First, your dentist will remove the infected or unhealthy enamel on your tooth. The remaining portion of the tooth is shaped to serve as an abutment for the crown. Once that’s finished, a team member will take a digital impression of your tooth. The CEREC machine then fabricates a crown based on that impression. The crown is fitted over your tooth. That’s it! You can walk out of the office two hours later with a perfect crown.
Crowns can last several years if treated properly, but they are not as durable as dental implants. Overly hard or sticky food can damage your dental crown. It might be a good time to give up on taffy. Additionally, those who grind their teeth at night may endanger their crown. Peak Family Dental Care offers nighttime mouth guards that prevent grinding from damaging your teeth or your crown.
One Visit for a Perfect Smile
The major advantage of the CEREC system is that it affords patients the ability to walk out of their appointment with a new crown. Traditional or older crown technologies required a second visit. Fewer visits are easier to schedule around and they also have the advantage of costing less.
At Peak Family Dental Care, we provide our patients with cutting-edge technological advancements that reduce their hassle, improve their results, and ensure a solution that meets their individual goals.
Dental technology has come a long way in the past 20 years. Not only have innovative technologies been produced that are offering patients more options, but improvements have been made to traditional methods that get better results.