When you have a damaged tooth, or one with a more advanced stage of tooth decay or dental infection, then you need a dental restoration. But that doesn’t mean you need to take time off for two to three visits. Instead, with advanced CEREC technology, your Lake Hickory dental office, can design, create, and place a custom dental crown.
When Smiles Need Crown Placement
A dental crown covers the entire visible portion of the tooth, so we can address multiple restorative issues. We use lifelike ceramic to create them, which means we can offer lifelike results too. Our team can use them to treat advanced tooth decay, complete a root canal for an infected tooth, or repair cracked or chipped teeth. Our team can use them to reshape malformed teeth, or to improve bite balance and chewing function. If you have lost a tooth, we could use crowns to support a dental bridge or to restore a single tooth dental implant as well.
Creating Same-Day Options
As we touched on above, we can design, create, and place them on only one visit. We do this using the CAD/CAM CEREC system. Our team will first numb your tooth and then gently remove outer structure from it. When we do, we will take detailed images, which we use to design the restoration. We upload the information into an onsite milling machine, which crafts your ceramic crown in the same visit. The material can be shaded to blend with the rest of your smile, and can also handle daily bite forces and pressures, just like natural enamel.
Placing Your New Restoration
When the restoration is complete, then our team will check the fit and make any last minute adjustments before we attach your finished restoration with a powerful bonding agent. You now have a lifelike restoration that can last for years to come, providing quality treatment. To keep them bright and protect the tooth we’ve attached it to, ensure you brush and floss the tooth as you would a natural one. Then see our team for a checkup and cleaning every six months, so we can keep an eye on your newly restored tooth and the rest of your smile too.
If you have any questions about how we create and place a custom CEREC crown in only one visit, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you enjoy your best possible smile!
Talk to Your Hickory, NC, Dentist About Repairing Your Teeth
Our team wants to help you repair your smile and protect your smile in only one visit. To learn more about our same-day dental improvements, simply contact Lake Hickory Dental in Hickory, NC by calling (828) 322-6731.