Receiving the news that you need a dental crown is never great. Dental Crowns can require a few lengthy visits and weeks to complete. Many people actually avoid dental treatment because of the time required to complete their dental work. However, dental crowns in Brampton, ON are changing all that with the use of CEREC one-visit crowns!
What is a dental crown?
A crown is used in dentistry to repair a tooth that has sustained more damage or decay than a composite filling can repair. It’s designed to fit over your existing tooth preserving the integrity of your root structure, yet strengthening and restoring your natural tooth. It’s typically made of tooth colored porcelain, so it’s also natural looking and not noticeable among your existing teeth.
The process to complete a crown used to take at least two long appointments scheduled two to three weeks apart. At the first appointment, your tooth would be prepared for your permanent crown, which would then be completed at a dental laboratory. You would leave the first appointment with a temporary crown to wear until the placement of your permanent crown.
In approximately two to three weeks, your permanent crown would arrive from the dental lab ready to be placed. This required another lengthy appointment. If your temporary crown broke or came off during the interim, you may have had another appointment to replace it. The whole process could take almost a month to complete. No longer, with CEREC one-visit crowns!
What is CEREC?
CEREC is a system that uses 3D imaging to take a photo of your tooth and mill a custom made crown out of high quality porcelain for you in just about an hour. The benefits to this system are endless, but the biggest benefit is that you no longer have to wait weeks for your crown. You will leave at the same visit as your preparation appointment with a beautiful, durable and fully functional restoration.
You no longer have to deal with temporary crowns, which would often crack or fall off, requiring additional visits and causing discomfort. Because CEREC utilizes 3D imaging, you also don’t have to endure the messy impressions that traditional crowns require. CEREC crowns are made from porcelain materials that have been tried and tested, so you can rest assured that you’re getting a high quality restoration.
At Torbram Dental, Dr. Vince Fava and his team are proud to offer this revolutionary service to their patients. We understand that your time is valuable, and our goal is to make your dental appointments as comfortable and efficient as possible. CEREC one-visit crowns help us achieve these goals. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about CEREC and any other services we offer. Contact our office today to learn more.