Broken, stained, or damaged teeth aren't the look we usually go for and we often think fixing teeth is time-consuming. Dr. Gavin Schill offers patients CEREC crowns at Christiana Creek Dental Care in Elkhart, IN, to help people smile more confidently.
More About Same-day Crowns
Crowns are synthetic oral appliances that mimic the appearance of teeth. They are custom made caps, which means they're essentially hollow in the center so as to fit over teeth. Crowns cover a single tooth or multiple teeth in an effort to hide severely stained teeth that spoil your smile; crowns also reinforce weakened teeth damaged from trauma and are used for other procedures or treatments like dental implants, or root canals.
At Dr. Schill's dental office in Elkhart, he not only places crowns but does it using the CEREC system. Dr. Schill places your permanent crown in just one visit! So, why is this a bid deal? Crowns usually take several visits. Your dentist first prepares the tooth, then takes an impression that'll be sent to a lab to make a permanent tooth. You're given a temporary crown until you come back to the dentist's office in a few weeks to have your permanent crown attached.
With same-day crowns, you're put on a fast-track to recovery. CEREC stands for CERamic REConstruction. The dentist uses computerized software that takes 3D images of teeth and sends them to an in-office milling machine that creates a crown out of a block of ceramic. The crown is then cemented in place and, voila, you're done in about one hour.
Benefits of CEREC Crowns
Same-day crowns are advantageous because they give you custom crowns in a single visit. This means you get to dodge temporary crowns and multiple dental visits, which may be hard to manage because of work, or other daily obligations.
Need a consultation?
If you need a same-day crown, why wait? Dr. Gavin Schill of Christiana Creek Dental Care provides CEREC crowns at his office in Elkhart, IN. For more information, call him at (574) 262-4378 to schedule a consultation, or for more information.