Did you know that we can repair teeth in only one visit? With the CEREC system, our team can design, fabricate, and place a dental crown in only one appointment. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about when teeth need a crown, and how we create a custom, natural-looking one.
When a Tooth Needs to Be Repaired
When does a tooth need to be capped with a dental crown? We may prescribe one for a cracked, chipped, or broken tooth, or for one severely worn down by teeth grinding. Placement could address misshapen teeth, and advanced decay or infection. If you have an imbalanced bite or poor chewing function, they can help. If you’ve lost a tooth, we could use one or two to support a custom dental bridge, or to restore a single tooth dental implant.
Creating Them in One Visit
Each one we provide is not only custom-made, but can be placed in the same visit. To begin, we will numb the tooth and then gently remove the outer structure from it. Once we do, we will take digital images of the tooth, which are used to create a 3D impression. We upload the information into an onsite milling machine, which will fabricate them from ceramic. The material is not only strong and durable, but can be shaded to match the rest of your smile. We then attach the finished product with a powerful bonding agent. In one visit, you receive a custom and natural looking dental crown!
How to Safeguard Smiles
Our team can also offer tips to protect your smile from issues that could require a restoration. For example, wearing a mouthguard when playing full contact sports limits the risk of injured teeth. Brushing and flossing, combined with six-month checkup and cleaning visits, helps keep teeth strong and free of tooth decay and dental infection. These factors allow you to enjoy optimal oral health, and limit the need for the placement of a dental crown. If you have a restoration, the factors help ensure your repair can last for years to come, protecting the tooth we have attached it to.
If you have any questions about how we repair smiles with one or more dental crowns, or if you want to schedule a visit to start your journey to a healthier and more beautiful smile, then contact our team today to learn more.
Talk To Your Cleveland, TX Dentist About Restorative Dentistry
We want to help safeguard your smile against cavities and dental infections with our custom and durable dental restorations. For more information on repairing and restoring smiles in one visit with our CEREC restorations, then contact your Cleveland, TX, dentist, Dr. Uhrenholdt, by calling (281) 592-1234.