Dental crowns are placed over weak, cracked, broken, or decayed teeth. They serve as protective shields and replace the enamel for biting and chewing. In addition, they can provide a natural-looking correction for heavily discolored teeth. Philadelphia dentist, Dr. Len Tau offers same-day crowns for patients with the help of CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) technology. CEREC allows Dr. Tau to quickly and effectively prepare your tooth and crown in a single dental visit.
Benefits of Crowns
If you have a tooth that is plagued with decay, a dental crown poses as a perfect solution. Crowns are composed to ensure durability, as well as appear natural looking. If you’re tooth is beginning to split, Dr. Tau can place a porcelain crown over it to hold the tooth together.
Professional teeth whitening enhances the appearance of your smile, but sometimes a tooth doesn’t respond to the whitening agents. In that case, Dr. Tau can place a crown over the pesky, discolored tooth. The crown will blend naturally with your smile and no one will notice the once-discolored tooth.
With the help of CEREC technology, Dr. Tau can place a dental crown in a single visit. He will begin the dental visit by sculpting your problematic tooth. After he prepares the tooth, he will take measurements of your teeth and mouth so that a unique crown can be created for you. Same-day crowns don’t require the use of a temporary crown. With traditional crowns, a temporary crown must be used while the permanent crown is being created in an off-site dental lab. CEREC allows for the customized crown to be created in the dental office, so you can avoid temporary crowns altogether.
CEREC technology uses advanced 3D scanning to create a one of a kind ceramic crown for you. The measurements taken by Dr. Tau are entered into the machine, where they are used to sculpt your personalized crown from a high-quality ceramic block. This procedure is completed by an in-office milling machine, which allows for same-day crowns.
Once the crown is completely sculpted, Dr. Tau will attach the ceramic crown to your tooth. To ensure the durability and stability of your crown, he will permanently bond the crown to you tooth.
Why Should I Choose CEREC?
We understand that you maintain a busy schedule. At Pennsylvania Center for Dental Excellence, we want to limit the amount of time you have to spend restoring your smile. We’re committed to quick, effective results. With same-day crowns, patients can restore their tooth without impacting their busy schedules. Although the crowns are created quickly, they maintain the same high-quality and esthetic appearance as traditional crowns. With proper care, your same-day crown will be a long-lasting restoration.
Caring for a crown is fairly simple. Dr. Tau recommends twice-daily brushing and flossing after each meal. Along with this, you should also schedule regular dental visits to check the placement of your crown. This time will allow Dr. Tau to examine the crown to ensure that it is effectively covering the problematic tooth and continuing to enhance the overall appearance of your genuine smile.