Same Day Dental Crowns in Liberty, MO
When you are experiencing oral health issues, we know that getting treatment quickly is in your best interest. Dental crowns are one of the most popular treatments available and getting one quickly is advantageous to your health, your smile, your schedule, and your budget. That’s why we offer same day crowns in Liberty, Missouri. We are trained and knowledgeable in CEREC dentistry- the most advanced technology available for creating customized dental restorations in mere minutes.
What is CEREC?
CEREC technology stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Put simply, CEREC technology is known for the ability to design and create dental restorations that are intricately customized for an individual patient. The best part is that these highly customized restorations are created within minutes while the patient is resting comfortably in their dental chair.
The process relies on powerful digital technology and cuts down on the time that is traditionally needed to place crowns, veneers, inlays, etc. While the traditional process may have involved two or more appointments, CEREC restorations can be created and placed all in less than an hour.
CEREC Crowns- When Do I Need One?
Our skilled team at Northland Family Dentistry offers CEREC one visit crowns in the Liberty, MO area. Dental crowns are one of the most common dental restorations needed by our patients. Our team is highly sought after by many patients in need of dental crowns because we guarantee the fastest service with CEREC technology.
There are many reasons why a patient might need a crown, including:
- To protect a tooth that has suffered from a cavity
- To restore a broken or cracked tooth and protect it from breaking
- To cover and strengthen a chipped tooth
- To fortify a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment
- To mask an unattractive tooth
- To complete a dental implant or dental bridge
CEREC One Visit Crown Process
The process of receiving your same day crown is very easy. First, you will visit our dentists for the initial consultation. During the consult, our dentists will examine the tooth needing a crown and check your oral health.
After the consultation, our team will correct the oral health issue at hand. This will vary depending on your reason for needing a crown. For example, if you are experiencing tooth decay, our team will remove the cavity before placing the crown. Or, if you have an infected tooth, our team will need to perform a root canal treatment before placing the crown.
Once the tooth is ready, we will then prepare the tooth to receive the crown. This usually involves modifying the shape of the tooth so that the crown fits snugly. This can entail either filing down the tooth structure or filling it up. Once the tooth is properly prepared and modified, our dentists will use the CEREC omnicam to take multiple images of the tooth. These images are then projected to the computer where a detailed 3D image of the tooth is created.
This 3D image is then sent to the milling station. This station is responsible for carving your dental crown out of a small block of high quality ceramic material. Using the exact measurements taken from your mouth, the milling station quietly and quickly produces a long lasting, natural looking dental crown. The process takes mere minutes and can be completed while you sit in the dental chair. We employ this same day process for many other dental restorations, including our dental veneers procedure.
Once the crown is created, our dentist will place it over the affected tooth and bond it permanently with dental cement. After bonding, you are able to enjoy a newly restored tooth and smile that will last for many years.
How to Care for Your CEREC Crown
Caring for a dental crown is easy but does require extra vigilance. Always uphold healthy oral hygiene. Be sure to brush and floss the tooth daily. Teeth that are protected by a dental crown can still experience decay so do not neglect the area. Brush with a soft bristled tooth brush so as not to scratch the crown. Also, avoid chewing with the tooth when eating hard or sticky foods as this can dislodge or crack the crown.
If you experience any pain or issues with your crown, visit our office immediately so that we can examine and correct any issues. For more information regarding our same day crowns, visit our office today to speak with our knowledgeable team. We are always willing to answer any questions you have about the process. Call us today to schedule your consultation at (816) 716-1000.
We employ CEREC dentistry to provide faster service for a number of our dental services. If you are interested in benefiting from this advanced technology, call our team today to learn more and get all of your questions answered.