How to Repair a Tooth in One Day with CEREC

Posted on: April 2, 2018

CERECBefore CEREC®, it was necessary to make multiple dental visits for procedures like getting a dental crown, bridge, or veneers. This process can be inconvenient for people with busy schedules. With CEREC® technology, many dental procedures that usually need multiple visits to the dentist can now only require a single visit.

Did you know…

The reason why procedures like fitting dental crowns took multiple visits before CEREC® technology became popular is that a dental lab had to manufacture the dental crown. The manufactured crown then had to be shipped to your dentist’s office. The entire process typically took a few weeks.

Things are now completely different since CEREC® gives your dentist the ability to manufacture your crown or other dental prosthetic onsite. That means you no longer have to wait for some lab to manufacture your device. With CEREC®, your dentist will simply take the dimensions of your tooth and enter the input into the CEREC®machine which then manufactures it in a few minutes.

How to repair a tooth in a single visit

Regardless of how well you take care of your oral health, you can still end up with a cracked, broken, or otherwise damaged the tooth. The good thing about CEREC® is that it allows you to restore your smile almost immediately, without having to deal with temporary crowns or other similar prosthetics.

If you accidentally end up damaging a tooth. Try to save any piece of it that you can find. Your dentist might be able to repair the tooth with dental bonding, so it does not hurt to save any part of the tooth you can get your hands on.

If there is pain associated with the damaged tooth, you can use over-the-counter painkillers to alleviate the pain and any swelling that comes with it. If there is a considerable amount of pain associated with the injury, contact an emergency dentist.

Professional examinations are crucial for one’s oral health

During your visit to the dental clinic, your oral professional will examine your mouth to determine how damaged the tooth is. That will help your dentist to decide what course of action would be best for your particular situation. If your dentist concludes a crown or other dental prosthetic that can be made with CEREC® technology should be part of the treatment plan, he/she will take the dimensions of your tooth and enter it into the CEREC® equipment.

Think of CEREC® as a 3D printer of sorts for dental prosthetics. It allows your dentist to manufacture devices that we customize just for you in-house. Once the machine finishes manufacturing your dental prosthetic, your dentist will install it on your tooth. Just like that, you will restore your smile. Depending on your situation, your dentist might decide to schedule a follow-up appointment to see how well you are adjusting to your new device.

Looking to repair a tooth but do not have much free time for dental appointments?

Contact a dentist to learn more about CEREC®.

Request an appointment in our Onalaska dental office here: Call us at (608) 466-4227 for more information about CEREC from Feist Siegert Dental.

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