CEREC Same-Visit Dental Crowns and Bridges
If you’re plagued by dental problems like cavities, broken teeth, or have suffered tooth loss, you know what a drain it can be on you physically and emotionally. You’re disappointed with your oral health, your teeth hurt when you chew, and your confidence takes a nosedive because you hate smiling.
At Exceptional Dentistry of Delaware, your oral health matters to us, but so does your quality of life. We offer treatments like CEREC dental crowns and bridges at our Wilmington, DE dental office to help you love your smile again.
Why Your Dentist Recommends Dental Crowns
If you have a cavity, a dental filling may be all you need to restore your smile. For teeth that have been damaged or weakened in some way, our dentist would recommend a dental crown.
Here are some examples of cases when Dr. Matthews and Dr. Bayley would recommend a dental crown:
- A tooth has a large cavity that’s too extensive to repair with a filling alone.
- You’ve broken off a piece of your tooth that we can’t fix with bonding or veneers
- After a root canal to protect the brittle tooth from damage
- To anchor a dental bridge securely in place
- To restore function and appearance to your dental implant
Before we begin any dental work, you will understand why Dr. Matthews and Dr. Bayley recommend a crown for you and how it will benefit your oral health.
Why CEREC Dental Crowns?
Crowns are a common type of dental restoration that have been around in one form or another for decades. What’s not common is that Dr. Matthews and Dr. Bayley use CEREC technology, Both Dr. Matthews and Dr. Bayley can deliver a fully customized, beautiful dental crown in a single appointment at our Wilmington, DE dental office.
CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economic Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Using computer-aided design and manufacture, we reduce what used to be a two to three-week wait for a new crown into a single, same-day visit. We use leading-edge technology to take highly-detailed digital impressions of your teeth with no mess.
Dr. Matthews and Dr. Bayley use a virtual 3-D model of your tooth to customize your dental crown to fit your smile. Our specialized computer software works with a milling machine in our dental office that works like a 3-D printer to fabricate your dental crown, ensuring accuracy and precision. We can easily address any problems right then and there without the need for a return visit.
Doing everything in one visit allows us to eliminate the need for uncomfortable impressions, multiple visits, and the inconvenience of a temporary crown.
Dental Bridges Replace Missing Teeth
When you lose a tooth, it’s a good idea to replace it as soon as possible, even if the gap’s not noticeable when you smile. Even one missing tooth can lead to problems like jaw bone loss, tooth misalignment, teeth grinding and TMJ problems, and even further tooth loss.
We offer dental bridges at our Wilmington, DE dental office because they’re a tooth replacement that works well for most people. An artificial tooth called a pontic is designed to sit in the space left by a missing tooth. The pontic is anchored to adjacent teeth with dental crowns, so these teeth must be healthy enough to support the bridge.
Once your new dental bridge is in place, you’ll be able to chew comfortably and smile confidently again.
Call Us to Schedule a Dental Appointment
CEREC dental crowns and bridges have helped many of our Wilmington, DE patients enjoy a healthier, more beautiful smile. Please call Exceptional Dentistry of Delaware today to schedule a dental appointment to learn more.