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Now your Cincinnati, OH family dentist can restore your damaged tooth in one visit.

We all lead busy lives, but no matter how much we have on our plates, we should never be too busy to care for our smiles. Seeing your CEREC Crowns Cincinnati, OH family dentist every six months for routine care will certainly go a long way to protect your smile. Unfortunately, issues still arise that can leave our teeth damaged and weak. If this happens to you, a dental crown is often the best solution.

In the past getting a crown required two separate appointments, but now we can repair your smile in just one visit!

What are CEREC same-day crowns?

CEREC crowns look and function just like traditional dental crowns. These ceramic or resin tooth-shaped caps are placed over a damaged tooth to help restore function and durability. The only difference between CEREC crowns and regular crowns is that they can be designed and placed in just one visit.

Who should consider getting a CEREC crown?

There are several reasons why your Cincinnati, OH family dentist might recommend a CEREC crown:

  • To place over an implant
  • To restore a tooth after root canal therapy
  • To cover a fractured or cracked tooth
  • To hide severe stains and discolorations
  • To cover neighboring teeth to support a dental bridge

What does getting a CEREC crown entail?

After your tooth has been properly treated, your Cincinnati dentist will take 3-D images of your damaged tooth. In the past, molds were used to take impressions of your smile, but with CEREC crowns you can skip the annoying molds altogether. Now we can snap images of your tooth with a small camera. These photos are then uploaded onto our computer, where we can use our CAD software to begin designing your custom-fitted crown. We will then create a model of your tooth using the measurements taken from these images.

The next step is to make the crown using our state-of-the-art CAM technology. While your tooth is being created, sit back and listen to music or relax. Once the crown is created we will cement it to your tooth before you leave. The whole process only takes about an hour to complete, and you will leave our office with a full smile.

You are never too busy to treat your smile right. Protect your smile now and you’ll reap the benefits for the rest of your life. Same-day crowns at your Cincinnati, OH dentist make it easier to get the dental work you need without affecting your schedule. Call Cornerstone Dental Group today to book your next appointment.