CEREC Makes Restorative Dentistry Easy
- Posted on: Aug 28 2016
Hello and welcome to the Clear Lake Dental Care blog!
Have you heard about the latest and greatest in restorative dentistry technology?
We are talking about CEREC, a time-saving, smile-enhancing solution for damaged teeth.
Keep reading to hear more about it, and then be sure to follow up with our team to schedule your consultation in our Webster, Texas dentist’s office.
CEREC crowns are crafted from porcelain.
Porcelain has become a go-to material for restorative dental care because it looks a lot like real teeth, and it is strong enough to do the things that your teeth need to do, like bite down and chew on food.
How is this different than the kind of crowns that have been available for decades? Well, CEREC changed how quickly you can get one created and placed.
You see, when you get a crown, we have to first remove the damaged parts of your tooth. The healthy part of your tooth serves as an abutment to support the crown.
It used to be that you would get the first part of the procedure done and then receive a temporary crown. Then you would have to wait while the making of the permanent crown was outsourced to a lab. Whenever it was finished and shipped back to your dentist, you would have to make a second trip to the office to have the permanent crown placed on your tooth.
That way was frustrating, not to mention time-consuming for the patient.
But that all changed when we invested in CEREC. Now we are able to make your crown the same day in-house, while you wait.
How do we make it happen? We utilize a newfangled computer program that helps us design the shape of your unique dental crown and complete the process quickly.
The takeaway is that now you don’t have to get an ill-fitting temporary crown, and you don’t have to arrange your busy schedule to make a second appointment to finish the job.
Sounds good, right? But When would you need a crown?
Crowns can be used to address a number of dental issues, including…
If a cavity gets too large for a filling, a dental crown can be used to seal the tooth and restore its natural shape.
Chipped & Cracked Teeth
Life comes at you fast and there are many things that can cause you to crack or chip a tooth when you least expect it. Our treatment will depend on the size and location of the crack, but a dental crown is often a good way to fix this problem.
You may require a root canal treatment to eradicate the infection from your teeth, then a dental crown would be used to seal and protect the tooth from reinfection.
If some of your teeth have turned darker (maybe as the result of trauma) than the rest of your teeth, that can be embarrassing. This is an example of when a dental crown can have a cosmetic effect by restoring the original color of those teeth.
Learn More, Get Started
To find out more about our dental crown or our other restorative services, call us at 281-557-8097 or contact us online today.
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