Restorative dentistry helps you recover your smile after damage. If you have chipped or cracked a tooth, a crown may be able to repair the damage. At Cleveland Family Dentistry in Cleveland, TX, we offer a technology that allows this restoration to be made in a day. This helps you mend your tooth faster and leaves less room for further damage. In today’s blog, we will be discussing when a crown is necessary.
Accidents, Injuries, And More
Many things may lead you to accidentally damage your tooth. You may have accidentally bitten into something too hard- such as candy, meat with the bone still in, an injury, and even grinding your teeth. If this has happened, you may notice sensitivity when chewing or feel your tongue scratch against the cut surface. It is important that you do not put off repairs because the crack can potentially worsen.
How CEREC Works
Traditional crowns used to take several weeks to send measurements to a lab, create the piece, and schedule another appointment to bond it in place. At our office, we use advanced technology called CEREC that allows this process to be expedited.
At your appointment, we will digitally scan your oral cavity to take measurements. These will be sent to our CAD / CAM machine to be manufactured. Instead of waiting several weeks, this will take just a few hours. Your dentist will check that this fits correctly and make any necessary adjustments. Finally, it will be bonded in place, and you can enjoy the rest of your day.
This will be just as durable as a typical crown. To help with the longevity of your restoration, be sure to continue your regular oral hygiene routine. If you have any questions or concerns, always call your dentist.
Even with good oral care and regular trips to the dentist, restorations may be necessary. We offer a variety of solutions to help our patients return their smiles to good health. If you have problems like cavities, severe decay, or an impaction, other forms of restoration may be more suitable to help you. An impacted tooth means that the structure is not able to grow through the gum. This can lead to discomfort and can even shift your alignment. Extraction is typically recommended in this case to protect the integrity of your smile.
When it comes to cavities, a filling can repair the decay and protect the area against further problems. If a cavity is ignored for prolonged periods, the cavity may worsen. In some cases, a root canal can help restore the tooth once decay has reached the pulp.
Talk To Your Dentist About CEREC
If you have injured a tooth, do not put off repairs. To schedule an appointment, call our office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234.