For some people, multiple trips to the dentist to address tooth problems aren’t realistic. However, damaged teeth need immediate treatment to protect you from infection and prevent tooth loss, and there are ways to fit essential care into your busy schedule. Gentle Dental in Menomonie, WI offers CEREC dental crowns for same-day tooth repairs so you can minimize the amount of time you spend in the chair.
CEREC is an advanced computer milling method that uses computer-aided design software to help dentists create customized dental crowns, inlays, and onlays in the office in a matter of minutes. Ou doctors will use a special camera to take digital impressions of your mouth. They will then design your restoration based on the computer’s suggestions to blend in with your natural teeth. Once the design is ready, Dr. Andre or Dr. Frankie will load a blank ceramic block into the machine matched to the shade of your teeth. The machine will mill the blank based on the design.
After about 15 minutes, your restoration will be ready. Dr. Andre and Dr. Frankie will bond it to your tooth, and within an hour, you will be ready to resume your normal eating routine. Ceramic offers a discreet restoration that can last 20 years or longer with the proper care.
Our doctors may recommend a crown for a variety of reasons. They can offer support for a tooth with severe decay after a root canal therapy or repair a fractured tooth. Dental crowns are also used in combination with dental implants to replace the whole structure of a missing tooth, or they may be used to anchor dental bridges if your teeth can’t support one without help.
Some people choose dental crowns for cosmetic reasons. They can improve the appearance of stained or misshapen teeth as well as provide additional protection against tooth decay and fractures. Our doctors will evaluate your teeth’s health and educate you on all your options for preserving your teeth. Contact Gentle Dental today in Menomonie, WI, at (715) 600-9004 to learn more about CEREC dental crowns.
Dr. Andre received her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and her DMD at the University of Florida, College of Dentistry. Dr. Thatcher is a graduate of Concordia University St. Paul and the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Both are highly skilled and experienced dentists who are focused on serving the dental needs of every member of the family under one roof. They consider holistic dentistry practices like mercury-free dentistry and ozone therapy as extremely important to the patient-centered approach they have adopted at the practice.