How to Streamline the Placement of a Dental Crown

August 18, 2020

When it comes to restoring your smile, most people recognize that time is of the essence. That’s especially true when your tooth becomes damaged or compromised enough to require a dental crown being placed over it. In most instances, the need for a dental crown indicates a more severe level of damage to your tooth, and treating the condition as quickly as possible could be important to saving your tooth. For this reason, we may suggest streamlining the placement of your dental crown with the help of CEREC same-day dental technology.

Making the treatment process faster

Dental crowns and other modern restorations have advanced significantly over the last several decades. However, even the most lifelike restorations may sometimes need to be crafted at a trusted dental laboratory off-site from your dentist’s office. With a conventional dental crown, for example, the treatment process involves first preparing and measuring your tooth, then sending the measurements to a trusted technician at the lab. It can take several weeks for the technician to craft the crown and return it to your dentist before you can have it permanently affixed to your tooth.

Keeping your treatment completely in-house

With CEREC technology, we’re able to complete the entire dental crown treatment process in just one day, from preparing your tooth to bonding the permanent tooth crown in place. This is possible thanks to CEREC’s 3D digital imaging and milling technology, which takes highly detailed digital measurements of your tooth and uses them to mill the custom-designed restoration on-site. With CEREC technology, there’s no need to send the measurements and mold of your tooth and dental ridges to an off-site technician, or to wait until the technician completes the dental crown.

Using technology for optimal treatment results

Advanced technology is the basis for many of today’s advanced dental treatments, and it’s the foundation for providing durable, highly lifelike dental crowns in just one day. Using digital imaging technology to measure your teeth and create a digital mold of your smile means the measurements are more precise and your restoration more lifelike. It also means we can create a digital mold of your tooth and eliminate the need for a physical one that could be uncomfortable for some patients to endure.

Learn how we can place your crown in one day

With the help of advanced in-house dental technology, we can streamline your smile restoration by creating and placing your dental crown all in one day. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI, today at 248-693-6213.

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