Same Day Cerec Crowns- Smile With Confidence

By: Gen Wright


In the past, traditional methods for making tooth-colored cosmetic dental restorations, crowns, and veneers involved a series of dental appointments and final fabrication of the restoration by a dental laboratory. Picture yourself with a flawless smile. Thanks to CEREC, your dentist in Norwich can successfully fix decayed, broken or chipped teeth in a single office visit. The process makes the most of your valuable time by eliminating the need to take multiple days off work just to restore one tooth or several teeth. The ability to provide you with crowns enables your Norwich dentist to be more conservative in their treatment by preserving as much of your natural tooth as possible. With CEREC crowns, your damaged tooth can be restored in one easy visit.

Dental Crowns: The Basic

Crowns are synthetic caps that are placed on the top of a damaged tooth to protect it from further damage, and are typically made of a material like porcelain. After a restorative procedure such as a root canal, dental crowns are used to restore a tooth's function and appearance. When decay in a tooth becomes so severe that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns can be used to restore the tooth back to normal. Additionally, crowns are also used to attach bridges, cover implants, prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse, or an existing filling is in jeopardy of becoming loose or dislocated. They can also be placed when a discolored or stained tooth needs to be restored to its natural appearance.

What You Should Know About CEREC

Since 1985 CEREC by Sirona has remained the preferred CAD/CAM technology of dentists worldwide for the fabrication of dental restorations. In the past, the traditional methods for making tooth-colored restorations involved a series of dental appointments and final fabrication of the restoration by a dental laboratory. Today, CAD/CAM allows your Norwich cosmetic dentist to custom-fabricate any of these in the office and permanently cement them in place - all in a single appointment.

The first step in using CAD/CAM is tooth preparation. The second step involves taking an impression, not by pressing a soft material over the tooth, but by taking a picture with a special camera that sends the prepared tooth's exact dimensions to your dentist's computer. The restoration is next designed with the aid of a computer, and then your dentist selects a material that is colored to match your specific tooth. The material is then placed into a miniature milling machine. In just a few minutes it produces a precise, custom-fitting restoration. Finally, the new restoration is test-fitted, color adjusted, and bonded in place. After your bite and fit are properly checked, you will have a new restoration in just one easy appointment.

Benefits of CEREC

Rather than placing traditional crowns, your dentist uses the high-tech CEREC system to replace broken fillings and fractured or decayed teeth for a host of benefits. Some benefits of using CEREC for your tooth restoration include:

* Completed in a single visit
* Restorations contain no metal
* Repairs teeth that have too much damage to be restored with regular fillings
* Strengthens repaired tooth
* Enhances the life and longevity of the tooth
* Conserves tooth structures
* Healthier for gum tissue
* Less traumatic
* Less discomfort after procedure

Millions of patients worldwide have experienced the convenience of CEREC crowns. If you have a damaged tooth, or multiple teeth, talk to your Norwich cosmetic dentist for more information on how CEREC crowns can help restore your smile.

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For 18 years Dr. Mark Young, dentist in Norwich, has been a solo practitioner. Dr. Young graduated from the Ohio State University School of Dentistry in 1991 and enjoys all aspects of dentistry. He maintains an array of services, including veneers, teeth whitening and crowns & bridges in Norwich.

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