What to expect when you have a crown fitted
We know our patients have high expectations and we pride ourselves on being able to keep up with these, offering state-of-the-art technology, such as CEREC same-day crowns.
When might you need a crown?
Weak tooth (cracked/chipped).
Improve the aesthetic of your smile.
CEREC technology at Fresh Dental
Fresh Dental is one of the few practice to offer same-day CEREC crowns in the Maidstone area and this treatment is very sought after, offering patients a new porcelain, hand-crafted crown in a single appointment. CEREC crowns are a superior alternative to gold and amalgam which are not as aesthetically pleasing. CEREC crowns can last up to 10 years if properly looked after – they can be maintained in the same way as your existing teeth, making them an easy restoration to look after.
What is the procedure behind CEREC crowns ?
We will carry out an oral exam and take some digital x-rays to ensure that CEREC is the right option for you. Following this, your dentist will take impressions of your tooth so that it can be a custom fit for your mouth, fitting perfectly amongst your other teeth. Any debris and decay will be removed from your tooth and etch it (remove some of the tooth); this ensures that the crown will not protrude and look out of place in your mouth because of its thickness. Our CEREC software will create a virtual model of your tooth and this will be the foundation for your new restoration. This is passed on to the milling machine which can then be left to create the crown using high quality, durable porcelain.
Once the tooth has been made, it’s ready to fit! Minor amends will be made to the tooth and it can be placed. You will have a new tooth that is in-keeping with the shade and shape of your existing teeth.
If you would like more information about crowns and CEREC at Fresh Dental, please do not hesitate to contact us.