Montillo Dental Associates proudly offers its patients cutting-edge options in dental treatment. CEREC is the latest treatment in modern dentistry; it provides patients with a crown in only two-three hours. Dr. Gerry Montillo and his team perform this impressive new service for patients regularly and would love to work with you.
Dental work has a longstanding reputation for being invasive, uncomfortable, and time consuming. Getting a crown typically requires multiple visits involving impressions, temporaries, and adjustments and readjustments of a crown to get it to fit correctly. With CEREC, however, you can be in-and-out of the dentist’s office in two-three hours with a perfectly fitting, naturally looking crown.
CEREC requires no temporaries and no follow-up visits. Not only is it quick and efficient, it is less invasive and more durable than traditional dental crown methods. This technique uses digital imaging, which provides an exact fit without the mess and the hassle. And not only do CEREC crowns look better and more natural than traditional crowns, they are also free of metal, which means all anyone sees is natural tooth color.
Dental crowns restore a tooth’s shape, size, and strength by encasing the visible portion of the tooth or the dental implant. Crowns are permanently bonded in place at the dentist’s office and can only be safely removed by a dentist. If crowns are properly cared for and good oral hygiene is practiced, a crown can last from five to fifteen years.
If you are looking for a natural, tooth-colored porcelain crown, CEREC may be the best option for you. It gives you that beautiful, natural look in just one visit, instead of at least two if using another type of crown. Dr. Montillo may prescribe a crown for you if:
You have a tooth that is worn, decayed, cracked, or broken and therefore needs to be restored and protected
You recently had a very large filling or a root canal done, and now that tooth needs protection and support
You had a dental implant that now needs to be covered
You have a dental bridge or other prosthetic device that needs to be held in place
You are looking to improve your smile by covering a misshapen or discolored tooth