CEREC is a type of dental crown that eliminates what has always been a lengthy turnaround time, and they are available at Harris Dental in Phoenix.
CEREC stand for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. We use CEREC technology to create and place a crown in one day.
How Are CEREC Crowns Made?
CEREC same day dental crowns use Computer Aided Design/ Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology and 3D imaging to create a crown that fits your tooth perfectly. A CEREC crown maintains your natural bite and gumline contours.
After taking a 3D image of your tooth with an intraoral scanner, the image is converted to a digital model with the CEREC CAD/CAM software. The digital model is delivered to the milling machine.
The crown is milled from a ceramic block, and after matching its color to your teeth, is bonded to the damaged tooth.
What Are The Benefits of CEREC Dental Crowns?
Restores tooth function in one dental appointment
Only requires one dental visit
Prevents potential problems with temporary crowns
Retains more of your existing tooth structure
CEREC may be more affordable than a traditional crown
Fit better than standard crowns
CEREC dental crowns from Harris Dental are state-of-the-art. People from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa come to our office for them, and for other restorative dentistry. Call for an appointment with us today!
What’s the difference between a dental implant and a crown? The relationship can be confusing. At Harris Dental in Phoenix they can be combined in one procedure. And both can be used with other dental restorations.
Let’s clear up the confusion.
1. A dental implant can act as a foundation for a crown.
A complete implant/crown procedure includes a strong metal post (artificial root), abutment (connecting piece), and crown.
2. A crown can be used to protect a damaged tooth.
Removing decay weakens the tooth. Once the decay is removed, a filling may not be enough to restore necessary strength. Likewise, after a root canal procedure, the remaining tooth may need strengthening. A crown may be used in both of these circumstances. A durable dental crown protects the remaining tooth, allows normal function, and prevents shifting of the surrounding teeth
3. A crown can be attached to a dental bridge.
When a tooth has been taken out, a dental bridge may be used to restore part of it. The reason we say ‘part’ is because a dental bridge does not restore the root of the tooth. A crown can be used with a dental bridge to restore the visible part of the missing tooth. A dental bridge used to replace one tooth requires the removal of tooth structure from adjacent teeth. With a bridge, it warrants three crowns to replace one missing tooth!
When it comes to replacing lost teeth, dental implants from Harris Dental in Phoenix are state-of-the-art. Other services include complete general dentistry. Call us to schedule an appointment today!
We treat all of our patients royally here at Harris Dental, but some of them receive actual crowns. We’re not talking about crowns a king or queen wears, but crowns for your teeth!
A dental crown is like a cap that we place over a damaged tooth, in order to restore its size, shape, and strength. They also restore its appearance. Crowns are used for a myriad of problems:
To safeguard a weak tooth from decay, breaking, or to hold together a cracked tooth.
To cover and provide strength to a tooth with a large filling and little tooth structure remaining.
To restore a broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down.
To improve a tooth that is too small or misshapen.
To cover a tooth with severe discoloration.
To add strength to a tooth following a root canal procedure.
Once a dental crown is cemented into place, it completely covers the visible portion of the tooth, at and above the gum line. There are several different types of crowns available: stainless steel, porcelain and metal, all resin, or all ceramic.
We also fill cavities with tooth-colored fillings that blend perfectly with your natural teeth. In addition, our hygienists perform thorough deep cleanings for our patients whose healthy smiles need nothing else.
If your smile needs a lot more than a deep cleaning, let’s talk about cosmetic dentistry. There have never been so many ways to create the smile you deserve.
Having a drop-dead gorgeous smile is not just about attractiveness. It’s about oral health and its connection to overall physical health. It’s about self-esteem and self-respect. It’s about being comfortable with your age and stage of life. It’s about presenting yourself polished and professionally in your Phoenix career, among your family members, and with your friends and colleagues.