in North Scottsdale, AZ
Porcelain crowns help to restore and preserve a tooth with significant decay or trauma. In the past, getting dental crowns required a minimum of two appointments at our clinic. With CEREC one-hour porcelain crowns in North Scottsdale, AZ, the long wait for dental restorations is over. You receive the same high-quality cosmetic dentistry services in a single appointment that takes an hour or less to complete.
Besides tooth decay and trauma, Dr. Rick may recommend a porcelain crown to cover a root canal or to attach a dental bridge. If you’re in danger of losing a tooth, he always attempts a more conservative method of treatment such as a crown before considering extraction.
What is CEREC?
The acronym CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Dr. Rick follows these steps when using CEREC to create your same-day porcelain dental crowns:
- Takes a 3D image of the tooth requiring a porcelain crown
- Uses our proprietary software to refine the image before submitting it to our milling machine
- The machine then creates your porcelain crown from a block of solid material
- He removes the restoration and completes the final trimming
After ensuring the color and quality of your new dental crown, Dr. Rick cleans your tooth and places adhesive material on it. The last step involves securing the crown in place. Porcelain crowns are an excellent cosmetic option because they look natural in shape and color and do not leave any black lines on your tooth or gum line. They blend in so well that no one can tell you have had dental work completed.
You don’t have to settle for unsightly dental restorations that make you feel self-conscious about smiling. When you get same-day porcelain dental crowns in Scottsdale, AZ, you may even forget that you have a crown.
We pride ourselves in the longevity of our caps and your smile satisfaction. Precision is the key to our success!
Redoing Porcelain Crowns
You might consider redoing your porcelain crowns because of decay or aesthetic reasons. Many people believe that when they get a crown, they don’t get decay underneath the crown, but that is not the case. Porcelain crowns are more susceptible to getting decay between the margin where the natural tooth meets the restoration. It is a pathway for bacteria to start the decay on the natural tooth at that junction.
It is very important to always keep up with your regular cleanings and great home care to prevent this from happening. In the event your crown needs to be redone, the process is no different than the original process of getting them the first time. To know your options and further discuss please schedule an appointment with Dr. Rick and we can go over all the details to your satisfaction.