When a tooth has been damaged by decay or has been experienced trauma, it sometimes requires a dental crown. A crown is a custom-made covering that fits over an entire tooth until the gum line. Dr. Jeffery Johnson or Dr. Jody Johnson, your St. Louis, MO, dentists, can examine each patient and determine whether CEREC restorations are the answer for their damaged tooth.
What are CEREC Restorations?
With the help of CAD/CAM hi-tech equipment, CEREC restorations can be achieved in just one dental visit. Professional dental restorations can be made in just minutes. There is no need for two or three visits or a temporary crown that stays in place for weeks while a dental laboratory custom-makes your restoration. These restorations are convenient and successful as they are precise because of the use of advanced technology.
The CEREC Process
A dentist will first remove any decay present on the tooth and shape it so that it will fit perfectly with this new crown. The tooth is given a dusting of reflective powder and is then scanned to get digital pictures inside the patient’s mouth. The computer will then generate a 3D model of the teeth in just seconds.
While you wait, your new crown will be created using software that can mirror the image that was taken of your tooth. The ceramic material used also aims to match the shade of your teeth. Once your dentist determines the fit is right, any additional aesthetic changes are made. Lastly, the crown is bonded to the tooth.
What a St. Louis Dentist Can Do For Your Teeth
After a comprehensive dental examination, your dentists in St. Louis, MO, can determine whether or not CEREC same day crowns work for your oral health situation. In order to schedule an appointment today, call (314) 427-7400.