A great alternative to having a “standard crown” is to talk to Michael G. Dab, DDS about a CEREC one day crown. The best thing about this kind of crown is that you don’t need more than one appointment to have the final product attached!
Dental Exam and Preparation
The Exam and Preparation is the first step where the dentist will confirm that a tooth or teeth need to have a crown. Once this has been determined, they will usually apply the anesthetic to numb the area to prepare it for the procedure that will follow.
Crown Optical Impression
The second step is Optical Impression. This is where a three-dimensional image is created from a digital camera scan of the tooth, eliminating the need for a standard impression. CEREC 3D computer software converts the digital image into a 3-dimensional model of the desired crown.
Milling the Tooth
Milling the Tooth is the next step and this is when the tooth is actually created. The technician will take a piece of porcelain that matches the existing color of your teeth and place it in the mill. The device will then create the tooth that will them be placed and cemented to the prepared tooth.
Placing the Restoration
Placing the CEREC Crown is the last step to the process. The dentist will place the newly made crown and test to ensure a proper fit and comfort with your bite. If there are any adjustments that need to be made this is the time it will happen. When the dentist is happy with the fit, the crown will be cemented into place and you are set to go about the rest of your day.
Advantages to One Day CEREC Crowns
One of the biggest advantages of utilizing a CEREC crown is the one day aspect of it. Most people have a busy schedule and don’t have a lot of time to go to several appointments to have their dental work completed. CEREC crowns also save as much of the natural tooth structure as possible and last longer than traditional crowns. There are also less painful injections required and no need for a bad tasting and uncomfortable standard impression.