In the past, dental restorations such as crowns required at least two visits to the dentist’s office. The first, to take a mold of your teeth, and the second—several days later, after the crown is made—to affix it in your mouth.
Gratefully, we live in a modern age where technological advancements have made the dentist’s job easier and your wait period shorter. With CEREC, short for Ceramic Reconstruction, now we can produce perfect porcelain restorations within minutes and reduce your time at the dental office to one visit!
To learn the specifics of same day crowns, please contact us at: 850-863-1722. Then come in for a consultation at Emerald Coast Dentistry in Fort Walton Beach, FL.
How Same Day Crowns Happen
Making your new crown is a miracle that meshes technology with artistry. First, the damaged tooth is prepped. This may require a deep cleaning with scaling and root planing if there is an abundance of plaque and tartar deposits below the gum line.
Once the stubborn deposits are removed and root surfaces smoothed, the tooth is shaped and coated with a special reflective powder. Next, a digital 3D picture is taken and the new crown is designed using very precise digital data.
A crown is a tooth-shaped cap made to look like your natural tooth. It is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size and strength. It gives protection to a weakened or damaged tooth and keeps it from breaking. It can also hold together a cracked tooth, or lend size to a tooth that has been severely worn down. Once the digital data is received, a block of ceramic, colored to look like your natural tooth, is milled with precision for a perfect, custom-made fit. The crown is then cemented to your tooth on the same day!
The CEREC crown provides a beautiful looking, single-visit restoration. With its enamel-like material, the CEREC crown looks and feels like your real teeth. So, if you’re in need of a new crown, come in to see us at Emerald Coast Dentistry in Fort Walton Beach, FL. Call our office at: 850-863-1722.