CEREC Dental Crowns or Dental Bridges May Be What You Need
At Northtowne Dental in Albuquerque, NM, we pride ourselves on offering individualized care and solutions for each of our patients. We use the very latest technologies and focus on compassionate and efficient service that provides patients with the best outcomes possible. Whether it is a basic exam and cleaning or a total dental restoration, our patients know that they will enjoy comfortable treatment, advanced methods and techniques, and superior results. This includes the use of our on-site dental lab and our same-day crowns.
Crowns are used to restore your tooth to its original shape and size after a large filling is done, a root canal is performed, or if the tooth has been damaged. Crowns are also used as part of the dental implant procedure. A crown is just as it sounds, a crown-like covering for the entire top of the tooth, and must be durable if it is to continue to function as the original tooth has done.
When the entire tooth is lost, however, it is not possible to depend on crowns, and this is a time when a bridge may be the solution. These are placed into the mouth (like dentures) to substitute for missing teeth, but unlike dentures, bridges are usually “fixed” in place or somehow bonded in position. Dental bridges rely on your remaining, permanent teeth or crowns in order to be secured in place, and are designed with special loops that ensure they fit tightly.
Now that you have a basic understanding of crowns and bridges, you can better appreciate the amazing technologies and convenience of the solutions available from Dr. Armijo and the team at Northtowne. While they do have an on-site dental lab that is capable of crafting traditional dental crowns, dentures, and bridges, they make the innovative CEREC system available, as well.
CEREC stands for “Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic”, and it is a machine that is a true state-of-the-art wonder. With it, Dr. Armijo can provide patients with single-visit solutions for dental crowns, veneers, onlays/inlays, and bonding. Instead of the classic approach that requires the dental team to prepare the tooth or teeth, fit them with temporary crowns or covers, and then wait for custom-ordered restorations to arrive from the lab, CEREC dental crowns and restorations reduce the time to a single visit.
As a patient of Dr. Armijo, you will receive an in-depth exam that will be aimed at identifying the best treatments for your needs. If the team feels you are a candidate for CEREC dental crowns, you will have a straightforward treatment that reduces the original tooth as needed, captures the image of the tooth in the CEREC 3D camera, and designs a totally customized crown. Dr. Armijo then does the reduction of the original tooth as needed, and bonds your CEREC dental crowns that same day.
Imagine the ease of a single visit in order to get a permanent restoration! If you are also in need of dental bridges, Dr. Armijo and the team can discuss how your CEREC dental crown can be used to anchor them into place. This will prevent your natural teeth from moving or your bite pattern from changing, and this protects the overall health and well-being of your teeth, gums, and jaw.
If you have missing teeth or discover that one or more of your teeth require restoration, talk with the team at Northtowne Dental about CEREC crowns and dental bridges. You can reach us at 505-797-1000, or use the online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you quickly.