You know how important it is to have healthy teeth, but your busy schedule may not leave you much room to set aside time for multiple trips to the dentist. We understand, and we make it a point to do everything we can to streamline your visits and make your treatments as efficient as possible.
Damaged teeth need to be fixed promptly so you can enjoy a healthy smile that lasts a lifetime. Dental crowns have always been an important part of dentistry, and CEREC one-day crowns are one of the most revolutionary improvements we’ve seen in dentistry recently.
Yes, it is now possible for us to crown a tooth at our Yuma dental office in just one visit!
Traditional crowns are a very effective way to repair a damaged tooth, and we’re happy to offer that option also. We want to help you make a decision that fits all your needs, including your budget. But the advantage of using CEREC one-day crown technology is that we can create your new crown in about two hours while you wait.
CEREC crowns allow you to avoid the lengthy process associated with traditional crowns. With CEREC one-day crowns, you’ll walk out of our office the same day with a fully functional, permanent crown. Unlike traditional crowns, there are no multiple injections, no impressions, no temporary crown, and no two-week wait while your new crown is being created.
CEREC relies on advanced technology that lets us build your new crown using digital images. After your tooth is prepared for the new crown, we’ll take an image of your tooth. Dr. Carroll uses this image to create the crown virtually, then uses the data gathered to fabricate your crown. The finished crown is cleaned, polished, refined to fit perfectly, and then secured in your mouth.
With proper care, your CEREC crown may last a lifetime. Things that affect the lifespan of your new crown are oral hygiene, keeping up with regular dental visits, and the wear and tear your crown has to go through.
Teeth grinding, in particular, can take a real toll on your new crown as well as your natural teeth. If you do grind your teeth, we can recommend a night guard that prevents you from grinding your teeth while you sleep.
Would you like to learn more about the convenience of CEREC one-day crowns? We’ll be happy to arrange a consultation to answer your questions and discuss your needs. We’re open every morning at 7, so you can schedule a consultation in the morning before work or school. Please give us a call!
When your crown is freshly placed, you will want to be careful not to bite down too hard or chew difficult-to-eat foods on the new crown. Once the cement has cured for about twenty-four hours, it should be nice and secure.
After the first twenty-four hours, caring for your crown is not much different from caring for your regular teeth. Brush and floss the crown as normal. Remember that while today’s crowns are quite sturdy, they can still be chipped or damaged by extreme force. We recommend you avoid chewing on extremely hard things such as ice or jawbreakers with your crown.
If you and your family are in need of quality dental care with a personal touch, call our office to schedule an appointment and find out why our patients say Dr. Carroll is the best dentist in Yuma! We have appointments available to fit every schedule.928-344-1060 Schedule an Appointment