How Do CEREC Dental Crowns Work?

same day crowns reston vaYou may know that dental crowns can repair damaged teeth to prevent extractions, but you may not know that some dentists can give you a permanent dental crown in just one office visit. Ridgetop Dental is a Reston, VA dentist offering same-day dental crowns to restore the appearance, shape, and alignment of damaged teeth in just one office visit.

How Do Dental Crowns Work?

Teeth may require dental crowns for a variety of reasons, such as after a root canal, tooth break, decay, or as the final restoration of a dental implant. The damaged tooth is prepared or treated and then the crown acts as a seal to keep the tooth together. This helps dentists avoid tooth extractions, keeping the teeth properly aligned and preserving as much of the natural tooth structure as possible.

Crowns are fixed over the top of the damaged tooth to protect the sensitive tissue inside. They are made of durable materials such as porcelain, resin, or a composite biocompatible material strong enough to endure chewing and daily use. Once the crown is cemented to the tooth, it becomes a permanent part of your healthy smile.

Can Permanent Crowns Be Placed in One Day?

Most patients are familiar with crowns and how they used to take several weeks to be cast. Now, using CEREC technology, Ridgetop Dental offers patients in Reston same-day dental crowns.

CEREC is a cutting-edge technology that uses detailed pictures and measurements of each patient’s mouth to create a custom crown in one day. It offers several key benefits:

  • Digital impressions provide more accurate treatment planning and less discomfort than traditional methods
  • 3-D imagery creates multi-dimensional images of the mouth, allowing the dentist to design the restoration with precision
  • CEREC creates high-quality porcelain and zirconia dental crowns for a durable, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing results
  • Restorations can be done in a single office visit, eliminating the need for uncomfortable temporary crowns or multiple office visits

Same Day CEREC Crowns in Reston, VA

When created with CEREC, dental crowns offer you a more comfortable and healthy smile in just one office visit. Keep your natural smile healthy using this common dental procedure. Schedule a consultation with Ridgetop Dental in Reston online or call our appointment line at (571) 313-7010 today.