Who has time to wait weeks for a new crown? When it comes to dental restorations, the idea of receiving a crown in just one day may seem too good to be true. However, with the advancements in dental technology, this has become a reality thanks to CEREC technology. Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC) is revolutionizing the way restorations are created and placed. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about the benefits of this cutting-edge technology.
What Is a Crown?
Think of a crown as a helmet for your tooth! It is basically a very strong protective covering placed over the entire tooth. They are made of very durable ceramic materials that restore the damaged tooth’s shape, size, and strength. Crowns are also used to improve the appearance of malformed or discolored teeth. Once your crown is fabricated to match your teeth, it is cemented to provide protection and support.
Why Can’t I Just Have a Filling?
If your tooth has too much decay or too much of the natural structure is missing, a filling will not be strong enough to hold the tooth together. The chances of the tooth breaking even more or even needing a root canal are higher if it is not given the support it needs. The crown holds the entire tooth together to prevent it from breaking and damaging the vulnerable pulp.
With our CEREC technology, we can create tooth restorations in just one visit. Instead of taking messy impressions, a special scanner is used to create a digital image of your tooth. The dentist can then design the restoration on a computer screen. After this, a machine in the dental office makes the restoration from a ceramic block in a few minutes. The dentist will make any final adjustments and bond the restoration to the tooth. This technology saves time, avoids the need for temporary restorations, and provides accurate and natural-looking results.
Schedule An Appointment Today!
Gone are the days of enduring multiple dental visits and temporary crowns when in need of a dental crown. CEREC technology has revolutionized the dental industry by allowing the creation and placement of high-quality, custom-made crowns in a single day. If you find yourself in need of a dental crown, call our dental office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We also proudly serve patients and their families from Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.