Life is busy for most people. With work, school, kids, errands, travel, and life’s little unexpected challenges, most people are constantly on the go and unable to find much time for much-needed dental work. When you think of going to the dentist to get a tooth fixed, you may have visions of lengthy visits with lots of drilling and discomfort, but that really is no longer the case at many Anchorage, Alaska, restorative dentists’ offices. Advanced dental technology and innovative procedures are allowing Anchorage, Alaska, dentists to fix teeth in much less time than in the past.
If you need a dental crown, there’s a very good chance your Anchorage, Alaska cosmetic dentist offers same-day dental crowns known as CEREC® crowns. CEREC® stands for Chairside Economic Restorations of Esthetic Ceramics, which seems like a mouthful, but it’s really not. CEREC® same-day dental crowns allow you to have a complete tooth restoration to save that tooth in just one visit to your Anchorage dentist’s office. The CEREC® procedure utilizes some of the most advanced dental technology available today and allows your dentist to save a tooth in no time at all.
Save a Tooth AND Time With CEREC® Crowns
With traditional dental crowns, you are required to go to the dentist at least twice. The first visit involves preparing the tooth for a temporary crown while the permanent dental crown is manufactured in a lab. The second visit involves placing the permanent dental crown on the affected tooth and applying finishing touches to ensure it looks like your natural teeth, blends right in, and is fully functioning.
Restorative dentists in Anchorage can now build a custom-fit, long-lasting, naturally colored porcelain/ceramic dental crown in just one visit. With CEREC®, there is no need for an unsightly temporary crown while your permanent crown is manufactured. If you’re pressed for time and are looking for an effective, convenient dental solution to repair a damaged tooth, please read on to learn more about same-day dental crowns known as CEREC® in Anchorage, Alaska.
Advanced CEREC® Technology
The CEREC® crown procedure uses a technology known as CAD/CAM, which stands for Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing, respectively. By using a camera, computer, and milling machine, your Anchorage restorative dentist can apply a CEREC® crown using just one machine. A special camera takes images of your damaged tooth, and the optical impression of your tooth is displayed on a monitor. CAD/CAM technology is used to design your tooth restoration and automatically creates your dental restoration while you wait. The new restoration is bonded to your existing tooth, and this whole process only takes about two hours.
Advantages of CEREC® Crowns
One of the biggest advantages of CEREC® same-day dental crowns in Anchorage, Alaska, is that you won’t have a silver filling, which often discolors a beautiful smile. The CEREC® crown is as natural looking as tooth restorations get, and the materials used in CEREC® crowns are highly compatible with the tissue in your mouth. The materials of a CEREC ®crown are anti-abrasive and plaque-resistant, which means they can last the rest of your life if you practice healthy oral hygiene.
While CEREC® crowns have been around for about twenty years, their popularity is skyrocketing now because they can be applied in just one visit, and people love that about CEREC®.
Your dentist will be able to determine if CEREC® is right for you; most people are great candidates for CEREC® same-day dental crowns if they’re dealing with any of the following dental problems:
- Large, old fillings
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Broken teeth
- Teeth with enamel problems
- Decayed teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Overcrowded teeth
- Uneven bit
- Tooth sensitivity
One of the best candidates for a CEREC® crown is the person who has a large cavity, but the tooth still has a solid foundation. If you need a tooth extracted and a permanent replacement for that missing tooth, you may be a great candidate for a CEREC® same-day dental crown in Anchorage.
Get a CEREC® Same-Day Dental Crown in Anchorage
If you’ve been told you need a dental crown and have been putting it off because you just don’t have the time, please contact Dr. Richard Crosby General & Cosmetic Dentistry at (907) 277-1098 today to learn more about CEREC® dental crowns. You may also fill out our online contact form, and one of our dental team members will reach out to answer any questions you may have about CEREC® crowns.