns.
Not so long ago, the only means of repairing tooth decay involved placing a temporary crown while a ceramist designed and fabricated a permanent crown in their lab. Now, we possess the technology to fabricate your ceramic dental crown in our office, without sending you on your way wearing a temporary crown. Many people run into problems close to the holidays or near the end of a week and require the placement of a dental crown. Thanks to CEREC, we can make this happen for patients.
What is CEREC?
CEREC stands for chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics. Basically, the technology allows us to match your new dental crown to the shade of your existing teeth. First, we evaluate the depth of your tooth decay or cavity. After evaluation, we make your crown and harden the ceramic material using a high-powered light. The dental crown will fit on top of the tooth and discreetly repair the affected tooth.
Ceramic dental crowns provide an esthetically pleasing solution to the issue of fixing decayed teeth. If the tooth only contains a small cavity, then the tooth might require only a filling. The entire process should take only a couple hours to complete. Once your crown is placed, you can freely enjoy the holiday season without worrying about your dentition.
Schedule Your Visit
At Lake Orion Family Dentistry, we can provide you with comprehensive dental care for the whole family. Contact our Lake Orion dentist office by calling (248) 693-6213 to schedule an appointment today. We proudly serve families from Lake Orion, Clarkston, Auburn Hills, Oxford, and Rochester Hills, the 48360 zip code, as well as many other areas in Michigan.