A tooth that’s suffered trauma or damage from tooth decay needs to be protected and restored. Dental crowns can provide a damaged tooth with total coverage, shielding it with a solid exterior to keep the natural tooth safe from further damage. And it used to be that a patient would make two trips to the dentist to have their permanent crown placed. However, with today’s new technology, a new permanent crown can be placed in just one visit to Scott A. Babin, DDS & Associates. Drs. Scott Babin and Anne Mazure-Schmidt are general dentists who can help you achieve your ideal smile using the latest CAD/CAM technology for creating one-visit dental crowns.
Dental crowns are a vital tool for restoring a damaged tooth without extraction. They are a fantastic way to preserve your natural smile after it’s been damaged by trauma, tooth decay, fracture or a root canal. Dental crowns are also used to disguise discolored teeth while enhancing the size and shape of a tooth. They can also replace missing teeth within a dental bridge.
Your damaged tooth will function just as it used to with a dental crown, as it is protected from further damage. They also look natural, allowing you to confidently show off your brilliant smile. Crowns are a cost-effective way to prevent the need to have more costly and invasive dental procedures in the future, like extraction or root canal.
Dental crowns can last 10 years at minimum using the proper aftercare, giving you the gift of a reliable tooth and a fantastic smile for years to come.
Traditional dental crowns used to require two or more visits to the office to complete. During the first visit, the dentist would have to take a messy mold of your tooth. After the mold was taken, they placed a temporary crown before sending the models to their lab to create a permanent one. After a week or two, patients would return so the dentist could remove the temporary crown and place the permanent crown.
However, with new CEREC dental technology, everything’s streamlined into just one visit. Your dentist will take a model of the tooth with revolutionary 3D digital imaging software that scans the targeted tooth. There are no more messy, goopy, uncomfortable molds to deal with. The new digital 3D image is then transferred to the CAD/CAM software to design the crown, and then it is sent to a milling station at the office, which begins crafting the dental crown.
The process is fascinating to watch as the diamond bur at the end of a robotic arm begins to carve out your new crown. Your dentist then fits the crown to your tooth using bonding techniques that ensure a solid and long-lasting crown. CEREC dental crowns use the highest quality materials to create the perfect crown in one visit! You can also have a dental bridge made in just one day using CEREC.
Now you can save time while enjoying an incredible smile that allows you to do things like smile and enjoy your favorite foods in one visit to your dentist. To learn more about CEREC technology and how it can restore your smile, call Scott A. Babin, DDS, and Associates, at (425) 629-8228 to schedule your consultation at our office in Edmonds, WA, with one of our talented dental professionals or call (425) 793-2440 to schedule your consultation at our office in Renton, WA.