Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN
Dental crowns usually are recommended when a tooth is damaged, has moderate to severe decay, or to strengthen an otherwise brittle tooth. A single dental crown is one of the most common procedures performed by our general dentists in Nashville at Devine Dentistry. For decades, however, getting a dental crown meant two separate appointments, and having to wear a temporary crown in the meantime. Gone are those days, thanks to CEREC technology, which allows us to fabricate a single dental crown during your appointment.
If you are looking for a quick way to get a dental crown in Nashville, or want to restore your tooth in the fastest way possible, Devine Dentistry can help. Find out how our CEREC technology saves you time and provides you with top-notch dental care from our cosmetic dentists in the Green Hills area.
What is CEREC technology?
This leading-edge technology is just one way that our general dental office provides the best care to our patients. It allows us to fabricate a dental crown during your appointment, without the need for a second visit. After the tooth has been prepared, we use a special device to take digital scans of your tooth and bite alignment. The data is then sent to a milling unit in our on-site laboratory. It takes approximately 30 minutes for the unit to mill out a 3D version of your restoration, meticulously carving every nook and cranny, to provide the most realistic-looking crown.
Then, before the porcelain is baked and cured, we will try in the crown, ensuring a proper fit, and making necessary adjustments. Dental x-rays also are taken while the crown is in place to confirm the perfect fit. Then, the porcelain crown is ready to be baked and cured to secure its durability and for the most realistic look. The total time it takes to get a same-day crown is about one and a half hours to two hours. While this may seem like a lengthy appointment, it beats having to wear a temporary for several weeks, and then make a separate trip back for another appointment!
Are CEREC Crowns as good as traditional crowns?
Yes! CEREC or same-day crowns are made of the same high-quality dental porcelain as what a dental laboratory uses. Thanks to advancements in technology, we can provide you with the same quality dental crowns as before, but in less time and with the added convenience of needing only one appointment. Since same-day crowns are of similar quality as a traditional crown, you should expect it to last just as long. It is essential, however, that you practice good oral hygiene and visit the dentist for twice-yearly cleanings and checkups to maintain an optimal level of oral health, and prolong the life of your crown.
Is a CEREC crown right for me?
Most any circumstance that would warrant a dental crown could benefit from a same-day crown. Instances of severe tooth decay, following a root canal, or otherwise damaged tooth could be saved by placing a CEREC dental crown. The porcelain used to fabricate CEREC crowns is chosen in a shade that blends with your other natural teeth so that your results are entirely natural.
CEREC Crowns in Nashville
If you are looking for a dentist in Nashville that offers CEREC technology, or want to find a dental practice in Green Hills that can make a same-day crown, call Devine Dentistry at (615) 269-4209. We provide general dentistry to Belle Meade, Green Hills, and Nashville.