Dental accidents can happen to anyone at any time. Whether your dental emergency is a small crack or full tooth loss, finding the right treatment as soon as possible is important. Broken teeth can open the door for disease and decay to cause further problems, which can ultimately require more restorative care down the road.
At All About Smiles, our goal is to protect your smile at all times by using the latest in innovative dental technology. For patients facing broken or cracked teeth, our McMinnville dentists use CEREC same-day crowns and restorations.
CEREC is a unique technology that combines state-of-the-art technology with personalized care. Using CAD/CAM (computer assisted design and manufacturing) software, CEREC allows Dr. Golly to take a digital impression of your smile and create a perfect crown, inlay, or onlay restoration for your smile. Once the restoration has been made on the screen, the dimension is sent to the in-office CEREC milling machine. Here, your restoration is made from a solid block of porcelain in as little as 15 minutes. Once complete, it’ll be placed right onto the damaged tooth.
This innovative treatment offers patients a number of unique benefits not available with traditional lab-made restorations. These advantages are often grouped into “The Three C’s of CEREC”:
From start to finish, traditional lab-made crowns can take approximately two weeks to be made and placed. That’s two weeks that you’ll be living with a temporary crown or restoration, which is not made to withstand extended use. Because each step of CEREC is done in one visit to our dental office in McMinnville, you’ll never need to worry about leaving with a smile you can’t rely on. Many of our patients appreciate that same-day crowns let them get back to their busy routines without having to schedule multiple visits.
Your comfort during each step of care is one of our top priorities. Rather than relying on traditional “goop” to create a model of your teeth, the digital impression part of CEREC means no more gagging on unpleasant tasting material. As you leave our office with your permanent restoration, patients won’t need to worry about the discomfort that can accompany extended temporary crown use.
When restoring damaged and broken teeth, our goal is to save as much of your natural tooth as possible. As CEREC technology is incredibly precise, our dentists in McMinnville, OR are able to ensure that your final restoration protects your teeth and doesn’t make significant alterations to it.
Thanks to the innovative technology CEREC uses, our dentists are able to create a number of restoration options right in our office. In addition to crowns, we use CEREC to make:
Don’t let damaged teeth further compromise your smile – contact All About Smiles today to schedule your same-day restoration appointment and leave with a beautifully restored smile. Call today!