Our office is equipped with CEREC®, enabling us to offer same day dental crowns.
Dental crowns are a great option for fixing damaged, decayed, or unattractive teeth. A crown is sometimes called a cap because it fits over a tooth, above the gum line, to completely cover it. In addition to addressing cosmetic issues, crowns can strengthen damaged teeth, restoring function to them. Crowns crafted from porcelain (ceramic) are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.
CEREC® stands for Ceramic Reconstruction and is a sophisticated system of designing and making high quality, metal-free dental restorations in a single patient visit. CEREC® utilizes 3D photography developed by Sirona and CAD/CAM technology to design a virtual restoration and can build the actual restoration while you are still in the chair.
No unpleasant impression material
Say goodbye to biting on impression material for several minutes, having a numb mouth and jaw ache. Your dentist now has a camera that can capture your full dentition in seconds and then transfer this to the computer.
No bothersome temporary prosthesis
Temporary prostheses are exactly what the name suggests: temporary. With CEREC® the final prosthesis is inserted directly without any temporary compromises needed.
No follow-up appointment
CEREC® enables your dentist to insert esthetic ceramic crowns or partial crowns in a single session. The advantage of this is that only one appointment is necessary, which means only one injection, and then you can deal with other things than visits to the dentist.
More than just a theory: With CEREC® you can rely on quality that has been proven millions of times over in the practice. Furthermore, thanks to your new dental prosthesis made by CEREC®, your smile will be just as lovely many years later as it is directly after receiving the prosthesis.
Like a real tooth
Bridges are used to replace a missing tooth or range of teeth. Dental bridges are made up of abutments, usually two crowns, which support the pontic, or false tooth. The abutments usually are crowns fitted onto healthy teeth located on either side of the gap.
To have a dental bridge fitted, the teeth that will act as abutments will be treated in the same process for crowns. During the second appointment, the completed custom-fitted bridge will be fitted onto the teeth. Further visits may be needed to ensure that the position and fit of the bridge is just right for you.
Although they may be prosthetics, crowns and bridges require the same level of care and hygiene as natural teeth. This means regular brushing and flossing, as well as routine check-ups. With the proper care, you’ll be able to use your crown or bridge for many years.