Do you have decayed or cracked teeth? If so, Matthew St. George, DDS, at St. George Family Dental in Fulton, Missouri, can help restore your smile and function of your damaged teeth through the use of CEREC same-day crowns. Traditional crowns require multiple visits to the dentist. However, with just one visit to St. George Family Dental, you’ll have a durable and aesthetically pleasing crown. For any additional questions or to book your appointment, call our office today.
CEREC same-day crowns provide you the speed and convenience of having your dental crown procedure completed in one appointment instead of two. The CEREC crowns look and feel like real teeth.
Crowns are prosthetic caps that fit over a portion of your damaged, decayed, or cracked tooth, restoring its function and shape. Additionally, because Dr. St. George customizes your crown, it’ll match the color of your surrounding teeth, giving you a beautiful smile.
If you get a traditional crown, Dr. St. George would provide you with a temporary crown while you wait for your permanent one. This can be inconvenient and even uncomfortable if they shift in your mouth or cause sensitivity. On the other hand, CEREC crowns don’t require a temporary crown as you’ll be in-and-out with your new crown in about an hour.
Dr. St. George and his staff remove all decay from your tooth followed by shaping and sizing of your tooth in preparation to take a digital picture. Your tooth then appears on a computer screen in 3D, which helps Dr. St. George design the crown restoration with your input on aesthetics.
Once the design of your porcelain crown is complete, the CEREC machine creates your crown, and it only takes 15 minutes. Afterward, Dr. St. George places your new crown over your tooth, and you’re finished. The whole process from start to finish takes just over an hour.
Dr. St. George recommends you treat your CEREC crown just like your natural teeth by brushing and flossing daily, using an antibacterial mouthwash, and avoiding chewing excessively hard foods and ice that can break your crown. CEREC crowns last on average 10-15 years, but if you follow Dr. St. George’s guidelines, they may last much longer.
If you’re interested in learning more about CEREC crowns and how they can benefit your smile, call St. George Family Dental today or schedule your appointment online.