If you need a crown in a hurry in the Asheville, NC area, we invite you to visit the office of Dr. Wendy Willoughby, DDS for the latest in restorative crowns, namely, CEREC crowns.
CEREC crowns may be a solution to your tooth cracks or other problems if you:
• Need a new crown, bridge, onlay or inlay
• Have a cracked tooth
• Have failing previous restorations
• Have large dental damage on your tooth
• Want to replace older metal restorations
The traditional way of gaining a new crown used molding materials that feel nasty in the mouth and make you feel as if you are about to gag. While the sensation is temporary, it is still unpleasant. Why not get a new restoration without the discomfort of the molding material and use the new CEREC restoration system?
What is CEREC?
Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, or CEREC, is an innovative new way to have restorative dentistry performed quickly. This sophisticated way of designing non-metal dental restorations is the latest in dental crown technology and restores a tooth in one visit. CEREC crowns use 3D photos and CAD/CAM technology to make a restoration without the need for impressions. Next, a milling unit builds the crown or other restoration that same day while you wait at our office. At the close of your appointment, you will have a dental restoration that you can use immediately that fits well and looks great.
The preparation of the cavity is photographed and saved in a 3D digital model and uses biogeneric comparisons that are refined with 3D CAD software. The model is then completed by using a milling machine under computer control to carve the actual restoration using a ceramic block and diamond-head cutters. Once the model is complete, it is bonded onto the existing tooth with a resin material to hold it securely in place. Your tooth, bridge, crown, inlay or onlay is repaired in one visit. It looks perfectly natural. Your bite and beautiful smile are quickly preserved so you can get on with your busy life.
At the office of Dr. Wendy Willoughby, DDS in Ashville, NC, we are ready and able to help you get the lovely smile and healthy bite that you deserve. The sooner you get in touch with us, the sooner your smile can be restored. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for CEREC crowns!