Damaged teeth can cause severe pain, create difficulty when eating, or even prevent you from smiling at all. Naturally, patients want their damaged teeth to be addressed and treated as soon as possible. In the past, customizing a crown for a problem tooth was a long process that sometimes took weeks, but with our in-office CEREC® technology, we can create a fitted crown and affix it in just a single appointment!
What is a Dental Crown?
Teeth that are too damaged or decayed sometimes need reinforcement to prevent further damage and eliminate pain. A dental crown is a tooth-colored cap that fits over a tooth to protect compromised enamel or root canals. A crown must be fitted for the unique size and spacing of a tooth to restore maximum functionality and comfort.
Our CEREC® Same-Day Crowns
Creating a custom-fitted crown used to be a time-consuming process that could take multiple visits over several weeks. A physical dental impression had to be made and then sent off to a specialized dental lab where the crown would be constructed. If the crown was not a good fit or needed to be adjusted, the patient would have to wait for a new crown to be crafted.
With our in-office CEREC® 3D technology, we can digitally process and craft your crown in just one visit! CEREC® eliminates the need for a physical impression by digitally assessing the needed shape and size of your crown. The machine can craft a new crown in less than five minutes right there with you in the office. We can then place the crown that very same day, often with little need for adjustment. With crowns reported to be 50 percent more accurate than lab-fabricated crowns, CEREC® technology is your best option for fast and reliable treatment.
Chichetti Dental is committed to helping you look and feel good again. If your damaged teeth are disrupting your daily activities, schedule an appointment with us today for speedy relief!