CEREC Same-Visit Crowns & Bridges in Mill Creek, WA
Despite your best efforts, an accident or trauma to a tooth can leave it weak and compromised.
If the damage is slight, you may not feel the need to run immediately to the dentist. But the truth is that even one slightly damaged tooth can impact the health of your smile.
At Mill Creek Dental Health Care, we offer esthetic crowns and bridges, including convenient single-visit CEREC restorations to return your smile to full health. Dr. Linda Cirtaut and Dr. Natasha Habib are skilled dentists who focus on crafting esthetic restorations that not only improve your oral health but also enhance your smile.
The Benefits of Dental Crowns
Crowns are needed when a tooth is so damaged that a dental filling is no longer sufficient to support it. Many people call them “caps” because they fit over your entire tooth like a cap to strengthen and protect it.
In addition to traditional lab-fabricated crowns, we are proud to be one of just a few practices in the Mill Creek area offering patients the convenience of single-visit CEREC crowns, onlays, and inlays. CEREC, or Chairside Economical Reconstruction of Esthetic Ceramics, lets us complete the entire process of creating a finished crown while you wait here in our comfortable office!
The process for placing a CEREC crown starts with preparation of your tooth. Next, using CAD/CAM technology, our doctors take comfortable digital impressions of the damaged tooth, which we use to create a virtual model of your new crown. The information we gather is shared with a milling machine here in our office, where we create your CEREC crown from a custom-shaded block of porcelain.
The entire process takes about 90 minutes, and while you wait, we invite you to sit back and relax with a comfy pillow and blanket and your favorite music. When your new crown is finished, we will check it carefully for proper fit and comfort and then cement it in place.
Dental Bridges Complete Your Smile
Tooth loss happens, and when it does, one time-tested solution we offer is a dental bridge. A bridge is designed to fill the space left by a missing tooth. A typical bridge consists of two crowns with an artificial tooth suspended between them. When the unit's complete, we attach the crowns to adjacent teeth for support
We offer both lab-fabricated and CEREC bridges, and the preparation for placing a bridge is similar to that used for crowns. But while we can complete much of the process here at our office, the final fabrication of the bridge will be done at a dental lab. Since we provide the specifications, however, the bridge usually takes only a week or less to prepare.
Learn More about State-of-the-Art Restorations
Your teeth are designed to function cohesively as a unit to enable you to eat and speak comfortably and smile with confidence. If even one tooth is compromised, it won’t take long until the problem affects other teeth and threatens your oral health.
If you would like to learn more about the restorations we offer at Mill Creek Dental Health Care, please call us to arrange a convenient consultation with one of our doctors.