Say goodbye to missing and damaged teeth and call Edgewood Dental Care for custom-made dental crowns and bridges! At our Edgewood, KY dentists office, we have the advanced technology and training necessary to provide beautiful, strong replacement teeth.
CEREC Same-Day Crowns Explained
Dental crowns are caps shaped like your teeth that fit directly over your damaged tooth. Here at Edgewood Dental Care, we are proud to offer advanced CEREC technology to bring you same-day dental crowns without the need for temporaries! Only about 10 percent of dental offices offer this convenient option.
Dr. McMahon on Dental Crowns Read Transcript
In ordinary crowns nowadays a high percentage of them we do with cad/cam computer-assisted design which is the CEREC machine The procedure itself is the the same. The way the crown is made and fabricated, the way we take impressions is different. There's no impression material on your mouth. There's no choking issues that people have. The bite down on impression material. It's basically scanned put on a computer, rendered in 3D and then in turn its actually cut out, milled, and heated and glazed and stained in the office. It is comparable crown its the same crown you will get in a laboratory although we are doing it here. So it says a temporary appointment and its efficient and works out for people.
With CEREC, we can plan, make, and place your crown all in one visit! From start to finish, the whole process takes just one hour! We will:
- Use a digital scanner to quickly give us a digital impression of your tooth
- Send a 3D model of your tooth to a milling machine right here in our office
- Precisely cut your crown from a single block of ceramic matched to the color of your tooth
After the crown has been made, one of our Edgewood, KY dentists — Drs. McMahon, Ford, Peak, or Middendorf — will add any finishing touches before bonding it to your tooth. Then, he will shine the tooth, and you will be ready to go share your smile!
Dental Bridges Explained
Dental bridges can be used to replace a single missing tooth or several adjacent missing teeth. In either case, our top-notch Edgewood, KY dentists will send precise impressions to a lab to create your restoration, which will be held in place and supported by your surrounding teeth.
After your precisely fitting teeth are made, we will:
- Numb the area with the painless Wand anesthesia delivery system
- Offer dental sedation options to relax you
- Cement the dental bridge to your teeth, make adjustments, and polish it to a sheen
Dr. Kevin McMahon has achieved Diplomate status in the International Dental Implant Association, received his IV sedation certification with advanced airway and emergency management, achieved Invisalign Preferred Provider status, and has been LANAP certified to treat gum disease.
If dental crowns and bridges sound like an ideal way to repair or replace your tooth, call our trusted Edgewood, KY dentists in Edgewood Dental Care at 859-474-7830 or use our online form for an appointment.