Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that fit over teeth. They are used for restorative purposes to restore teeth that are damaged, cracked, or worn down. Traditional crowns can be made from materials like porcelain, metal, or porcelain fused to metal.
CEREC technology makes it possible for patients to get custom-fitted dental crowns in just one dental appointment. CEREC is a specialized dental device that utilizes 3D scanning technology to take digital images of a patient’s teeth, which are then used to create and manufacture the dental crown. CEREC same-day dental crowns are made using advanced milling technology. These custom-fit dental crowns made in a single dental appointment eliminate the need for patients to have a temporary dental crown placed and then return for a second appointment later to receive the final dental crown.
CEREC same-day crowns offer a number of benefits to patients. In the past, dentists needed to take impressions of a patient’s tooth and order a dental crown. That crown was fabricated in a dental lab, meaning the patient had to wait weeks to get their final restoration.
With CEREC, the process is much faster. The dentist in Oklahoma City, OK uses digital scanning technology to capture the shape and size of the patient’s tooth. They then design the crown and manufacture it in-house. The dentist finally bonds the crown to the tooth, and the patient leaves the office with a fully restored smile on the same day.
During your CEREC dental crown procedure, our dentist will take a 3D scan of your tooth. Then, he will use the CEREC software to create a digital, 3D image of the tooth. The software will be used to design your customized dental crown, ensuring it is the perfect size and shape and it will blend in perfectly with your smile. Our dentist will then customize the color of your crown to make it look natural.
Once your crown has been designed, it will be milled right in the office so that you don’t have to wait for your crown to be made or get a temporary one, and then it will be bonded to your tooth.
Caring for your CEREC crown is no different than caring for your natural teeth. Just brush twice a day and floss once a day. If food gets trapped between your teeth, remove it gently with a toothbrush or floss. Avoid using your teeth as tools to open packages or cut things.
You should also get regular dental checkups. The dentist will examine your crowns during your checkup to make sure they’re in good condition as well as remove any plaque or tartar buildup.
CEREC same-day crowns are a convenient and cost-effective solution for restoring teeth. They look and feel natural and allow you to chew and speak normally.
Schedule an appointment today at J. Russell Danner, DDS in Oklahoma City by calling 405-749-1676.