The benefits that come with restoring a tooth with a custom-designed dental crown are significant when it comes to your tooth’s immediate and long-term health. The most common reasons for capping a tooth with a dental crown is to restore it from significant damage, or from the threat of a concern that affects its structural integrity. Therefore, the most important benefits of modern dental crowns include saving teeth from even more significant damage and helping you avoid losing or having to extract the tooth. With a CEREC dental crown, which we can design, craft, and place on your tooth all in one visit, you can benefit from restoring the tooth even faster.
1. Your treatment time is faster
Traditional dental crowns are designed to closely mimic your healthy, natural tooth’s size, shape, and appearance for optimal results. Yet, designing, crafting, and placing a custom, lifelike dental crown can traditionally take multiple visits, with several weeks between them to give an off-site dental technician time to craft it. With CEREC technology, we’re able to centralize the entire process, using advanced digital imaging and on-site milling technology to design and create your dental crown in our office. This helps eliminate the wait time so you can enjoy your newly restored tooth and smile much faster.
2. Digital technology makes your crown more precise
Advanced digital technology is the cornerstone of creating and placing highly lifelike dental crowns in just one day. The first step involves the design of the crown. After your tooth is prepared, digital imaging technology can take highly detailed and precise measurements and images of your teeth and oral structures. These are combined into an accurate digital mold that is used to guide the creation of your dental crown. The digital measurements are able to capture the minute details and contours of your tooth for optimal realism, and the digital milling machine can translate those measurements into a more lifelike dental crown.
3. You don’t have to wear a temporary restoration
When your dental crown is designed and placed through traditional methods, your tooth must also be prepared before it can be measured for your dental crown. In the time it takes to send those measurements to a trusted dental laboratory and for a technician to craft the dental crown, you may choose to wear a temporary restoration to protect the prepared tooth. However, because a CEREC dental crown is placed during a single visit, you won’t need a temporary restoration to protect the tooth, and can enjoy your permanent crown as soon as possible.
Benefit from a CEREC One-Day Crown
With a CEREC One-Day dental crown, you can restore your tooth sooner, and with highly lifelike results. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI, today at 248-693-6213.