Reclaim your smile with one day CEREC crowns in Las Vegas
smile is one of the first things that people see, and if you have
suffered a dental injury or have tooth decay, a dentist can help you
restore your smile. Depending on the type of injury or decay that you
have, a CEREC crown that is fitted and applied to your tooth in one day may be a good option for you. Dr. Lim and his team at Hillside Dental in Las Vegas use the latest CEREC technology to provide you with the perfect restoration.
Overview of CEREC crowns and what to expect at your visit
CEREC crowns use the latest technology to mold a
A typical appointment for a CEREC one day crown
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- Fitting and application are done in one day: Traditional crowns require two appointments or more and involve the placement and removal of temporary crowns and waiting for a few weeks between appointments while the crown is created from the dental impression. CEREC crown molds are milled from a block of porcelain within 30 minutes and can then be placed in your mouth on the same day.
- No need to take impressions using messy substances: Instead of using alginate, an elastic material that is traditionally used to take dental impressions, CEREC impressions are taken using 3D imaging technology. This means no gagging or sitting uncomfortably with trays in your mouth while the impressions are taken.
- The 3D image creates the perfect custom fit for your mouth: Traditional impressions used to create crowns can have imperfections that cause a less than ideal fit for the final crown. With digital imaging, the crown is created precisely for your mouth to ensure a flawless fit.
- The crown material is durable and natural: CEREC crowns are made using porcelain that not only looks like a real tooth but also feels like one. On average, CEREC crowns last 10-15 years but can last even longer if they are taken care of properly.
Candidates for CEREC crowns
Most people who require a dental crown to treat damaged or
decayed teeth can be good candidates for a CEREC crown. However, if you
need a root canal, your dentist may recommend that you are fitted with a
traditional crown so that he or she can monitor the infection of the
tooth over time. Your dentist will examine your teeth and discuss your
particular needs with you to determine whether a CEREC crown is a good
treatment option for you.
Caring for your crown at home
The optimal care for your CEREC crown is the same as the
home care that is needed for the health of your natural teeth. This care
involves brushing after every meal or at least twice a day, flossing or
using an interdental cleaner at least one time a day, and visiting your
dentist twice every year for professional cleanings and oral health
checks. A healthy diet that limits starchy and sweet foods will help
prolong your crown’s life and promote the health of your natural teeth
Dr. Christopher Lim and his associates at Hillside Dental in Las Vegas, NV are here to discuss your tooth restoration options, answer your questions, and ensure that you receive the right treatment for your needs. Dr. Lim is ethical and professional and is committed to providing the highest quality of care to his patients while using the latest technology. Call Hillside Dental at 702-666-8584 for a consultation today!