You feel a little embarrassed. You weren’t watching where you were walking and you collided with a doorframe.
To make things worse, you broke one of your teeth as a result of this accident.
You just want to fix your tooth as soon as possible. You don’t want to keep explaining what happened. You want your smile back, and you want to stop feeling self-conscious about opening your mouth.
Take Advantage Of Our Technology
If you got a crown before or know someone else who received a crown, you may be wondering how it’s possible to get one in a single dental visit. The old way of getting a crown could take weeks and multiple dental visits, after all.
During an initial visit, the patient may need an impression. That’s sent to a dental lab, which uses it to design the crown. It could take weeks before the crown is ready and shipped back to the dental office.
In the meantime, the patient’s tooth could be reshaped into an abutment. They would wear a temporary crown while they wait for their permanent crown to be created. That also means they run a risk of the temporary crown breaking or coming loose, which has the potential to compound the complications of the situation.
With our CEREC machine, you can skip the temporary crown and get your permanent crown in a matter of a few hours. That reduces your risk of other problems, so you can restore your smile sooner, too.
How CEREC Works
The first step is making a digital scan of your teeth. This means no need to bite down on a bad-tasting, goo-filled impression tray.
That scan becomes information that is fed into computer-aided design software. When the design is complete, it guides the movements of our in-office milling machine. This machine takes a ceramic cube and turns it into your crown.
In the meantime, your tooth is reshaped into an abutment to support your crown. Your crown can be shaded to match the natural color of the rest of your smile. This way your “fake” tooth will be indistinguishable from your real ones.
Before you leave our office, your crown will be bonded in place. Your tooth will be restored to its full shape. Your smile will be complete, and you will be able to bite and chew naturally and normally.
Fix Your Tooth Faster
You can get your oil changed in your car in 30 minutes. You can get a pizza in less time (usually). In today’s world, you can get a replacement tooth in an afternoon.