August 27, 2019
Do you have a tooth that seems damaged or decayed beyond repair? What about a tooth that’s so discolored it tarnishes your otherwise lovely smile? Don’t worry. Your tooth and overall grin can be saved with CEREC in Midwest City. These high-tech dental crowns can be placed in one easy visit to your dentist’s office. They can also last a pretty long time. Read more below to learn how to make them last as long as possible.
What Are CEREC Crowns?
Dental crowns are “caps” that are placed over a tooth to restore it. They can serve multiple purposes, such as:
- Treating a tooth that has undergone a root canal
- Concealing a discolored, rotated, or otherwise undesirable tooth
- Covering a dental implant
- Healing a tooth too weak from decay to sustain a filling
Traditional crowns are made from either metal alloys, porcelain, or ceramic. However, CEREC crowns are made entirely of dental porcelain, which perfectly mimics the appearance and feel of tooth enamel, even down to the way it reflects light. Unless you go talking about how easy the procedure was, no one will even be able to tell you got a crown!
The main reason people prefer CEREC to traditional crowns is that they take significantly less time. With these one-day restorations in Midwest City, you can be in and out of the dentist’s office with your new crown in about an hour. Normally, you would have to get impressions made with sticky, uncomfortable putty and wear a temporary for a few weeks while your permanent one was being created in a lab. CEREC uses a digital camera to take impressions, which is much easier and more comfortable. In addition, it also skips the whole temporary part, meaning you can walk out of the office with a crown in just one appointment. You won’t have to take any more time off work or school.
How Can You Make Your Crown Last?
With proper care, CEREC crowns can last up to fifteen years. Be sure to follow these steps to ensure their longevity:
- Clean your teeth twice a day with a brush with soft bristles
- Floss every day
- Rinse with fluoride mouthwash
- See your dentist twice a year for a checkup and cleaning
If you have a tooth that needs fixing, ask your dentist if they offer CEREC same-day crowns. If so, you can transform your grin in just one hour!
About the Author
Dr. Steven Kendrick earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Oklahoma University College of Dentistry. In addition to offering CEREC crowns to his patients, he also mentors those who use CEREC in their own practices. If you think you could benefit from a one-day restoration in Midwest City, click here or call (405)-732-0431.
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