When you’ve got a damaged tooth that requires more than a filling, you’ll be relieved to know your Yuma dentist offers the latest in technology to make the process for dental crowns more efficient and effective than ever before. Our office invested in a CEREC milling machine, a device that uses CAD/CAM technology to help us plan for, create and place your metal-free dental crown in just one visit to The Yuma Dentist, Dr. Sam Carroll.
Dental Crowns: The Basics
A dental crown is a thin, tooth-shaped covering that surrounds a damaged tooth. The device can restore teeth that have been affected by some problems, including:
- Severe decay
- Broken teeth
- Restoring dental implants for single tooth replacement
- Strengthening a tooth after root canal therapy
Dental crowns can also be used to make cosmetic improvements in imperfect teeth. The appearance of misshapen, severely stained or oddly-textured teeth can significantly enhance with a ceramic or porcelain crown.
CEREC Makes One-Visit Crowns Possible
Traditionally, the treatment for dental crowns required at least two visits to the dentist, with a couple of weeks in between while the top created in a separate lab. A temporary device was worn during this waiting time. But with CEREC technology, your dental crown can be milled from a single block of non-metal material, right here in our office. That means your dentist can complete the entire treatment, from planning to final placement, in just one appointment, eliminating the need for a second visit and the use of a temporary device in the meantime.
In addition to the efficiency offered by CEREC one-visit crowns, the method may also give you a better-fitting device overall. Digital impressions taken with the Omnicam scanner are more accurate than is possible with the traditional, gooey way, improving treatment planning and likely resulting in a device that looks, fits and feels better than ever before.
Caring for Your CEREC Crown
Maintaining your CEREC crown isn’t much different from caring for your natural teeth. Keep your new tooth strong and the rest of your teeth healthy by brushing gently for two minutes, twice a day, flossing daily (concentrating on the area around the base of the crown) and visiting your dentist as recommended for checkups and cleanings.
Get Started Today!
Whether you need to restore the function of a weak or damaged back tooth, or if you’re looking to enhance the form of one of your front teeth, a dental crown may be just the solution you need. Sam Carroll, DMD, Your Yuma Dentist, takes care of your dental crowns or any other dental restorations in only one visit with CEREC technology. If you are in need of a dental crown, why wait to get started? Contact our office to request your appointment today!