Even with the best possible oral hygiene and frequent dental visits, it’s not always possible to avoid some damage to your teeth. Over time, that damage can become more severe, requiring a seal that protects your teeth and gums from further decay while also helping repair the appearance of your smile.
For that, we have dental crowns, one of the most effective techniques available for improving the appearance, function, and longevity of your teeth. Traditional crowns, however, often required long wait times with a temporary crown used to seal the teeth before the final crown is completed.
What is CEREC – Single Visit Dental Crowns in Salinas
Chairside Economical Restorations in Esthetic Ceramic, or “CEREC,” is an advanced dental technology that is capable of making crowns immediately – at the office, while you wait – using computer aided imaging. CEREC makes it possible to restore teeth with almost no wait time, all while creating a crown that fits perfectly on the tooth and fits your bite completely. The process involves:
- Numbing the Mouth
- Removing Damaged Tissue
- Taking a 3-Dimensional Photo of Your Tooth with OmniCam
- Programming the Software
- Milling the Material
- Staining and Glazing the Material
- Restoration with Dr. Cureton
CEREC crafts teeth using ceramic. The machine is able to take a 3-dimensional look at your tooth, and Dr. Cureton programs it to create a crown that is custom fitted for your mouth. The entire process to create the tooth takes less than 30 minutes, with the entire appointment usually completed in under 2 hours. That means your crown is ready to go right away without any follow up dental visits.
Call Today to Schedule Your CEREC Appointment
Dr. Cureton is both a cosmetic and general dentist. That means he understands both the health of your teeth and gums, as well as how to make sure that you have a crown that looks wonderful in your mouth. With his experience and training, you can be confident that you’ll receive the perfect solution to your damaged teeth.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at (831) 449-8363.