Remember when getting a dental crown meant sticky oral impressions and weeks of waiting? Say goodbye to those old processes and hello to same-day crowns from your dentist in Creve Coeur, MO, Dr. Mark Hesker. He designs, creates, and places realistic porcelain crowns in one short visit, and the results are amazingly lifelike. Would you like to know more about same-day crowns?
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a restoration which covers and supports a tooth harmed by decay, injury, congenitally inferior shape, or multiple fillings. It replaces deteriorating or missing tooth enamel or filling material and restores the shape, size, color and strength of your natural tooth.
Once a tooth is crowned, it will blend in with the rest of your smile, and your tooth should last indefinitely. Crowns also restore dental implants and protect teeth which have undergone root canal therapy. Inlays and onlays (partial crowns) precisely and beautifully replace large metal fillings on back teeth.
Your same-day crown
Once your Creve Coeur dentist determines you need a crown, he'll introduce you to something called CEREC. CEREC means Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic. Dr. Hesker uses computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing processes (CAD-CAM) to take digital impressions, create the crown design, and actually mill the restoration.
Everything is done right in the treatment room. You can even watch the milling apparatus make your crown from a single, solid block of porcelain. Start to finish, your CEREC crown will take about an hour to complete. How amazing is that?
Plus, the crown will fit perfectly right out of the machine. Dr. Hesker may add some additional shaping or shading for the most realistic effect and then bond it over your prepared tooth. You'll leave the office with a great-looking and well-functioning smile.
Benefits of same-day crowns
- They take just one day--(one to two hours to be exact).
- Impressions are digital with no trays or putty to gag you.
- These crowns are lifelike and strong, typically lasting ten years or more, says the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
- Oral hygiene is easy. Just brush and floss as you usually do, and see Dr. Hesker for routine examinations every six months.
- Same-day crowns save you time and aggravation.
Enjoy your best smile now
CEREC same-day crowns from Dr. Mark Hesker in Creve Coeur, MO, make it all possible. Find out more by arranging a personal consultation; call (314) 569-3337.