When you crack or chip a tooth, or if you have an severe case of tooth decay, your smile may benefit from a dental crown. With advanced technology, your Independence, MO, dentist can actually create and place one in just a single sitting. In today’s blog, we’re going to talk about how we create natural-looking crowns in just one visit with CAD/CAM technology.
The CAD/CAM System
We no longer need two to three visits for a temporary restoration. Instead, we will remove structure from the tooth requiring treatment and take a series of detailed digital images. We combine the images to create a 3D model, which is used to design the restoration. We upload the information into a CAD/CAM onsite milling machine, which will craft the finished product from ceramic. Not only is ceramic strong and durable, but the material can also be shaded to match the color of surrounding teeth, and contains stain-resistant properties. We place the restoration with a powerful bonding agent, so you leave the office with an improved smile.
The Benefits of Custom Crowns
A custom restoration not only looks natural, but also addresses a number of cosmetic and restorative issues. For example, our team can use them to repair chips, cracks, and severe breakage. We can lengthen the worn-down teeth and also restore cases of advanced decay or infection. Placement has been known to address issues with a tooth’s shape and color, and can help secure a dental bridge for those with minor tooth loss. We can also restore a single tooth dental implant as well, helping you enjoy a full smile once more.
Since the restoration is attached to a natural tooth, there is still a risk of infection, decay, or gum disease compromising your crown. To safeguard your smile, be sure you maintain routine daily care, such as brushing for two minutes when you wake up and again before bed, and also flossing thoroughly before going to sleep at night. Every six months, make time to see us for a routine checkup and cleaning, so we can monitor your smile and also remove plaque and tartar. These visits will protect your natural teeth, and your repaired ones. If you have any question about improving a smile’s function, health, and beauty, then contact our team today to learn more.
Does Your Smile Need a Restoration?
In one visit we can improve your smile’s overall appearance and function, and address an array of restorative and cosmetic concerns. For more information on our restorative treatment options, then schedule a consultation by contacting Independence Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Independence, MO, today at 816-350-0808. We also proudly serve patients who live in Independence, Lee’s Summit, and all surrounding communities.