If you have missing or unaesthetic teeth, restoring them with dental crowns may the best way to achieve a better smile. And if you are looking for an Alexandria dentist office that offers a wide array of tooth restoration options, including CEREC crowns, then Alexandria Center of Dentistry is for you.
While working to improve the smiles of our patients, we keep in mind that each face has a unique smile and shouldn't be a copy of someone else smile. In order to make your smile its best, dental crowns are a great way to restore the form, function, and beauty of your smile. As far as a dental restoration goes, crowns and caps are used synonymously. Crowns are synthetic caps placed on the top of a tooth. They are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure, such as a root canal. With the advent of the newest technologies in dental science, our dentist is proud to offer today's state-of-the-art restorative materials for dental crowns. For example, we now offer the option of "Single Visit Crowns", using the CEREC crowns. Using high-quality cameras, three-dimensional software, and milling devices, you are able to receive a dental crown in only a single visit. Our Alexandria dentist prepares the tooth by removing all decay and then take an impression using titanium dust which works with the camera to take a detailed photo of the tooth. Detailed images of the tooth using optical imaging are transposed on the computer screen, where the dentist views the tooth from all angles so he/ has the needed visuals to complete the design, which is then transmitting to the milling unit. He then chooses a block of ceramic that closely matches your teeth’s color. And within 15 minutes, the milling unit creates the crown, using compressed porcelain. The dentist then places the dry restoration to ensure fit. Once he determine the fit, he will polish the restoration and affix it to the tooth using dental cement.
Our team believe that people look different, teeth look different, and so every patient receives a customized service. On the other hand, all patients are equally important and treated as friends and family. Our Alexandria dentist will determine the best possible solution to restore your teeth based on your individual needs. If CEREC crowns are right for you, restoring and replacing your teeth will surely restore your beautiful smile in as little as one visit to our dental office.
By Alexandria Center of Dentistry
August 16, 2016