Same-Day Cerec® Crowns
What is a Crown?
A crown is a type of dental restoration that completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. They are typically bonded to the tooth using dental cement.
Marigold Dental in Federal Way mills its own crowns in-house using a state-of-the-art Cerec® machine. While typical crown procedures may take aside 2-3 appointments for the entire process, patients at Marigold Dental only need a single appointment because of our in-house, state-of-the-art milling technology. Patients can get their crowns in a matter of hours without the need for temporary crowns or another visit.
The procedure begins with the removal of all decay in the tooth. Once we have removed the decay, we will take an impression (scan) of the tooth. This impression is sent digitally to our in-house milling machine. While this new tooth is being created, you can relax in your appointment room, grab a coffee, or run an errand. Once our machine has milled your crown, we polish it and fire it in our oven to ensure strength. Afterward, we will proceed with the placement of your Cerec® crown. This crown will be fitted comfortably into the mouth. We will make every effort to ensure that the new tooth feels exactly like one of your natural teeth. The final step in the process is to cement the crown into your mouth, leaving you with a beautifully restored smile.
A bridge is one of the few options that you have when deciding how to deal with a missing tooth or teeth. The replacement of these missing teeth is necessary in order to maintain proper mouth functions. Tooth loss can affect the way you eat and speak as well as the alignment of other teeth in your mouth.
A bridge, by definition, is a link or connection between two permanent structures. A dental bridge is very similar in that it attaches the restorative teeth (bridge) to the natural teeth on either side of the gap. This bridge acts as your new teeth, closing the gap and restoring your smile.
The procedure begins with the preparation of the natural teeth or abutments. We will shape the abutment teeth so that the ends of the bridge will fit comfortably on each one. The next step is to take an impression of the area. This impression will be sent to our lab, where your new restoration will be crafted. While this new tooth is created, we will provide you with a temporary restoration. Our temporary restorations will resemble your natural teeth so that you can continue with your daily life without worrying about a missing or unattractive tooth.
During your second visit to the office, we will proceed with the placement of your final restoration. This bridge will be fitted comfortably into the mouth. We will make every effort to ensure that the new bridge feels exactly like your natural teeth. The final step in the process is to cement the bridge into your mouth, leaving you with a beautifully restored smile.