For the longest time, dental crowns have been an important part of restorative dental treatment. Patients who receive one can benefit from a custom dental crown in several different ways, from improved health and integrity for their teeth to fully restoring their ability to bite and chew properly. However, the process of placing dental crowns still often requires multiple visits to first prepare the tooth and design the crown, and then to have the final dental crown placed after it’s been crafted. With advanced CEREC technology, that process can be significantly streamlined and accomplished in just a single day, allowing you to enjoy your newly restored smile much sooner.
The point of restoring a tooth with a crown
Time is important when it comes to restoring your tooth, especially if that restoration requires a full dental crown. For example, some of the most common reasons for needing a dental crown to restore your tooth can include:
- Severe wear or erosion of your tooth structure
- The treatment of root canal therapy
- A significant fracture or break
- Extensive cosmetic blemishing
- And more
Aside from strictly cosmetic concerns, such as tooth discoloration, the common need for a dental crown means that a tooth is damaged an at risk of being further compromised. With same-day dental crown treatment, you can restore your tooth and reduce that risk much faster.
What traditional crown placement entails
Traditionally, placing a dental crown in multiple appointments was a necessity. During the first appointment, your dentist would carefully prepare your tooth, then take highly precise and detailed measurements of your tooth and oral structures. These measurements, along with a detailed mold of your dental ridges, are then sent to a highly skilled technician at a dental laboratory in a separate location. Once the crown is completed, it can be returned and secured in place during a subsequent dental visit.
Why same-day crown placement is different
The point of CEREC technology is to help streamline the design and creation of your dental crown to help you fully restore your tooth during a single visit to the dentist. CEREC technology utilizes advanced digital imaging and milling technology, allowing the dentist to prepare your tooth and then measure it digitally. The digital measurements and 3D digital mold are sent to a milling machine in the same office, which crafts the customized dental crown on-site. Instead of waiting weeks to have your dental crown placed, you can have it secured during the same dental visit.
Learn more about same-day CEREC crowns
CEREC dental crowns allow us to restore your tooth completely in just a single day, instead of having to divide your treatment into multiple visits. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI, today at 248-693-6213.