Livonia CEREC One-Visit Dental Crown
Have you been told you need a dental crown? Patients who have deep decay may need to have a large amount of tooth structure removed which can compromise the structural integrity. A tooth without internal support can crack or break, allowing infection to invade and cause additional dental problems. When you sustain severe damage to your tooth, you may need a crown to repair the problem. Crowns return structure, strength, and function to a tooth with extensive decay or injury. Thanks to our CEREC technology, the doctors at Livonia Dental Group can craft and place a crown in one visit.
What are CEREC One-Visit Crowns?
CEREC is a computer-aided system that allows dentists to design, fabricate, and place permanent, all-white, reliable restorations, like inlays, onlays, and crowns, in a single visit. CEREC stands for CEramic REConstruction, and it’s a revolutionary system that’s changing the way patients view dental visits. Each CEREC crown is milled from a single block of the highest quality porcelain. This makes CEREC one-visit crowns extremely durable and natural-looking. And just as the name suggests, we are able to fabricate and place your crown in just one visit.
How Do CEREC One-Visit Crowns Work?
When you visit our Livonia restorative dentistry practice, your doctor will first render a 3-D image of your tooth. Using a precise color matching system, we’ll choose a CEREC bloc that closely resembles the shade of your existing teeth. The in-office milling unit will then create the custom crown in about an hour. Your brand new CEREC one-visit crown will mimic the size, shape, and color of your smile and blend so seamlessly, no one will know it’s a restoration.
Why is CEREC a Better Choice Than Traditional Dental Crowns?
Conventional dental crowns can take several visits for preparation and placement. One appointment is necessary to prepare the tooth, and a temporary crown then has to be placed until a restoration can be fabricated at a lab. This process can take up to two weeks. In the meantime, your temporary dental crown could break or fall off, requiring an additional visit to our office. Because CEREC crowns require just one visit, we can help you avoid hassles, lost work time, and make your dental visits more convenient.
CEREC restorations fit precisely that they conserve tooth structure, seal completely, and last for years. Contact Livonia Dental Group to learn more about CEREC crowns in one appointment. Our Livonia restorative dentistry office is located in the Detroit Metropolitan area near Redford, Farmington, and Northville, and we’re accepting new patients.