You’re ready to make a change. You know what you want. You know what needs to be done. And you know if you get started, half of the work could be done today … and the rest could be finished in a few weeks.
What if you could change that and finish the whole job in a matter of a couple hours? That’s exactly what CEREC dental crowns could do for you.
Dental crowns have long been a part of restorative dentistry. They do a lot of wonderful things, which we will discuss in a moment. CEREC represents a step forward so patients at our Lancaster, CA, dentist office can get their dental crowns in less time.
The Function Of A Dental Crown
Before we discuss what set’s CEREC crowns apart from many other crowns, it’s important to understand when you may need or want a dental crown.
Dental crowns can and have been used to help countless patients with a variety of issues:
☐ Broken or chipped teeth
☐ Cracked teeth
☐ Decayed teeth
☐ Discolored teeth
☐ Infected teeth
☐ Misshapen teeth
☐ Missing teeth
☐ Worn-down teeth
A dental crown can be useful in all of these situations. As we mentioned above, dental crowns are often used for restorative purposes.
Modern dental crowns are strong so they can function like natural teeth. They are made with ceramic materials that give them a lifelike appearance as well. In other words, they can restore the purpose of your tooth both for eating and within your smile.
That’s why dental crowns also have been used for cosmetic improvements, such as changing discolored and misshapen teeth.
The point is dental crowns can do a lot of things for your smile.
And you can get your crown in a single day in many cases by visiting our dentist office in Lancaster, CA. Call 661-524-8457 to learn more.
The Process Of Getting A Dental Crown
The process for getting a dental crown is similar for many problems.
Whether you have a broken, cracked, decayed, discolored, misshapen, or worn-down tooth, the first step is reshaping your tooth.
If your tooth is broken, we will remove parts of your tooth that have been weakened. If you have a decayed tooth, we will remove the parts that were damaged by that decay. And if your tooth is misshapen, we will start by reshaping the tooth so it can support your dental crown.
Without CEREC, your dental crown may have to be ordered at a dental lab. This means that it could be weeks before your permanent crown is ready. When it is, it means you will need to make another visit to the dentist’s office to have it placed.
In the meantime, you will be given a temporary crown. This is primarily placed to protect your natural tooth until your real dental crown is ready.
In a way, this process would be like going to get new tires, having the mechanic place four spare tires on your car, and telling you to come back in two weeks when your real tires are there.
Dr. Boyle doesn’t think you should have to wait any longer than necessary to get your crown. That’s why we have CEREC crowns at our office.
The Process Of Getting A CEREC Dental Crown
The start of the process of getting a CEREC crown is the same as with any other crown. The dentist will reshape your tooth, leaving a healthy base to support your dental crown.
The difference is that with CEREC we use an in-office milling machine to create your dental crown. In a matter of a few short hours, you could have your permanent dental crown created and bonded in place before you leave our Lancaster, CA, dentist office.
In other words, it’s like going to get new tires and actually leaving with the tires you wanted.
There is another advantage to having a milling machine in our office. If something is wrong with your crown, we have the means to make a new one. We don’t have to send it back to a dental lab. We can fix it faster by doing it ourselves.
How Soon Do You Want Your Dental Crown?
If you had the choice between getting something you needed today or two weeks from today, when would you want it? With CEREC and Dr. Boyle, you can get your dental crown faster.
To learn more, just call 661-524-8457 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.