In the old days, patients had no choice but to wear a temporary restoration while their permanent crowns were being made, but thanks to modern technology, that’s not necessarily the case anymore! Dr. Redmond can use CEREC in Sylacauga to repair your smile over the course of just one visit. Have a tooth that’s been broken, decayed or otherwise damaged? Call Family Dentistry Rick Redmond, DMD immediately to schedule an appointment; the sooner it can be fixed, the better!
CEREC – an abbreviation for “chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics – is a system that uses computer-aided design and manufacturing to create a high-quality crown in a matter of minutes. Obviously, these one visit crowns in Sylacauga are a lot more convenient for both the patient and the dentist.
After applying localized anesthesia to keep you comfortable, Dr. Redmond will prepare the tooth to receive a crown. This means removing any decay before reshaping the enamel so that the restoration will fit.
After that, we’ll digitally scan your mouth to create “impressions” without the use of messy dental putty. The information will then be entered into the CEREC machine, which will then mill the crown out of a block of porcelain. Once it’s complete, Dr. Redmond will check to make sure it’ll look natural and fit comfortably in the mouth before putting it in place.
There are many advantages to getting same day crowns in Sylacauga rather than relying on more traditional methods, such as:
The CEREC system can be used in many different situations where a tooth’s been damaged; since it uses porcelain, it’s especially well-suited for replacing teeth near the front of your mouth. If you’re thinking of getting a same day CEREC crown, schedule a consultation with us today.