Occasionally, a tooth will experience significant enough damage that its roots will become threatened, and a restorative porcelain crown will often be recommended to provide additional support. These crowns can be both functional and cosmetic, as they offer an aesthetically appealing solution to dental decay while protecting the bite surface. While there are a multitude of benefits, one common drawback of receiving a restorative crown can be the need for a temporary fixture while the permanent attachment is created in a lab. At Dr. Arun Narang & Associates, however, you can receive a custom-made porcelain crown in just a single office visit with the innovative CEREC® technology.
For more information about CEREC® One-Visit restorations, or if you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our cosmetic dentists, please contact our office today.
Our CEREC® One-Visit crowns are developed with the aid of CAD-CAM technology, which stands for computer-assisted design and computer-assisted manufacturing. This revolutionary method can produce a porcelain crown customized to precisely fit your affected tooth during the same office visit as your preparation. As a result, you should not have to return for a secondary appointment, which is typically necessary with lab-generated crowns. In addition to crowns, CEREC® can manufacture a wide variety of high-quality ceramic restorations, including fillings (both inlays and onlays) and porcelain veneers.
CEREC® Fillings / Inlays and Onlays
Not all types of dental decay are significant enough to warrant a crown, and porcelain fillings offer an excellent restoration method while maintaining the aesthetic appearance of your tooth. In fact, many patients prefer to have their still-functional metal fillings replaced with porcelain, as this material is more durable and offers enhanced cosmetic appeal. As with the CEREC® crowns, fillings and inlays/onlays can often be tailored to the best possible fit and appearance for your tooth without you having to return for a second visit.
Benefits of CEREC® Restorations:
- Produced and fitted in a single visit
- Reduced patient discomfort
- Enhanced cosmetic appearance over metal fixtures and fillings (no metal used)
- Improved durability over white composite fillings
If you have additional questions about how our CEREC® One-Visit restorations can help to improve your smile, or if you wish to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors, please contact us today.