If your smile does not look the way you would like and needs restoration, but some teeth have cavities or fractures, the best way to enjoy healthy teeth, with a beautiful aesthetic appearance, is the treatment with dental crowns.
A porcelain crown is a prosthetic work that covers an abutment or a tooth with a high degree of coronary destruction, thus managing to save it both aesthetically and functionally. The dental crown completely covers the affected tooth. It looks like a tooth, noting that it attaches like a cap over the damaged tooth.
There are several materials from which dental crowns can be made, but the porcelain crowns (tooth colored crown) are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth. A porcelain crown provides an aesthetic appearance similar to natural teeth and a very high durability).
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments.
The first visit involves examining and preparing the patient. Before starting this process, our doctors will offer you a consultation to find out if this type of restoration suits you. Once we have decided which is the best treatment option, we move on to tooth preparation.
The first visit will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. The patient goes home with a temporary dental crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.
The second visit takes place as soon as the dental crown is ready. The temporary one is replaced with the permanent one, and the patient enjoys a new, beautiful and functional smile. The accommodation with the new dental crown is done in a short time, it then feels exactly like a natural tooth.
Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic (CEREC) it is a computerized system with the help of which unidentary and small-scale ceramic works can be designed and realized in a single session, extremely precise, aesthetic and resistant.
With the help of CEREC, superesthetic restorations made of integral ceramics can be designed and realized in the dental offices, in a single appointment.
If you are considering same day crowns and would like more information, or if you would like to explore your options, make an appointment on our site or at (610) 647-7611.
Almost anyone who needs a ceramic restoration can benefit of CEREC. Exceptions include patients who have a prior history of breaking ceramic devices and those with a deep bite.
First of all, the whole process is computerized. CEREC Cam is an innovative system that uses an intraoral chamber to obtain the exact impression of the tooth to be treated. In this way, the patient gets rid of the discomfort caused by the traditional impression and can be sure that his tooth will have a perfect appearance.
The design is then transmitted to the milling machine, which makes a dental crown from a ceramic cube. Depending on the material used, the doctor adjusts its transparency, making sure that the restored tooth will fit perfectly with the rest of your teeth. Then, the dental crown is applied in the patient's oral cavity, using the same method used in the case of mounting traditional crowns. This technique considerably reduces the time spent in the dental office and allows this type of treatment to be performed in a single visit to the dentist.
If you have questions about CEREC or would like to obtain more information on this innovative technology, please contact our office.