When you have a tooth that is cracked or chipped, or one that is worn down, then you may need a dental restoration. Instead of requiring multiple visits to complete this process, we can offer same-day dental crowns. In today’s blog, your Lake Orion, MI, dentist talks about our lifelike CEREC crowns.
The Necessity of Dental Repair
A dental crown is a durable and strong restoration that covers the visible portion of the tooth. Our team can use them to address multiple restorative and cosmetic concerns with your smile. For example, we can treat tooth decay too severe for a filling, and complete a root canal for an infected or abscessed tooth. Placement could reshape a malformed or misshapen teeth, and could lengthen the ones worn down by teeth grinding. Placing crowns can also aid in tooth replacement too, as one or two could secure a dental bridge in place, and an individual one can restore a single tooth dental implant.
Instead of requiring two to three visits, we can complete the process of placing them in only one visit. Our same-day crowns are crafted with the CEREC CAD/CAM system. We first numb the tooth and then remove structure from the teeth. Our team gathers detailed digital images of the teeth, which we combine to create a digital impression, one far more accurate than a physical one. We then design the restoration and upload the information into an onsite milling machine, which crafts them from a solid block of dental ceramic. The material can be shaded to blend with your smile seamlessly, and can absorb daily bite forces with ease as well.
Placing Your New Restorations
We then check the fit and if necessary, make some final adjustments. We attach the finished product with a powerful bonding agent. The restoration can now stay in place for years to come, offering lifelike repair and a balanced bite too. To keep them strong and protect your natural teeth, you should brush and floss each day, cut back on foods and drinks high in sugar, and of course, see us for a checkup and cleaning visit every six months.
If you have any questions about our same-day dental crowns, or if you have an issue that needs immediate attention, then contact our team today. We would love to help make positive changes to your smile in 2023, so you can show off your pearly whites without hesitation.
Is Your Smile Ready for Same-Day Restorations?
Contact Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI by calling 248-693-6213 to schedule your next appointment with our team and learn more about how we treat damaged or decayed teeth! With CEREC technology, we can improve your smile in only one visit with lifelike results!