Posts for: July, 2021
Improving your smile is easier and quicker than ever, thanks to CEREC crowns. Your Fenton, MO, dentists, Dr. Thomas Kemlage, and Dr. Andrew Kemlage offer versatile restorations at Kemlage Family Dentistry.
How do CEREC crowns work?
Receiving a crown used to require two visits to the dentist. During the first visit, your dentist made your tooth a little smaller and took an impression of your mouth. The impression was sent off to a dental laboratory that had made other crown requests. Although the technicians made the crowns as quickly as they could, most people waited about two weeks for new crowns.
You left the office wearing a temporary crown and made another appointment to receive your permanent crown. During the second appointment, your crown was adjusted and cemented onto your tooth.
When you replace your tooth with a CEREC crown in the Fenton, MO, dental office, your restoration is made while you wait, eliminating the need for a dental laboratory. Your dentist has a milling machine in his office that acts as a sort of crown printer. The machine removes layers from a block of ceramic or resin to create a durable, attractive, comfortable crown.
CEREC crowns offer these benefits:
- Only One Visit: You won't have to take time off from work for two dental visits. Your crown will be in your mouth in about an hour after your dentist takes digital impressions of your mouth.
- Natural Look: Your new crown is made of ceramic or resin, strong materials that look very much like your tooth enamel. Your dentist chooses a shade that matches the color of nearby teeth to ensure that your dental work blends in with your smile.
- More Comfortable Impressions: Getting an impression used to be the worst part of the crown process for many people. Putty impressions were uncomfortable and even made some people gag. Digital impressions are putty-free and only take a few seconds.
- No Temporary Crowns: Wearing a temporary crown meant that you had to constantly review your list of off-limit foods. Steak, raw vegetables, pizza crusts, and sticky foods could damage or loosen the crown and were to be avoided. Since CEREC crowns only require one visit to the dental office, there's no longer any need for temporary crowns.
Upgrade your smile with CEREC crowns! Call (636) 225-1777 to schedule an appointment with your dentists in Fenton, MO, Drs. Thomas and Andrew Kemlage of Kemlage Family Dentistry.