A smile is one of the biggest reasons some people have low self-esteem or feel self-conscious about themselves. It is one of the first things that people see when they meet someone for the first time. A beautiful smile can make a person feel more confident and outgoing, while a dull or damaged smile can make a person feel shy and introverted. You are not alone if you have ever felt self-conscious about your smile. Luckily, Greg G Pitts DDS, a dental practice based in American Fork, Utah, offers CEREC same-day crowns that can help improve the appearance of your smile in just one day.
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. This type of restoration uses a CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) process to create custom-fitted ceramic crowns in just one visit to the dentist. Choosing CEREC one-visit dentistry will be your best bet to getting the best smile.
When you get dental crowns, you want them to look like your natural teeth. You do not want to attract any unwanted attention to your mouth. CEREC same-day crowns are made of dental ceramic, a strong and durable material that looks just like natural tooth enamel. These natural-looking crowns minimize the chances of someone else noticing that you have had dental work done.
CEREC same-day crowns are also solid and durable. They are made to withstand the everyday wear and tear of chewing, biting, and grinding. Ceramic is also a solid material, so you do not have to worry about your crowns cracking or breaking.
Caring for your CEREC same-day crowns is like caring for your natural teeth. You will need to brush and floss regularly and see your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings.
The traditional dental crown process can take weeks from start to finish. First, you must visit the dentist to prepare your tooth for the crown. That involves numbing your tooth and removing some of the enamel to make room for the crown. Next, you must wait for the dental lab to create your custom crown. This can take a few days or even a couple of weeks. Finally, you must go back to the dentist to install the crown. CEREC crowns need only one visit to the dentist.
Another great thing about CEREC same-day crowns is that you can eat and drink normally after the procedure. Worrying about the temporary crown falling out or being uncomfortable is no longer necessary. You can go about your day as usual and enjoy your favorite foods and drinks.
CEREC same-day crowns are also more comfortable than traditional dental crowns. The ceramic material is gentle on your gums and will not irritate your mouth as metal crowns can. They are also custom-fitted to your mouth for a snug and comfortable fit.
CEREC same-day crowns are the perfect restoration for anyone looking for a quick, easy, and comfortable way to improve their smile. Suppose you would like to schedule a consultation with Drs. Greg Pitts or Brittany Johansen, please contact our office today. Call (801) 758-0019 to schedule an appointment.
For Dr. Greg Pitts, dentistry is not just a profession; he is passionate about providing the best possible care for patients. He earned his BS from Brigham Young University (BYU), Utah and his DDS from Creighton Dental School, Nebraska. He has been practicing dentistry in American Fork since 1999.
A member of the ADA, AGD, UDA, and American Academy of Sports Dentistry, Dr. Pitts is actively involved with Utah Valley athletics and works to raise awareness of the need for tooth protection in organized sports and recreational activities. He is the official dentist for the BYU and UVU athletic departments.