Not all cavities make dental crown placement necessary. If the cavity is small enough, a dental filling can be enough to protect your tooth after decay has been removed. For a larger cavity, more support is needed. A dental crown can offer crucial support by covering the entirety of your tooth over your gum line. This keeps your tooth safe from future problems, and gives you necessary support when you bite and chew food, so your jaw function is not compromised. CEREC technology makes it possible to receive your crown in less time, as your dentist has everything necessary to produce your crown in one visit.
CEREC Crowns Are Ready In Less Time
CEREC crowns make the process of receiving a crown more convenient. Without this technology, patients would have to rely on temporary crowns, which can be less supportive, and less comfortable, until their permanent crown is ready. With CEREC technology, your dentist will have everything in place to take measurements, design your restoration, and have it made in their office. Because this technology supplies you with a ceramic crown, it will look enough like a natural tooth to offer cosmetic support, too.
Ignoring A Cavity Imperils Your Tooth, And Your Overall Oral Health
The longer you let a cavity attack your tooth, the more permanent damage that tooth suffers. Eventually, decay will move through your enamel, and begin attacking your pulp. This can cause serious discomfort, and put your tooth in jeopardy of suffering permanent damage if you do not have a root canal performed to stop the infection. With enough time, bacteria from a cavity can kill your tooth, and spread beyond it by passing through the root.
You Can Receive A CEREC Crown At Hillsview Dental
At Hillsview Dental, you can have an attractive ceramic crown ready in just one visit, thanks to CEREC technology. This means enjoying the lasting support you need without having to depend on a temporary crown while your permanent restoration is being created. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Brian G. Criss, call Hillsview Dental today at 605-342-6652. Our office is proud to provide dental care for families in and around Rapid City.