CEREC one-day crowns are one of the newest cosmetic treatments. This restoration treatment is designed for teeth that have moderate to severe damage. They are designed to restore your smile and your mouth to their optimum function and health. Thanks to the latest technological advancements in the field of cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Edwin Kim can complete the restoration in a single day. A one-day crown provides you a customized, natural-looking, restored tooth in one visit. Let’s talk about how CREC crowns can improve your smile.
What is the purpose of a crown?
Over a lifetime, most people will experience a variety of dental issues that need treatment provided by general or cosmetic dentistry in San Pablo, CA. The most common reasons for dental visits include teeth cleanings, filling cavities, and bonding. However, sometimes, more intensive treatment is needed to repair damaged teeth. This usually involves a dental crown. Dr. Edwin Kim usually recommends a dental crown if a tooth has suffered moderate to severe damage. A crown restores the tooth’s health and function. This fixed prosthetic is cemented to the damaged tooth. It improves the appearance of the tooth and the whole mouth. It also helps to strengthen the affected tooth. To be fitted properly with a crown, Dr. Kim will make an impression of the tooth. The damaged tooth may need to be filed down a little to ensure a perfect fit.
What are one-day crowns used for?
A one-day crown is versatile and suitable for numerous restorative and cosmetic purposes. CEREC crowns can be used to:
- Cover a severely stained, darkened, or discolored tooth
- Attach to and anchor a dental bridge
- Restore a tooth that has a lot of damage or decay
- Cover a dental implant
- Improve both the functionality and appearance of an irregularly shaped tooth
- Support a large filling when a lot of a tooth’s structure is gone
- Strengthen a weakened or fractured tooth
What is CEREC?
CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, is the latest dental technology that enables a crown to be milled and placed in just one office visit. The process uses 3D scanning to create a digital image of the tooth. Then a custom-made crown is made to match the size, shape, and shade of your tooth. Dr. Jacqueline Lee and Dr. Edwin Kim can prepare and place a CEREC crown in one dental visit.
Advantages of CEREC Crowns
The benefits of using CEREC one-day crowns include:
- Fewer appointments are required
- Fewer anesthetic injections are needed
- The natural structure of the tooth undergoes less reduction
- No need to have a temporary crown
CEREC one-day crowns are made using CAM/CAD technology. This just means the process of making a crown is, “computer-aided” designing (CAD) and “computer-aided” manufacturing (CAM). They can save patients a lot of time since there are no additional appointments necessary. This saves you time, as well as money since you only pay for a single visit, and you only have to take one day off from work. The crowns also provide a more comfortable experience since they do not need any impressions with putty or pastes. Dr. Kim will use an intraoral camera to make 3D images of the tooth and a crown will be designed so it fits your tooth precisely.
Ready for a CEREC One-Day Crown?
If you’ve been suffering from a damaged tooth, need to strengthen a weakened tooth, or need to cover an implant, call us to schedule an appointment today. At San Pablo Dental Care, we have the experience and expertise to create a CEREC one-day crown. We are ready to help you get the smile you want!