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What are Dental Crowns?
A crown is a prosthetics positioned over a tooth to enhance strength and durability. When a tooth is cracked, has an old filling, or is severely decayed, the placement of a crown is often recommended. Crowns strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and can improve the appearance of your smile. Types of crowns include the full porcelain crown (ideal for use on the front teeth) and the porcelain-fused-to-metal crown.
Why Are Patients in St. Louis Choosing CEREC®?
CEREC® by Sirona Dental Systems is the world’s first system for the fabrication of all ceramic dental restorations in one office visit. With CEREC®, you can be in and out in a single visit with a permanent crown! For you, the patient, this means fewer injections, less drilling, and less time out of your hectic schedule for dental care.
Single Appointment Dental Care
Most Creve Coeur dental restorative methods require more than one visit to the dentist. This means that on the first visit, you get an injection of anesthesia, your tooth prepared, an impression taken, and a temporary restoration put on your tooth. You make a second appointment for a couple of weeks later, get another injection, have the temporary pried off (if it hasn’t fallen off already), and have a permanent restoration put on. Why go to the Creve Coeur dentist a second time when you don’t have to? With CEREC®, the procedure is done in a single appointment, start to finish.
Finest Dental Materials
A CEREC® tooth restoration isn’t just convenient, it is also healthy. Many years ago, dentists had few options to repair decayed and damaged teeth other than amalgam, gold, and other metals. With CEREC®, your dentist can use strong, tooth colored ceramic materials to restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty, and function. These materials closely match the composition of natural tooth structure. This means when you eat hot food and then drink something cold, the restoration and tooth expand and contract at almost equal rates. Also, the materials are chemically bonded to your tooth, so your dentist can save as much healthy tooth tissue as possible while providing you with a dental restoration that strengthens your tooth.
How Does CEREC Work?
First, we prepare the damaged tooth by removing the damaged tooth structure. Next we paint a thin layer of reflective powder directly on the tooth’s surface. Using a special camera, we then take a picture of the tooth. No need to take a messy impression and send it to the lab. We work from this digital image which is actually a highly accurate optical impression of the tooth.
Computer aided design technology helps us design the restoration from the optical impression. The design is done chair-side on a color monitor. Patients can watch us design the new restoration right in front of their eyes!
Then a computer aided mill creates the restoration while the patient waits. The tooth is milled out of a block of ceramic material that matches the patient’s tooth color. Computer aided manufacturing uses diamond burrs simultaneously to mill a precise restoration. The milling takes about 15 minutes. Finally,we bond the newly milled restoration to the tooth using an adhesive.
What Kinds of Procedures Can It Perform?
- Partial and full crowns
- All other single-tooth restorations Before After
- Inlays and onlays
What Are the Advantages CEREC Offers?
- We can perform the restoration in a single session! Typically in less than one hour.
- No need to make an impression and send it to a lab.
- No return visits for the patient.
- The restoration is natural looking, as it is made out of tooth-colored ceramic material.
- Ceramic material is bio compatible, high-grade, anti-abrasive and plaque-resistant.
- Metal free—no silver-colored fillings.
- Allows us to save more healthy structure.
- Extremely precise.
Is This a New Technology?
No. CEREC has over 25 years of clinical research and experience to support the technology. The manufacturer of CEREC has relied on user input and research to improve the product over this time.Over four million restorations have been performed worldwide.
Contact Us today to set up a CEREC® crown appointment with Dr. Schuman in Creve Coeur.