If you have a tooth that is severely decayed, damaged by trauma or weakened by infection, you may require a dental filling or crown. A dental crown is a type of restoration that can be used to strengthen a tooth, improve its appearance and prevent further weakening. In the past, getting a ceramic a crown was a multi-step process that required multiple visits to the dentist. While this is still the case in many dental offices around the country, other more progressive dental offices are able to offer one-day dentistry. This exciting new trend is made possible by advanced CAM/CAD technology developed by CEREC®.
Visiting the dentist means time missed from work, taking care of your family and other obligations. This is just not realistic for many busy individuals. Fortunately, CEREC® CAD/CAM technology allows your dentist to restore the natural strength of your tooth the way you deserve with the convenience that you need. During your appointment, an image of your tooth is taken and converted into a 3-D virtual model. This virtual model is then used to create a custom filling or crown that can be immediately placed on your tooth. The CEREC® technology streamlines your dental crown procedure so that you walk away with a restored, beautiful smile in the very same day.
Since this service requires an investment and subsequent training on the part of the dentist, not all dental practices currently offer it. The ones who do proudly display the CEREC® One Visit Dentistry seal on their websites and marketing materials as well as in their offices. If you need a dental crown but do not have the time for multiple visits to the dentist, CEREC® One Day Dentistry may be a good solution for you. Call your dental office today to find out if your dentist offers this exciting service. You can also go to www.cereconline.com and click on the "Doctor Locator" tab at the top of the page to find a certified CEREC® provider in your local area.
Posted on the behalf of Dr. Leia Porcaro - Grateful Dental