For many years, hearing you needed a crown placed meant bracing yourself for at least two to three visits. However, we know finding time in your hectic schedule for so many appointments is difficult, which is why your Lake Orion, MI, dentist can create and place crowns in just one visit. Find out how we create a custom-made and lifelike restoration in a single sitting.
The Reasons for Prescribing One
A crown addresses the entire visible portion of the tooth, everything that is above the gum line, which means we can correct a number of cosmetic and restorative issues. Placement can correct issues with the surface and shape of the tooth. In addition, we can mask permanent teeth stains and even repair chips, cracks, and severe breakage. A crown can also lengthen a worn-down tooth and aid in the replacement of missing teeth by securing a dental bridge or even restoring a single tooth dental implant, helping you obtain a full smile with lifelike tooth replacement.
The CEREC System
To create and place one, we start by removing a little structure from the tooth and taking detailed images with a intraoral digital camera. Combining these images, your dentist can create a detailed 3D model of the smile, designing your restoration. We the upload the information into the onsite CEREC milling machine, which creates them in a single visit. We then check the fit, make any necessary adjustments, and place the crown with a powerful bonding agent. The ceramic we create them from is strong and durable, able to absorb common bite forces. The material is also stain-resistant and translucent like tooth enamel, and can even be shaded to match the color of surrounding teeth in your smile, ensuring a natural-looking repair.
Preserving Your New Restoration
Routine care can help ensure your newly repaired tooth looks good and that the restoration lasts for many years to come. Each day, you should brush your teeth for two minutes when you wake up and again before you go to bed. We also suggest flossing every night before going to sleep. These actions help protect your natural teeth and your newly restored ones from the impacts of harmful bacteria, which could cause tooth decay and gum disease. Also, take time to see our team for routine checkups and cleanings every six months, so we can monitor your oral health and help you avoid common issues that could threaten your natural teeth. If you have any questions about care, or if you would like to schedule a visit, then contact our team today.
Do You Need a Restoration?
Our team could like to help repair and restore your smile, providing better oral health in just one sitting. To schedule an appointment and discuss treatment options, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI, today at 248-693-6213.