There was a time not too long ago where your dentist would have to make an impression of your teeth, take plenty of x-rays, and jump through several other hoops before he could send out to the lab and have a new dental crown crafted for you. In some cases, a temporary crown could be fitted to help you get by until your final crown was ready for installation. Today, thanks to significant advances in dental technology, this is no longer the case. In fact, Dr. Alsouss and his team can now complete the entire process in a single visit thanks to the use of CEREC technology.
Reasons Why You Might Need a Crown
There are many reasons why a person might need to have a dental crown installed. These reasons can include decay, cracked fillings, broken teeth, bruxism (grinding your teeth), root canals, physical damage, and many others. Just because your tooth is damaged beyond the point where a standard filling is not a viable repair option, doesn’t mean it can’t be saved. It is quite possible that a dental crown can be used to restore the appearance and functionality to your damaged tooth.
How Does Dr. Alsouss Complete the Crown in a Single Visit
Dr. Alsouss starts by removing all signs of decay from your tooth. He will then shape the remainder of your tooth and spray it with a special powder to make it possible for him to take digital pictures. These pictures will then be used along with a special computer program to create a 3-dimensional image of the crown. A process you can watch if you would like to. The design is then transferred to the CEREC mill where your new dental crown will be created right in front of your eyes. Once the crown has been created, Dr. Alsouss will install it permanently in place. The whole process, from start to finish, will take approximately one hour.
Come in and Let Dr. Alsouss Explain the Entire Process in Detail
To find out if this type of dental crown is right for you, we invite you to come into the office for an initial consultation. During this time, Dr. Alsouss will examine your tooth and determine what type of repair will be the best way to restore the damage. Contact us at (216) 351-5500 to schedule your initial consultation today!