Restore Your Smile Today With CEREC Crowns
Crowns are a common way of protecting and restoring a damaged tooth, but the wait for them to be made by a laboratory can be uncomfortable and leave the tooth vulnerable to more damage. However, at Cohasset Dental in Cohasset, Massachusetts, Dr. Kevin Thomas and Dr. Aaron Chenette cut out the wait time by creating crowns in their office during your appointment through the use of CEREC technology. Learn more about this amazing advancement in dental care here:
Why do I need a dental crown?
If the topmost part of a tooth - the visible portion - has experienced trauma or decay has damaged it beyond repair, a dental crown can restore its function and appearance. After the damaged portions have been treated by your Cohasset dentist, a crown will cover the tooth with a porcelain "cap" that offers protection from any more decay or breakage. Crowns are an excellent alternative to extraction because they allow the roots of the natural tooth to remain intact. By keeping the gap filled in, crowns also help the wearer maintain eating and speaking functions and prevent decay from building up on the nearby teeth.
How does CEREC make the crowning process easier?
CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, is a multi-faceted piece of dental equipment used by your Cohasset dentist to create crowns in-office. Digital measurements for the crown are sent to a computer, which then transmits the information to a 3D printing machine that carves the crown out of a block of porcelain. This means that your Cohasset dentist can easily prepare your natural tooth for the permanent crown and then place it within a few minutes. This eliminates several steps in the process: the need for a temporary crown, extra time taken off work for multiple appointments, and the wait for a laboratory to complete work on the restoration and ship it back to the dentist's office.
If you need a crown, we encourage you to contact Cohasset Dental in Cohasset, Massachusetts for a consultation. We continue to be amazed with the precision and convenience of CEREC, and we're sure you will be too!