Traditionally, having a new dental crown or other restoration created requires multiple appointments of a patient’s time, not to mention uncomfortable physical impressions and lacking temporary restorations in the interim – but not anymore. With CEREC, this process can be achieved in a single visit that only lasts around an hour. We look forward to helping you improve your smile here at Franklin Dental Center!
Once Dr. Franklin-Pitts has carefully prepared the affected tooth, we will carefully scan it with a high-tech camera in order to create a comprehensive digital impression. The new restoration is then designed by using this scan before this information is sent to the in-house milling unit. CEREC restorations are crafted from dental ceramic, a high-quality substance that is highly biocompatible with the human body. In fact, it has the same basic characteristics as your original tooth enamel!
After the milling unit has created the new restoration from a ceramic block, our team will make any last-minute adjustments before securely cementing it in place within your smile so that you can walk out of the office feeling fully confident.
Because ceramic crowns created with CEREC are tooth-colored and blemish-free, our patients are able to live every day to the fullest with a smile that shines. Your new “tooth” will appear just like the old one did, blending in well with the natural teeth that surround it.
CEREC restorations are also very tough, and they’re directly bonded to the natural tooth structure in order to create lasting, functional improvements. Our team makes every effort to preserve as much of the original dental structure as we possibly can. The lack of metals results in far less sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures as well, and the new restorations are more than capable of sustaining daily chewing.
Better yet, with the help of CEREC, patients don’t have to worry about gagging on physical impression materials. The entire process is handled digitally for maximum convenient and excellent accuracy – no time-consuming retakes needed.
Are you ready to improve your oral health and your attractive smile with the power of CEREC? We look forward to helping you explore this state-of-the-art option and determine which restorative solution is right for your personal needs.