For a long time, dental crowns have been a preferred solution for fixing and improving teeth with a wide range of concerns. Their ability to completely cap and restore teeth has helped patients more successfully preserve their smiles. Today, dental crowns are more lifelike than ever before, and with the help of advanced technology, you can also receive your restoration much faster – often in just one day! At our Lake Orion, MI, dental office, we may recommend placing your dental crown using innovative CEREC technology, which allows us to design and craft your restoration all within our office.
1. The quick time it takes to fix your tooth
CEREC stands for chairside economic restoration of esthetic ceramics. The system utilizes computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology to digitally design your restoration, then send the digital measurements to an on-site milling machine that crafts it. The process can usually be completed during a single visit to our office, so you don’t have to wait while a technician crafts it at an offsite laboratory. If your tooth needs restoration because it’s damaged or compromised, then the faster treatment time can be a significant advantage in restoring the tooth and preventing it from becoming more severely damaged.
2. The more comfortable design process
Digital imaging and milling technologies are paramount to the same-day restoration process, and is also an important reason why the process is much more comfortable. Traditionally, creating a dental restoration means taking a mold of your teeth and dental ridges, which involves the use of a material being molded over your teeth. By contrast, CEREC creates a more detailed and accurate 3D digital mold to create your restoration from. This eliminates the need to place molding material over your teeth and makes a significantly more comfortable and convenient process.
3. The lifelike appearance of your crown
After your digital measurements are taken, CEREC sends them to the on-site milling machine that sculpts your crown from customized, highly lifelike dental porcelain. In addition to the highly precise digital measurements that ensure your crown matches your tooth’s size, shape, and contour, the porcelain closely mimics the color and shine of your healthy, natural tooth structure. The overall effect is a highly lifelike crown that blends in almost seamlessly with the rest of your healthy, natural teeth.
Learn more about CEREC same-day crowns
With a CEREC same-day dental crown, you can enjoy the benefits of your newly restored faster, more comfortably, and with highly lifelike results. To schedule a visit, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI, today at 248-693-6213.