A crown is a tooth restoration that covers and protects damaged teeth. Crowns are placed when a tooth has a large worn out filling or a large cavity; after a root canal, or to protect a cracked tooth or for cosmetic purposes. A crown protects and strengthens the tooth.
Porcelain crowns are beautiful and natural looking. Porcelain is used inside and outside to eliminate the dark line at the edge of the gum that shows when you have a metal based crown. The porcelain maintains a translucency that makes it hard to tell from a natural teeth.
It takes two to three appointments to place a crown. In the first appointment the doctor cleans and prepares the tooth. A temporary crown is placed. In the second appointment an impression of the tooth is taken and sent to a laboratory for the fabrication of the crown. When the crown comes from the lab, it is bonded to your tooth to give your tooth its natural look.
Crowns in One Day
Cerec is a revolutionary computerized technology that fabricates beautiful ceramic restorations
(inlays, onlays and crowns) in one visit! Save time out of your busy schedule. In addition to this, the use of Cerec means no impressions of your teeth taken, fewer needles and less drilling. If you need your restoration today, Cerec is the way to go.
The Cerec 3D allows dentists to provide patients with new ceramic crowns
and fillings in just one visit. No temporaries that fall, no second visit. The Cerec 3D saves time, pain and anesthetic needles.
The Cerec 3D uses CAD/CAM technology which incorporates a camera, a computer and a milling machine in one device. After taking the picture of the damaged tooth, the image is processed by the computer and the dentist uses CAD technology to design the restoration. Then in about one hour, the Cerec 3D creates the new restoration that the dentist will bond to the old tooth.
By Alvaro Ordonez, DDS
January 13, 2015