Same-Day Dental Crowns in Eagan, MN
At Wood Park Dental, we are pleased to offer you the convenience of CEREC single-visit dentistry. CEREC technology allows us to deliver long-lasting, beautiful dental restorations like crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, and veneers during a single appointment, and with no additional cost to you.
Dr. TuAnh Le, DDS is a skilled and experienced dentist in Eagan, MN who understands that your time is valuable. She invests in state-of-the-art dental technology, so she can provide the highest standard of dental care and get you back on schedule as soon as possible.
Restorative Dentistry Explained
You’ll hear this term used a lot in dentistry, and it refers to any dental prosthetic that restores the form, function, and aesthetics of your natural tooth. Dental restorations we can create with CEREC technology are:
- Dental Crowns — Used on a broken or damaged tooth to restore chewing function.
- Dental Bridges — Used to replace one or more missing teeth from the same area of your mouth.
- Inlays and Onlays — Used when you have too much tooth damage for a filling, but not enough to warrant a dental crown.
- Veneers — Used to conceal smile flaws like chipped or broken teeth, mild tooth misalignments, and severe staining or discoloration.
How CEREC Technology Works
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Using CAD/CAM technology, Dr. Le creates same-day dental restorations during a single appointment, without sending models and measurements to an outside dental lab.
You don’t have to wait two weeks to get your new dental restoration. During the procedure, our dentists in Eagan use digital technology to scan your teeth instead of taking uncomfortable impressions. Dr. Le designs your CEREC dental crown entirely using CAD/CAM software to render a 3-D virtual model of the teeth she's addressing.
The specifications are sent to a milling machine in our dental office that works like a 3-D printer. If you like, you can watch as the technology produces your new restoration from a ceramic block. It’s quite a fascinating process!
Another benefit is that planning your dental restorations with this level of accuracy results in a comfortable, precise fit, with a realistic appearance.
Benefits of Choosing CEREC at Wood Park Dental
CEREC same-visit technology is a significant breakthrough in modern dentistry. In the past dentists sent all their restorations to an outside dental lab to be fabricated, a process that takes weeks to complete. Patients would be sent home with a temporary and return for a second appointment when their permanent dental crown or bridge was ready.
The whole CEREC process takes only a couple of hours from start to finish. You will receive your permanent dental crown in one visit, and you won't have to worry about coming back for another appointment weeks away.
Aside from their same-visit convenience, CEREC dental crowns and restorations in Eagan, MN look and feel like your natural teeth. Some dental crowns show a dark metal line around the gums, but since we fabricate CEREC restorations from metal-free porcelain, they blend seamlessly with your smile.
Restore Your Smile at Our Dentist Office in Eagan, MN!
Do you have a broken tooth and need a fast solution because you’re on a timeline for a family vacation or other big event? Or maybe you would simply prefer the comfort and convenience of a single office visit and no two-week wait.