Have you chipped or broken a tooth? Are you experiencing a toothache as a result of a decayed, infected, or cracked tooth? All of these issues, as well as many cosmetic concerns, can be addressed with a restoration or cosmetic treatment. However, you may assume treatment requires multiple visits. What if we could fix a smile in a day?
We can actually repair teeth with a dental crown in a single day. In the past, placing one required between two and three visits. However, we can take digital impressions of a prepared tooth, then use the information gathered to create a 3D model and mill the tooth from a solid block of ceramic. The CEREC system ensures the dentist can place comfortable, natural looking restorations in a single day. We may recommend one for:
- Fixing broken/cracked teeth
- Completing root canal procedures
- Addressing issues with the shape and color of the tooth
- Anchoring dental bridges into place
- Completing single tooth dental implants
Instead of fitting over a tooth like crowns, a veneer is placed onto the front. Using CEREC technology, we can also create and place these natural looking restorations in a single visit. Reasons for placing a porcelain veneer include:
- Masking discoloration
- Changing the shape of the tooth
- Correcting the appearance of minor alignment issues
- Closing gaps between teeth
Dental bonding is cost-effective procedure we can complete in a single visit. We use this option to repair chips or issues with a tooth’s appearance in one visit. However, instead of a restoration we apply several layers of a specially shaded composite resin, which cures under a light. For some, this can be more affordable alternative to a veneer or crown in the situations where the damage is minor. If you have any questions about our single visit treatments for fixing a tooth, contact our office today.