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By Granville Dental, LLC
April 22, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: CEREC crowns   Dental Crowns  

Dental crowns can strengthen and protect damaged teeth or improve the appearance of imperfect ones. In the past, patients had to wait several weeks for custom crowns to be made, but CEREC technology changes all that. You can have custom dental crowns created and placed in a single visit. Dr. Evan Fiedler and Dr. Robert Dawe, the skilled family dentists at Granville Dental in Granville, IL, also serving the Oglesby, LaSalle, and Peru areas can improve your smile with CEREC single-visit crowns.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

Crowns offer numerous benefits to your smile. Plus, they look just like natural teeth and readily blend in with the rest of your smile. The family dentists at our office in Granville, IL, and serving the Oglesby, LaSalle, and Peru areas can determine if crowns are needed. Some of the primary benefits of dental crowns include:

  • Strengthening weak or damaged teeth
  • Protecting teeth from additional wear and tear
  • Restoring biting and chewing functions in damaged teeth
  • Improving the appearance of imperfect teeth
  • Filling in the gaps where teeth are missing
  • Preventing loose fillings from falling out

CEREC Technology

CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramics, is a cutting-edge dental innovation for creating custom tooth restorations right in the dentist’s office in just one day. CEREC uses computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) technology to design and create custom crowns on the spot.

The CAD program first generates a digital 3D model of the teeth. The model is transferred to a milling machine that uses CAM technology to fabricate a custom crown in only a few minutes. The crown can be placed right away. All of this happens in a single visit so you can enjoy your new custom restoration immediately.

Advantages of CEREC Single Visit Crowns

Traditional dental crowns also strengthen and protect teeth, as well as improve the appearance of imperfect ones, but there are certain advantages associated with CEREC single-visit crowns. One of the biggest advantages is saving time. There is no waiting several weeks for a dental lab to create your custom crowns and send them to your dentist. CEREC makes it possible to create and place custom crowns in just one visit.

Another exciting advantage of single visit crowns is that there is no need to create a physical mold of the teeth, which is often messy and can cause discomfort for patients with a sensitive gag reflex. Since CEREC utilizes a CAD program to create a digital model, a physical one is not needed. Finally, CEREC single-visit crowns eliminate the need for a temporary crown that might not fit as well or look as natural and will have to be replaced later.

Single-visit crowns with CEREC make it possible to enjoy a fully restored smile in one day. To learn more, schedule an appointment with Dr. Fiedler or Dr. Dawe, our experienced family dentists, by calling Granville Dental, in Granville, IL, at (815) 339-6888. We also serve the Oglesby, LaSalle, and Peru areas.

By Granville Dental, LLC
February 20, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Crowns  

Dental crowns are needed when a person's teeth are weak or severely stained. Drs. Robert Dawe and Evan Fiedler of Granville Dental serves patients with crowns in several areas: Granville, Peru, Spring Valley, Princeton, Oglesby, and La Salle, IL.

What are dental crowns?

Crowns are synthetic caps, made of porcelain-like material, that when placed on top of a tooth restores function and appearance. Crowns are custom made so they look just like your natural teeth. The crown will have the same color, shape, and length of other teeth to properly blend in and rejuvenate your smile.

When are dental crowns needed?

Crowns are a restorative and aesthetic procedure. The family dentists in Granville, IL, and serving Peru, Spring Valley, Princeton, La Salle, and Oglesby, IL, can provide crowns and fix issues like:

  • Crowns protect sensitive teeth that have undergone serious procedures like a root canal or dental implant.
  • In cases of extreme tooth decay, your family dentist removes large portions of the tooth and crowns are used to reinforce the weakened tooth.
  • Crowns are also used for other procedures like attaching bridges
  • Crowns cover cracked, fractured, and chipped teeth to protect them from further damage and improve the appearance of your smile.
  • If there's a loose tooth filling, then a crown can prevent that filling from becoming completely dislodged.
  • Severely discolored and stained teeth aren't an attractive look but crowns do a great job of hiding those imperfections.

Caring for Crowns

Good quality crowns last up to eight years or longer if properly care for. They don't require special treatment, just the proper oral regimen. Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and floss every night before bed.

If you have a bad habit of grinding your teeth, tell your family dentist so that they can provide you with a retainer. Additionally, avoid eating hard food that may break your crowns.

Dental crowns are a great solution and preventative measure. Drs. Robert Dawe and Evan Fiedler of Granville Dental provide patients with crowns in several areas like Granville, Peru, Spring Valley, Princeton, Oglesby, and La Salle, IL. If you have any questions, just call Granville Dental at (815) 339-6888 today!