In the past, dental restorations could take weeks to finish. You would have two separate appointments one to prep your teeth, the second to place your crowns or bridges. With CEREC technology, you can be fitted with porcelain dental crowns and dental bridges the same day as your first appointment. At Cardinal Park Family Dental Care in Leesburg, VA in Loudoun County, we invest in the latest dental technology so that our patients can have the best experience possible. Our CEREC machine can provide you with restorative dentistry treatments faster than dentists with old technology.
Dental crowns can be considered both restorative and cosmetic dental procedures. Ask your dentist if you are a good candidate for dental crowns. Dental crowns can help restore a tooth that has been damaged, decayed, chipped, cracked or heavily stained. They will protect the root of your tooth which is the most important part, while keeping your teeth functional for chewing. Crowns are also used to place on top of your dental implants or after a root canal procedure. If you need to restore the color and shape of your teeth, dental crowns can restore the appearance of your smile. Cosmetic options like porcelain veneers and teeth whitening can also solve those problems.
The procedure for dental crowns is quite simple. Your dentist will prepare your tooth by removing any parts that need to be removed and then taking images using the CEREC machine. After picking out the correct shade of porcelain to match your teeth, the CEREC machine will create your dental crown. After checking to make sure it has a correct fit and color shade, your dentist will cement it to your tooth. You can expect your dental crown to last you a long time as long as you maintain healthy gums and oral health.
Dental bridges are ideal for patients who have gaps in their mouth from missing teeth. When you don’t have a solution for your missing tooth, it can lead to future dental problems. Your teeth next to the gap will start shifting over. Your mouth might also face loss in bone mass. A dental bridge is a cost effective and ideal solution for this situation. Dental bridges can help keep your bite aligned, restore your smile’s appearance, and also help you chew. A dental bridge is attached the adjoining teeth near the gap. Two caps will be placed on your real teeth with a crown connect between them. These are also created in a one-day visit using the CEREC machine. Your dentist will take images of your teeth, match the color and the CEREC will do the rest. Your dentist will then cement the bridge to your real teeth and you will be set! You can have your missing tooth restored in one visit to our office in Leesburg, VA.
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic. It uses special computer imaging technology to examine your teeth and create the perfect dental crown or dental bridge. The best part about this recent dental technology is that it will create your bridge or crown in the same day.
Caring for your bridge or crown is as simple as caring for your real teeth. You will need to brush and floss daily like you should and visit us twice a year for cleanings. There are only a few reasons why your restorations would fail. If you do not take care of your dental hygiene, it can lead to periodontal disease which can make your restorations fail. If you also sustain any trauma to your mouth, it can lead to failure. This includes taking a hit to your mouth, grinding your teeth, or biting down too hard. If you engage in contact sports or grind your teeth, we suggest investing in a mouth guard to protect your bite. If you do maintain oral health, your crowns and bridges should last a long time.
For the benefits of same day crowns or bridges, Cardinal Park Family Dental Care can provide you with restorative care for your teeth. Contact our dentist office in Leesburg, VA in Loudoun County for an appointment by calling us at 703-779-2296 or filling out our online contact form.