Let’s face it. We all consider our time to be very important. And that’s one of the reasons we offer the advanced CEREC technology, capable of producing a dental crown in just one day! CEREC is a CAD/CAM technology, computer-assisted design and computer-assisted manufacture system and allows your dentist in Minot, ND to make your customized crown in just one visit. Get in, get out, get on with your life!
A crown is a functional covering that dentists put over a damaged or decayed tooth or teeth after the dentist has removed the defective area. A dental crown can be used to strengthen a tooth, improve appearance and can be placed on top of a dental implant.
The old way of making a crowns typically consisted of multiple visits. First, your dentist would assess the situation to determine the best strategy. They take a dental impression to make a mold of your tooth, then send it off to the lab. They would make your crown and the dentist would send you home with a temporary. You come back another day, after a dental lab has made your permanent crown. After a few weeks your crown is ready, so you would come back to the office to have it placed
But with advancements in dental technology like the CEREC system, you can get all of this done in one day! The obvious advantage of this is that it saves you lots of time. Another advantage of the CEREC technology is precision. The scanner the dentist uses takes excellent 3D images of your jawline and the computer the dentist uses takes excellent images of the area for the crown. With such good information, your dentist has less healthy tooth structure to remove when preparing the tooth or teeth for a crown than with the traditional method. This is a win-win for you.
Instead of porcelain, these one day crowns are made with an enamel-like material. No metal is used. For this reason, X-rays can see through these crowns in a day and detect cavities easily.
And because we know that how your teeth look is important to you, they can color your crown in a day to match your existing teeth. No one will be able to tell that you had dental work done. Call today for an appointment to get your crown in a day. Next time you’re in our office ask us more about the CEREC machine, we’d love to show off our awesome technology!
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