Colorado Springs, CO
Are you having tooth problems? You’re not the only one. If you look around, you’ll notice that a lot of your friends have tooth problems too. Over 40% of American adults have at least one dental crown. Dental crowns cover and protect teeth that have been damaged due to injury or disease. Our Colorado Springs dentists have been using crowns for decades in dental practice, and nothing has really changed, except for the material used in crowns.
Now, there is a new crown procedure that allows us to speed up the time putting on a crown used to take. Our team, including Colorado dentists Andrew Miller, DDS and Francisco Darquea, DDS, can shorten it from weeks down to one day. It’s called the CEREC crown process. Let SmileCOS Dentistry give you more information about CEREC crowns.
What Is A Dental Crown and What Is It Used For?
Dental crowns, or dental caps, are used to cover teeth that have been damaged or that have disease. A crown can be used to cover and protect a tooth that has been injured. Sometimes, teeth break or crack, even when we do something simple, like eat an apple. We can use crowns to cover teeth that have been diseased as well. When we do a root canal to try and save an infected tooth, we then have to cover it with a crown to protect it so that it can’t be damaged further. This usually saves the tooth, which is always our goal. In the past, crowns were made of gold or silver, but most people today use a porcelain crown over a metal cap for extra protection.
What Is A CEREC Dental Crown?
CEREC dental crowns stand for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. This means that we are able to speed up the crown process. Not too long ago, the dentist would place a temporary crown on your tooth, and you would come back in a few weeks to get your permanent crown placed. However, now we can give you a new crown while you wait. The CEREC crown process is simple. We use a machine, a CAD (Computer Aided Design) to make a 3D model of your tooth, which allows us to mold a crown right in our dental office with ceramic and metal. You can sit down in our office without a tooth, and then you can suddenly get one. How amazing is that?
Advantages to the CEREC Dental Crown Process
The best part about the CEREC crown process is how much time we can save you. We can fix your tooth problems all at one time, which means you won’t have to make multiple appointments. CEREC crowns are also less expensive than a traditional crown. Whether you chipped your tooth a while ago, and you are just getting around to getting it fixed, or you have a painful tooth that is infected and is really bothering you, we can take care of you with the CEREC process.
If you are around Colorado Springs and still aren’t sure the CEREC process is for you, why not give SmileCOS Dentistry a call at (719) 394-3304
? Let us talk to you about getting your chipped, cracked, or cavity-filled tooth covered with a CEREC crown.