Crowns are a cosmetic restoration used to strengthen a tooth or improve its shape. Crowns are most often used for teeth that are broken, worn, or partially destroyed by tooth decay.
Crowns are “cemented” onto an existing tooth, and fully cover the portion of your tooth above the gum line. In effect, the crown becomes your tooth’s new outer surface. Crowns can be made of porcelain, metal, or both. Porcelain crowns are most often preferred because they mimic the translucency of natural teeth, and are very strong.
Crowns or onlays (partial crowns) are needed when there is insufficient tooth strength to hold a filling. Unlike fillings, which apply the restorative material directly into your mouth, a crown is fabricated away from your mouth.
Your crown is created in a lab from your unique tooth impression, which allows a dental laboratory technician to examine all aspects of your bite and jaw movements. Your crown is then sculpted just for you, so your bite and jaw movements function normally once the crown has been placed.
CEREC is an acronym that stands for:
CEREC technology allows Dr. Redfearn to fabricate ceramic dental restorations during a single office visit. For people living in Englewood, Highlands Ranch, or Denver
and the surrounding areas, he can create permanent restorations, such as:
The benefits of Sirona Dental Systems’ CEREC technology include:
Dr. Redfearn can create your Denver cosmetic dentistry restorations during a single office visit by following a few simple steps:
The major advantage to having this all done at once is that you don’t need a temporary restoration device – and all the work is done in just one visit. This is possible for most patients; however, there are situations in which an additional visit is needed. Your treatment plan will be thoroughly explained, including the best option for you.
The materials used in CEREC technology are healthier for your teeth and gums than amalgam (an alloy of mercury and other metals used to create tooth cement), gold, or other metals. CEREC employs tooth-colored ceramic materials that provide you with natural beauty, function, and strength.
Since the materials used in CEREC are natural-looking and durable, they are the closest material to your natural enamel. With the CEREC technology, you receive the utmost superiority in restorative dental treatment.
Schedule an appointment to fix broken or decayed teeth by calling (303) 762-8046 for our Englewood office, or 303-683-2300 for our Highlands Ranch office.
There are many advantages to the CEREC procedure, including: