There is a history of dental restorations. We can say it with certainty that there had been consistent advancements made in this particular department. The technology used today is based on 3D modeling of the type of restoration, which you are going to require, and the quality of material to be used for preparing that restoration.
Until a few years ago, you had to visit your dentist multiple times in order to get your crown ready. Now, the dental visits are reduced in number due to the quick work and precision achieved due to newer technology.
First, the dentist will check your affected or decayed tooth. During this initial exam, the dentist will take digital photographs of your tooth. These photographs are then used in the creation of a 3D model of your tooth. While creating this model, the designer will make sure that this model helps in creation of the crown which is going to fit nicely on your affected tooth.
Then, the doctor will use a shade guide to find the perfect match of the color of tooth. Based on this data, the tooth-colored ceramic material is placed in the CEREC machine which creates restoration based on the shape created during 3D modeling phase. The tooth will be polished and bonded in the position. It is the job of dentist to make sure that this crown fits nicely for a perfect bite. If the tooth is not fitting nicely, it can lead to tooth pain as well as jaw pain due to ill fitting.
Amazing thing about this entire process is that it can be completed in a single visit. It means that you will not have to go through messy impressions, temporary crowns and long delay in the preparation of the crown.
Post treatment instructions
Although the restoration is going to make your smile whole again, there are some precautions you will need to follow for a few days to ensure that process becomes a success.
- After getting any type of dental restoration, you can expect your tooth to be sensitive to hot and cold foods and beverages. However, this sensitivity is not going to be there for much longer. Nevertheless, if you feel sensitivity for more than 6 weeks, you need to visit the dentist.
- After the restoration is fitted, you have to be careful while chewing your foods for at least 24 hours. The reason is that the bonding material takes time to settle the crown.
- Although the dentist is going to ensure that you have a proper bite, there is a chance for the misalignment. To make sure that the crown is well settled, you need to visit your dentist after a few days.