One Visit Crowns? How is this Possible?
A dental crown is essentially a cap placed over a tooth to restore strength, shape, girth, and appearance. Permanent crowns can be made of various metals, porcelain-fused-to-metal, all composite-resin, or all ceramic. The crown is cemented onto the tooth, providing a full encasement of the original part of the tooth that remains. Before that happens, however, many people are sent home from the dentist office with a temporary crown. Temporary crowns can be made of acrylic or stainless steel and serve as a one-size-fits-all protection of a tooth or filling awaiting a custom made permanent crown. Fortunately, technology is allowing dentists to provide patients with perfectly fitted crowns in one single visit. Dr. Brad Greenfield of Lake Orion Family Dentistry will share the basics regarding CEREC.
Why Do I Need a Crown?
- Reasons for which a patient might require a crown include some of the following:
- To protect a tooth weakened from decay or injury
- To hold together the parts of cracked teeth which are in danger of breaking completely
- Restoration of broken or severely worn down teeth
- Support of a tooth with a cavity too large to withstand a simple filling
- Covering over severely discolored teeth
CEREC – The Ultimate in Crown Convenience
The Blue Cam CEREC machine makes dental crowns right before a patient’s eyes. In the same visit, you are prepped and fitted with a beautiful enamel-like crown, color matched to your existing teeth. The convenience of the single visit extends to the fact that you will not have to deal with a poorly fit temporary crown while you wait for your restoration to be fabricated. CEREC is bonded to your tooth through a chemical process which allows Dr. Greenfield to save as much healthy tooth tissue as possible. Crowns made on the CEREC are done “chair-side.” In just one appointment, a patient can walk away with a natural looking, strong restoration to their damaged tooth, and never have to even think about a temporary crown.
CEREC from Lake Orion Dentist
You can visit Dr. Greenfield’s office in Lake Orion at 248-693-6213 to schedule a dental crown appointment or cosmetic consultation. We offer comprehensive dentistry services to patients in Lake Orion and surrounding communities.