Dr DeanWhy Dean Cosmetic Dentistry? One Visit Crowns

Why Dean Cosmetic Dentistry? One Visit Crowns – If you are in need of a crown, you might be concerned about the length of time and preparation work that it takes to get a traditional crown. Luckily, there are CEREC crowns, which are done in a single visit at your dentist’s office. This is done by using advanced CAD/CAM technology to image the tooth and create a permanent crown restoration that is ready within a couple hours. Once it has been imaged and milled it is ready to be placed on your existing tooth right away. It is easy, fast can be made in house to match existing teeth perfectly and very convenient, especially because you don’t have to go through messy impressions and wait 2-3 weeks with several visits to complete the process.

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Dr Donnie Dean @ Dean Cosmetic Dentistry Center shares – With a love of Cerec , implant, ortho, and rehabilitative Dentistry, I am enjoying a team approach to providing what I consider top level services to our patients whom I consider family. Upon graduating from The University of Texas Health Science Center, I have continued my learning with Pete Dawson, The Pankey Institute, The Scotsdale Center, The Spear Institute, The SYnergy Continuums with Biomet 3i, The International Team for Implantology ITI, Arun Garg implant Continuum, and numerous study clubs that deal with a comprehensive team approach to patient care. I am a mentor at the Scotsdale Center and a Cerec Trainer for Patterson and Sirona. I study the effects of sleep disorders and clenching and grinding and the effects these have on facial changes while aging. I have a team of assistants, hygienist, Oral Surgeons, periodontist, orthodontist, endodontist, Dental supply experts, and lab technical experts that I consult with at least weekly to bring about the best answers and solutions for our treatments. I love to see my excellent staff learn and grow in their careers and enjoy assisting apprehensive patients overcome their fears in order to benefit from good health. I have thoroughly enjoyed my career, the support of my wife Margaret, and my two children and encourage anyone interested in a career in Dentistry to go for it. The people I have been fortunate to meet and the ones I have yet to meet make it an excellent life.

Cerec CrownWhy CEREC Crowns

CEREC crowns are made of a solid block of ceramic or resin materials. This type of crown is made right in our office during a single visit. There is no need to construct a temporary crown, take impressions for the permanent crown, and wait for the crown to be made at an off-site dental laboratory to be returned to our Knoxville office about a month later.

This type of crown uses computer technology to take a picture of the tooth that will receive the crown, as well as the surrounding teeth. Thanks to CAD software that works with this system, Dr. Dean can design the tooth while looking in your mouth, and make sure the color matches the rest of your teeth. Also, because the crown is made from a single block of material, it is considerably stronger than many other types of crowns.

Benefits of Cerec Crowns

There are multiple benefits to choosing CEREC crowns, beginning with having the process cerec crownsdone quickly. From  beginning to end, most crowns are completed in two hours. This starts with your appointment and examination, the imaging, milling the restoration, and placing it over your tooth with strong bonding material. Choosing this type of crown also prevents the need for messy impressions of your tooth as well as wearing an uncomfortable temporary crown for 2-3 weeks. The process for CEREC crowns is more comfortable and painless when taking images for the CAD/CAM machine. The crown will match your tooth better than lab created crowns and it has more than 17 tooth shades to choose from. No bulky porcelain, black lines or metal are used for these crowns. It is also completely non-invasive to your natural tooth surface.  The crowns are designed and fitted while you are in the chair. Once imaged the Doctor can make necessary adjustments before creating the final crown.  This is much more exact because the patient is in the chair while the process is taking place.  The old method requires plaster casts to be sent to a lab where a technician who has never seen the patient designs the crown.   It is not uncommon for the lab to use CEREC to mill the crown.

The Procedure

As opposed to needing to prepare your natural teeth with impressions, digital impressions are taken of the tooth. The CEREC technology allows this to be done quickly and easily. Once the image is taken, the CAD-CAM machine creates a model which can be adjusted by the dentist.  The dentist has the ability to see exactly what the crown will look like in the patient’s mouth – in 3D!  Once the dentist has the crown designed exactly the way he or she wants it, it is sent to the milling machine, which then cuts the custom crown from a super strong block. Depending on the material used the dentist may glaze and bake the crown to add sheen and translucency creating a perfect match for existing teeth.  Once it is ready, the crown is bonded to the patient’s tooth in the same manner as a traditional crown. This simply speeds up the process, avoids messy impressions, and allows the patient to have it done in a single visit.  CEREC crowns are stronger and better looking than traditional crowns.


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