CEREC One-Hour Crown in Ridgefield
Ridgefield Perfect Smile Center can treat your tooth and place your permanent crown in just one visit…
At Ridgefield Perfect Smile Center we can create your new CEREC crown while you wait. Using the CEREC milling machine, we can use digital images of your prepared tooth to mill your one-hour crown.
With CEREC one-hour crowns, you do not have to worry about multiple visits to the dentist, wearing temporary crowns, or waiting weeks for your permanent crowns. At Ridgefield Perfect Smile Center our CEREC one-hour crowns feel comfortable, conserve and strengthen tooth structure, and remain durable.
What is CEREC?
CEREC, which is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, is an advanced technology that uses specialized computer software to design your same day crown in Ridgefield and an in-office milling unit to create the crown. The CEREC system is comprised of three inter-connected parts. The first is an intraoral camera that creates a visual impression of your tooth. This conveniently takes the place of a molded impression that was always necessary with a traditional crown.
Second is CEREC’s computer system and software. The optical impression is transferred here and the software manipulates the image to create a 3D representation of your tooth. Your customized dental crown is designed based on this representation. The system is extremely precise, so your new crown will fit and match your tooth perfectly.
Finally, there is the CEREC milling unit, which is equipped with special burs that carve your crown from a single block of ceramic in about 20 minutes. If necessary, we can touch-up the finish before the crown is cemented over your tooth.
The Benefits of CEREC
A CEREC one-hour crown not only preserves an otherwise damaged tooth, but it also improves your smile. Because CEREC one-hour crowns are designed to match the color, size, and shape of your teeth, no one will be able to tell you have restorations. CEREC one-hour crowns look as natural as your real teeth.
Caring for Your Same Day Crowns in Ridgefield
In general, a tooth encapsulated with a CEREC crown requires the same care as one of your natural teeth; brush and floss daily and schedule regular checkups with your dentist in Ridgefield. Be sure to clean carefully where the crown meets the gum line because plaque has a tendency to accumulate here. Also, try to avoid biting down on hard foods with your CEREC same day crown.
If you need a porcelain crown to cover a broken tooth, or to protect a tooth that has recently undergone root canal treatment, then please take advantage of the CEREC one-hour crown services we offer at Ridgefield Perfect Smile Center.
At Ridgefield Perfect Smile, Dr. Dana Jones, Dr. Josephine Franzese, and our team of dental professionals provide general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services for families in Ridgefield, Redding, South Salem, Danbury, and Wilton. Whether you need periodontal therapy or porcelain veneers, we can create your perfect smile. Book an appointment now.