Teeth that have been damaged due to an accident or decay will require caps or coverings in the form of dental crowns to restore their functionality and appearance. Crowns are sturdy, custom-made coverings that fit over the visible portion of your teeth.
Dr. Irina Pogosian and Dr. Thomas Ohlson here at Comprehensive Dental Group in Stamford, CT, offers CEREC same-day crowns, which are much more convenient than standard crowns.
CEREC Same-Day Crowns: How They’re Made
Installing a CEREC same-day crown starts with prepping the tooth. The preparation will entail the removal of damaged or decayed parts and then molding the tooth to make sure that the crown will fit perfectly over it. This same step is also included when installing a traditional dental crown.
Next, your dentist will apply a thin layer of reflective powder and use a tiny wand connected to a computer to take digital images of the tooth that requires a CEREC crown and your entire mouth. Within several seconds, the computer will produce a 3D impression of your teeth. This will be utilized as the basis for your CEREC same-day crown.
CEREC Same-Day Crowns: The Magic of CAD/CAM Technology
The magic happens with the use of CAD/CAM technology, which is basically the software that will design and help fabricate your same-day crown while you sit back and wait in the dentist’s office. While waiting, your dentist will also choose the shade of ceramic material that will be used for your CEREC crown to make sure that it will match your other teeth. The crown’s design will then be sent to a machine that will craft your crown in just five minutes or so.
When your CEREC crown is ready, your dentist in Stamford, CT, will examine its fit and shape. Your dentist may also need to make some modifications to it to make certain that it will fit snugly and comfortably over your tooth. Once your dentist is satisfied, the crown will be capped over your tooth with dental cement.
With traditional dental crowns, you will need to be fitted with a temporary crown for two weeks or so while you wait for your permanent dental crown to be made. By contrast, you’ll be fitted with the CEREC crown in just one day.
Reach Out to Us For More Questions or Details on CEREC Crowns
Call your Stamford, CT, dentist, Dr. Irina Pogosian, or Dr. Thomas Ohlson here at Comprehensive Dental Group at (203) 359-3296.