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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.
Have you heard of CEREC same-day crowns? Your dentists at Comprehensive Dental Group in Stamford, CT, proudly offer them to restore teeth damaged by decay, accident, abscess or other oral health issues. Dr. Irina Pogosian and Dr. Thomas Ohlson use state of the art design and manufacturing processes to create crowns quickly and conveniently in just one visit.
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown, or cap, fully covers and protects a damaged tooth above the gum line. Teeth requiring dental crowns may have several old fillings, cracks, infection, extensive decay or other condition which threatens their viability and ruins their appearance. Our dentist removes the damaged portions, takes oral impressions and creates a tooth-shaped and durable restoration that looks and functions with perfect realism.
CEREC same-day crowns
Old-fashioned crowns took a couple of weeks and involved oral impressions and temporary restorations. Today's CEREC crowns are different, vastly improved in process and product through amazing digital design and fabrication.
Your dentist at Comprehensive Dental Group accomplishes the entire treatment chairside, as the name CEREC indicates. CEREC means Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic. From examination to digital impressions to manufacture of your crown and its placement, it all happens right in the treatment room.
Dr. Ohlson and Dr. Pogosian input information from your X-ray imaging and digital impressions and then mill your 100 percent porcelain crown in about 20 minutes. Installation is a breeze because CEREC same-day crowns bite and fit perfectly right out of the machine.
Advantages of CEREC crowns
There are many, the most important being a restoration that is long-lasting.
Additionally, CEREC crowns:
- Match the color and configuration of your surrounding teeth
- Require simple routine maintenance at home and six-month cleanings and exams at Comprehensive Dental Group
- Reflect light just as your natural teeth do
- Don't take up a lot of your time (no missed work and multiple trips to the dental office)
- Are manufactured completely on-site for optimal quality control in about an hour
Contact Comprehensive Dental Group
Your CEREC crown treatment is just a phone call away. Phone Dr. Pogosian, Dr. Ohlson and their staff for a complete evaluation of your problem tooth and consultation on a CEREC same-day crown. Call (203) 359-3296.
After plain old fear and anxiety over going to the dentist, lack of time is probably one of the biggest reasons that many people skip going to the dentist for regular check ups and dental cleanings or to fix a problem like a chipped or cracked tooth. But in addition to the cosmetic effects, skipping necessary dental repairs and restorations could also affect your oral and general health as a result. But it has never been easier or more convenient to get the dental care that you need. The dentists at Comprehensive Dental Group, Dr. Irina Pogosian and Dr. Thomas Ohlson, offer same day crowns for quick and efficient dental restorations in Stamford, CT.
CEREC Same Day Crowns in Stamford, CT
Thanks to developments in digital imaging technology, it is now possible for your dentist to design and create dental crowns right in the office without sending them out to a lab for fabrication. The crowns can be prepared while you wait, all in a single appointment.
CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) same day crowns allow your dentist to take total control of the restoration process, saving you time and cutting out the need for additional office visits while providing a modern, high quality, natural-looking restoration.
How CEREC Same Day Crowns Work
Instead of taking a physical dental impression and sending it out to a third party lab, the dentist takes a digital image with a camera, which is then uploaded to a computer. The restoration is designed using the CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design / Computer Aided Manufacturing) program and then produced using an onsite milling machine. The crown is bonded in place, and your tooth is as good as new. And the best part is that in most cases, the entire procedure can be completed in as little as an hour.
Find a Dentist in Stamford, CT
For more information about CEREC same day crowns, contact Comprehensive Dental Group by calling (203) 359-3296 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ohlson or Dr. Pogosian today.