When a tooth has severe decay or infection, or suffers major damage, then there is a danger of tooth loss. To avoid this eventual fate, you need to address your compromised tooth quickly. Using advanced CAD/CAM technology, your Cleveland, TX, dentist could create and place a custom crown in only one sitting!
Reasons for a Restoration
A dental crown actually covers the entire visible portion of each tooth, meaning we can address a wide array of restorative and even cosmetic issues too. For example, we can treat more advanced cases of tooth decay, and even complete a root canal for an infected tooth. Placement could repair minor or severe cracks or chips, and could also reshape malformed teeth too. If you have missing teeth, then our team could use them to secure a dental bridge or to restore a single tooth dental implant. In the past, receiving one meant two to three visits, but we can now do this in only one visit!
The CEREC Process
CEREC uses CAD/CAM technology to create a custom-made crown in only one visit. To begin, we will carefully remove structure from your tooth. A series of detailed and digital images will be taken next, and then uploaded into a computer and used to create a 3D model. The dentist will use the model to plan and design the finished product. This information is then sent to an onsite milling machine. The crown will be created from ceramic, a strong material that can absorb daily bite forces. The material can also be color-matched to blend with your smile seamlessly. When the restoration is ready, we will attach the final product with a powerful bonding agent. Your new restoration has the potential to last for decades to come!
Moving Forward with Your New Crown
To keep your new restoration strong, you need to maintain good oral hygiene habits. This not only keeps the restoration bright, but helps prevent oral health issues that could compromise it. You should brush twice a day for two minutes, and also floss every evening. Try to reduce your consumption of sugary and starchy foods and drinks, and also see us every six months for a checkup and cleaning visit. These same steps will also safeguard your natural teeth too!
If you have any questions about how we restore smiles in only one visit, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Restorative Dentistry?
Our team wants to help you enjoy a full and beautiful smile by repairing endangered teeth. If you have a tooth that benefits from a restoration, then schedule a consultation today by contacting Cleveland Family Dentistry in Cleveland, TX, at (281) 592-1234. You can also find our practice at 205 E. Houston St. Cleveland, TX 77327.