A dental crown offers durable and lifelike repair when you have a broken tooth or an advanced case of tooth decay. But placement doesn’t require two to three visits anymore. Instead, we can use the CEREC system to complete the process in one visit! Your Wheaton, IL, dental office discusses how we plan, fabricate, and place crowns in only one visit.
When Teeth Need a Restoration
A dental crown can cap the tooth and offer a number of restorative benefits. Since we create them from lifelike porcelain, they can offer these benefits with a cosmetic touch. For example, our team can address tooth decay too severe for a filling, or complete a root canal for an infected tooth. Placement can repair minor and severe damage, or help improve overall bite balance and chewing function. For people with minor tooth loss, we could even use them to secure a bridge in place or to restore an individual dental implant. Instead of requiring two to three visits to place, we can use CEREC to complete the process in one visit.
Preparing Your Smile
Our team will begin with a digital x-ray of your tooth to assess the crown of decay or infection, and to decide if you need treatment for underlying issues, such as a root canal for an infection. We then numb the area to keep you comfortable as we gently remove structure from the tooth itself. Afterward, we will take digital images of the tooth from several angles, and combine them to create a 3D model. Now we’re ready to create your finished restoration with the CEREC system.
The CEREC System
The information is then added to an onsite milling machine, which crafts your restoration from porcelain. We use porcelain because this material can handle daily bite forces, and can be color-matched to blend with your smile seamlessly. When the restoration is ready, we will check the restoration’s fit and make any necessary adjustments. We then attach your same-day crown with a powerful bonding agent. In one visit you obtain a restored tooth, with results that can last for years to come with proper care and attention.
If you have any questions about how we use the CEREC system to create and place a crown in only one visit, then contact our team today. We’re ready to help you enjoy optimal oral health again, improving the health, function, and beauty of your smile in one sitting.
Talk To Our Wheaton, IL Dental Office About Same-Day Dental Restorations
When you have a tooth that requires repair and improvement, we can offer solutions in only one visit, call our Wheaton, IL dental practice at 630.665.5555. The CEREC system can help repair and restore your smile.