Same-day Dentistry with CEREC in Powell

December 15, 2016

Restore a damaged tooth in one hour at Wedgewood Complete Dentistry in Powell. Dr. Ryan Eskridge uses CEREC technology for durable, life-like crowns.

Teeth damaged by cavities, abscess or oral injury are renewed with CEREC same-day dental crowns in Powell. Custom-crafted by the Drs. Eskridge and Straker at Wedgewood Complete Dentistry, CEREC crowns restore teeth to optimal function and appearance without multiple dental visits, temporaries or tacky oral impressions. Amazing digital technology and chairside manufacturing produce exceptional restorations in just one appointment.

CEREC Remakes Smiles Quickly

CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Drs. Eskridge and Straker use this restorative dental service to rebuild teeth compromised by decay, oral injury, congenital malformation, root canal therapy, infection or multiple fillings.

Creating complete or partial crowns (inlays or onlays) and even crown and bridge in Powell, CEREC imaging and design software and in-office milling techniques produce lifelike crowns in approximately 60 minutes. A patient simply comes to Wedgewood Complete Dentistry with a compromised tooth and leaves with a lifelike and fully functional restoration.There’s no lengthy waiting for a crown to return from the dental lab. (Typically, traditional crowns take one to two weeks.)

After a complete oral exam, digital X-rays and other imaging to determine the need for a crown, the dentist removes the damaged portions of the tooth. He uses an intraoral camera to make a three-dimensional picture or optical impression. Then, the dentist uses the impression and special computer software to design a crown that is perfectly sized, shaped, and shaded to complement the individual’s smile and oral function.

Then, the CEREC milling machine takes the doctor’s instructions and makes the crown out of a solid block of biocompatible porcelain. This ceramic material is realistic, plaque-resistant and durable. Milling takes about 20 minutes right in the treatment room. The patient can watch his or her crown as it is fabricated. The cosmetic dentist in Powell polishes and shades the CEREC dental crown and finally bonds it permanently onto the re-shaped natural tooth.

CEREC Crowns Make Things Easy

Unlike gold or porcelain fused to metal crowns, CEREC same-day crowns fit perfectly right out the milling machine. Little to no bite adjustment is required, and the tooth color blends in with adjacent teeth, making the dental crown indistinguishable from its neighbors. Plus, patients do not wear awkward temporary caps. This restorative process is super convenient.

Dentists and patients testify to the strength of CEREC crowns, inlays, onlays and bridgework. With daily flossing and twice a day brushing, along with semi-annual examinations and hygienic cleanings at Wedgewood Complete Dentistry, these amazing restorations last for years and give patients complete, durable smiles.

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Why not find out about CEREC technology?  If you need restorative and cosmetic dental services, contact Wedgewood Complete Dentistry. Dr. Eskridge or Dr. Straker will evaluate your needs and recommend the best treatment possible. CEREC technology may be just what you need.

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