Dental Crowns with Same-Day Convenience
Dental crowns and a dental bridge are great for repairing all kinds of dental damage, including breaks, cracks, and severe decay. But while they are versatile, they are not always convenient. The usual process involves wearing a temporary restoration for weeks while you wait for a lab to produce your crown. Dr. Watterson and the dental team of Watterson Family Dentistry in Jackson, MI uses CEREC Technology to avoid a week-long wait for your permanent dental crowns and dental bridge.Dr. Scott Watterson on crowns and bridges Read Transcript
I believe restoring a tooth to its normal function in the longest lasting restoration, especially in a tooth that's compromised pretty significantly to begin with, is by placing a crown on a tooth or sometimes, we have to replace a missing tooth and an implant is not an option, so a bridge would be appropriate. Great technology advances allow us to use some technology that we have in our office called CEREC. It allows us to do single-visit crowns and allows us to take digital impressions. If for some reason we need to use bridges or something more—a larger scope of treatment, CEREC allows us to do a lot of neat things. We can be very creative, we can be very conservative. Ultimately, we can create and/or re-create materials that mimic tooth structure. The end result is that we have restorations that look like teeth, function like teeth, and serve a long time like teeth.
Thanks to our CEREC technology, you can get your dental crown in a single day at our Jackson, MI dental office. Using the high-tech system, Watterson Family Dentistry design and fabricate your custom crown right in our office instead of outsourcing the work to an outside lab.
And if you’ve got a missing tooth, we can make a dental bridge for you using two dental crowns on either side of your lost tooth and “bridging” the gap with a replacement tooth. You can even combine a dental bridge with dental implants for added stability. Dr. Watterson advanced his studies at Pankey Institute, the Dawson Academy, and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation to expand his knowledge and technique in Dentistry to serve his patients better.
To enjoy the convenience of CEREC technology, call Watterson Family Dentistry at 517-888-0021.
CEREC Simplifies Getting a Dental Crown
Eliminating the weeks-long wait is a big benefit of the CEREC technology we use to create same-day dental crowns. But there are other advantages too, such as:
- Comfort. We won’t use messy molding material to make impressions of your teeth. Digital impressions make the process quicker, easier, and more comfortable. You’ll probably barely even notice!
- Durability. We make your same-day dental crown from a single block of sturdy material that should last for many years!
- Excellent appearance and fit. The CEREC software makes it simple for us to make any adjustments to the appearance or fit of your dental crown. You’ll end up with a restoration that looks, feels, and functions like your own tooth.
We can also use CEREC to create inlays, onlays, and dental veneers. If you need or prefer a traditional dental crown, we can send the specifications to an outside lab.