Get crowns in just one visit!
Getting a damaged tooth repaired shouldn’t require you to take a lot of time out of your schedule; however, as many people who have gotten a dental crown before will tell you, it can take several trips to the office to get your new restoration; but not anymore. Our Kona, HI dentist Dr. Garrett Oka is pleased to offer CEREC technology to his patients so that everyone can get a dental crown in just one appointment.
Thanks to CEREC technology you can now get a beautiful restoration designed, made and placed without having to come into our office for multiple visits. The crown you’ll get with our CEREC technology looks just like traditional crowns and will be made to fit over a damaged or weak tooth to protect it from further damage and to fully restore it. Cracked and fractured teeth will often benefit from getting a CEREC crown; however, you may choose to get a dental crown for purely cosmetic issues.
What should I expect when I get a CEREC crown?
In just one visit our Kona, HI, cosmetic dentist will be able to prepare the tooth for the crown, take images of the tooth (used to design your custom restoration), use the milling station to make your crown and then cement the crown over the tooth. Plus, your CEREC crown (we can also design inlays, onlays and even veneers with this same dental technology) is completely metal-free, so you’ll get a restoration that looks as similar to a natural tooth as possible without worrying about any metal components that could be visible.
When you get a CEREC crown, instead of using a special putty to mold over your teeth to take impressions we will use a special camera, which will capture photos of the tooth and immediately upload them onto our computer. These photos will then be turned into 3D images and, thanks to our amazing CAD software, we will be able to use these 3D images to design a crown that will look natural and offer an ideal fit.
Once the design portion is complete, we will choose the shade of porcelain that we will want to use for your restoration and then place the porcelain block into the milling machine, where it will immediately start fabricating your crown. Once it’s finished, we will permanently place the crown over your tooth.
Sweet Tooth Dental in Kona, HI, is here to make sure that you get the restorative dentistry you need whenever you need it most. Call us today to find out about getting CEREC crowns.