As you sit in the chair listening to your dentist talk about the treatment you need, it’s going in one ear and out the other. He said the dreaded words “you need a dental crown” and you tuned out, immediately thinking that you’ll never be able to fit that into your work schedule. The last time you had a crown done, it took 4 weeks to complete, not to mention the two additional visits required when your temporary crown kept coming off. He insists that you need this treatment done soon, and he also said something else you’re not sure you heard right – it can be done in one visit with CEREC technology?
How Does CEREC Work?
CEREC utilizes 3D technology that scans an image of your tooth directly to our milling machine, which is located in our office. Dr. Giamberardino will use the image to design and customize your new tooth. Then our milling machine will fabricate your crown while you wait. This means that you’ll leave our office the same day with a fully functional crown that is aesthetically pleasing to your smile.
What are the Benefits of CEREC?
With our lives only becoming busier, CEREC has revolutionized a process that used take weeks to complete. Using 3D technology to scan an image of your tooth also gives a more precise impression of your tooth, and is more comfortable for patients than the messy impressions we took in the past. CEREC produces a high quality porcelain restoration that our patients can trust and rely on, while it also complements their smile.
Why Do I Need a Crown?
When your tooth sustains an injury, fracture, breakdown of an old restoration, or decay that a dental filling can’t repair, Dr. Giamberardino will recommend a crown to repair your tooth. It’s designed to replace your entire tooth and it fits over your remaining tooth structure like a cap.
It’s important to restore your tooth as soon as you can because decay that enters your tooth from a fracture or breakdown can progress further into your tooth and root, causing more damage and the necessity for more invasive treatment such as root canal therapy. With CEREC one-visit crowns, there’s no longer any reason to ignore or delay your much-needed treatment.
Contact Giamberardino Dental Care
Would you like to learn more about how CEREC can help restore your smile? Give your dentist in Medford a call today!