Summit Woods Family Dental Care repairs decayed, chipped, or worn-down teeth with same-day crowns in Jackson, MI! Dental crowns are used to fix a severely decayed tooth that cannot be restored with a filling. To place the restoration, we remove the damaged area and apply a fixed crown. A variety of materials is used to make dental crowns, including porcelain, composite resins, metals, and a combination. Tooth bridges are like crowns in both procedures and materials. However, a dental bridge is often used to replace one or more missing teeth.
Summit Woods Family Dental Care uses CEREC technology to create same-day crowns. Chair-side Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC) is a new dental advancement that enables patients to receive same-day restorations. The cutting-edge milling system allows your dentist to make a custom-fitted crown in mere hours. So, instead of having to come back for multiple visits, you can get your newly restored smile on the same day.
CEREC technology in Jackson, MI uses a computer-aided system. This process includes a special camera, computer, and milling equipment. Your dentist will begin the process using a digital camera to take precise impressions of the affected tooth. Then the images are relayed to a computer where CAD technology is used to design the same-day crown. Next, the milling machine uses CAM to recreate the restoration automatically. This all happens while you wait comfortably in our Jackson, MI dental office. In the last step, your dentist will bond the newly created crown to the tooth surface. From start to finish, the entire process is very quick.
In most cases, a crown is recommended to restore and reinforce a badly damaged tooth. The restoration protects the remaining tooth structure. Dental crowns are also placed on weakened back teeth after root canal therapy. In these situations, the crown helps safeguard the treated tooth. In addition, dental crowns in Jackson, MI are used as a cosmetic dentistry solution. For this purpose, crowns are placed to repair cracked or chipped teeth or to close gaps between teeth.