Visiting the dentist for a procedure is bad enough as it is. Having to return more than once in order to complete said procedure is so much worse. So, when the time comes for you to fix a tooth, you have a few options. One common dental procedure is getting your tooth fit for a crown. Typically, this would take a few visits in order to fix your tooth, but modern medicine has developed the most advanced technology when it comes to crowns – CEREC One-Visit Crowns. With the use of this restorative procedure you can have the smile you always dreamed of…and you can get it done in one visit.
Crowns are a cosmetic restoration used to improve your tooth’s shape or to strengthen a tooth. Most often used for teeth that are broken, worn, or have portions destroyed by tooth decay, crowns are “caps” cemented onto an existing tooth which fully cover the outer portion of your tooth above the gum line. Crowns can be made of porcelain, metal, or both, porcelain most popular because they mimic the natural tooth and are very strong.
Crowns are often preferable to silver amalgam fillings. Unlike fillings which apply metal directly into your mouth, a CEREC crown is fabricated from your unique tooth impression which allows a dental laboratory technician to examine all aspects of your bite and jaw movements. Your crown is then sculpted just for you so that your bite and jaw movements function normally once the crown is placed.
To learn more about CEREC one day crowns, contact Dr. Johns at 650-697-2073 or visit his website at www.chrisjohnsdds.com.
Dr. Johns also proudly accepts patients from Millbrae, San Francisco, San Mateo, Burlingame, Belmont, San Carlos, and surrounding areas.