One of the best ways to restore or replace a damaged tooth is by using a dental crown. A crown can act as a tooth replacement, can support weak teeth, and can restore the appearance of a cracked or broken tooth. Traditional crowns have to be ordered from a professional dental lab. This process can take weeks or even months!
Thankfully, at Chagrin Highlands Dental Group, we have the technology to make custom dental crowns right here in our office. With CEREC technology, you can enjoy a new look after just one visit.
What Are CEREC Same-Day Crowns?
CEREC stands for “chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics.” It is a computer manufacturing system that we use to design and craft crowns here in our office. In just one visit, we can use this technology to create and place your restoration.
We create CEREC same-day crowns using a special kind of 3D printing technology. Because they are made with a ceramic compound, they are durable and natural-looking. We will design your new crown to match the shape and color of the rest of your teeth, so it blends into your smile. CEREC crowns are as functional, reliable, and realistic as traditional crowns.
What Is the Process?
CEREC technology allows us to craft and place crowns in a single day – even if several are needed! First, Dr. Desatnik will prepare your tooth for its new crown. He will take a digital image of your tooth, which we will use to design your restoration.
After a model has been made, the CEREC machine will take the information and use a milling machine to create your permanent crown. We use only the highest-quality materials available to ensure it is durable and functional. Your final crown will match the color and shade of your surrounding teeth. This will make your restoration as natural-looking as possible.
Once your crown is ready, Dr. Desatnik will test it to make sure it fits comfortably and securely. After making any necessary adjustments, he will polish it and bond it to your tooth.
How Do I Care for My CEREC Same-Day Crown?
CEREC crowns are made with a strong, stain-resistant ceramic material. However, it is still possible for your crown to break or become discolored over time.
To avoid damaging your crown, we recommend avoiding hard or overly chewy foods. Nuts, hard fruits and vegetables, and olive pits can cause damage. Do not chew on anything hard like ice or pens, and do not use your teeth as tools to open things.
To keep your CEREC crown healthy and stain-free, be sure to brush and floss regularly. When possible, use dental products that contain fluoride. Smoking, eating bright-colored foods, or drinking dark things like coffee and wine can all stain your teeth and crown.
Am I A Candidate for CEREC Same-Day Crowns?
Dental crowns are an excellent way to restore tooth damage and enhance your smile. We can use CEREC technology to restore cracked, damaged, and discolored teeth. CEREC crowns can even be used as tooth replacements! This treatment is ideal for just about anyone. Dr. Desatnik will be able to explain the risks and benefits of this treatment and help you decide how to move forward.
If you think you may be a candidate for CEREC Same-Day crowns, please contact our office today at 216-464-9800 to schedule an appointment.
Hear From Our Amazing Patients
Every business should have the kind of customer service and patient advocacy as Dr. Desatnik and the Chagrin Highlands Dental Group!
I can't thank them enough for all they have done on my family's behalf!
- Jill B.
Dr. Desatnik and his team are wonderful to work with. My case was a complicated one, and then to complicate matters further, I had a very challenging travel schedule. Dr. Desatnik and his team were outstanding. They answered all of my questions, set realistic expectations and were very flexible to work with.
- Uzma K.
Dr. Desatnik and his office have been the best dental experience I have had. They are always on time, the office is spotless and the staff is extremely helpful. But most of all, Dr. Desatnik takes his time with you and explains the procedures. He is thorough, gentle and develops a great rapport with his patients. Highly recommended!
- Althea M.
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