When you have a missing or damaged tooth, you want it fixed quickly. However, most dental restoration treatments require two dentist visits over the course of several weeks. In most dental offices, the patient must first have impressions taken, which are sent to a dental laboratory where the bridge, crown, veneer, or denture is created. Once the restoration is finished, the patient returns to the dental office to have it placed.
However, the process happens much more quickly with CEREC crown restorations. Dr. Oliva Hart of Virginia Biological Dentistry helps her patients understand the costs and considerations of CEREC crowns.
CEREC, short for ceramic reconstruction, is a computer software that uses digital impressions and creates dental restorations right in the dentist’s office. The bridge or crown is created from a block of porcelain in less than ten minutes.
Speed of restoration: The biggest advantage of CEREC crowns is that they can be created quickly and efficiently. Patient’s won’t need to wear a temporary crown and the time in the dentist’s office is cut in half.
Comfort: CEREC restorations often fit better and are more comfortable than traditional dental crowns. If adjustments need to be made they can be done in the office, while you wait.
Appearance: Your crown will be a perfect match to the rest of your teeth.
During your examination, Dr. Hart will determine which restoration method is right for you and will estimate your costs. Dr. Hart has vast experience providing high quality, comfortable dental restorations. The Virginia Biological Dentistry office features state-of-the-art technologies and a caring and knowledgeable team to ensure that you get the results you want. For more information call (804) 381-6238 for a consultation today.