If you chip a tooth, or suffer serious pain due to a cavity, then you need a restoration. Instead of requiring our Urbandale, IA, patients to schedule two to three visits, we use advanced CAD/CAM technology to repair a tooth in one visit. How do we create our single visit dental crowns, and when do we prescribe crowns for our patients?
Have you ever heard of the E4D system? Employing CAD/CAM technology, the E4D system actually enables our team to create lifelike dental restorations and place them in one visit. We first prepare the teeth, which often means removing a small amount of structure. We then take digital impressions using an intraoral camera. We upload the images into a computer, allowing your Urbandale dentist to create a detailed 3D model. The E4D milling machine then creates a crown (or veneer, inlay, or onlay) from ceramic, a strong material that can also be shaded to match the rest of your smile. We then place the completed restoration, allowing you to leave with a healthier and more attractive smile.
Bonding and Fillings
Composite resin is a mixture of special glass and plastic compounds. Composite resin contains no metal and is safe for people of all ages. We use the material in our dental fillings, offering a one-visit solution to cavities. If you have a chipped tooth, we may use composite resin in a dental bonding procedure to repair the tooth. We’ve also used this unique and lifelike material to mask teeth stains and fill gaps between the teeth. We can shade the material to match the rest of your tooth structure. In one visit, you can leave with a healthier smile, a reduced risk of complications, and results that look completely natural.
The Importance of Restoring Your Teeth
Remember, if you crack or chip a tooth, this exposes the sensitive inner structure to bacteria, leading to higher risks of tooth decay and dental infection. If you have a tooth that hurts or feels sensitive, then you may have a cavity that requires treatment. Restoring your smile not only improves esthetics, but limits the risk of serious complications and preserves your natural teeth. If you have any questions about our cosmetic and restorative procedures, then please contact our team today. We’re ready to help you enjoy better oral health and a more beautiful smile, often in just one visit!
We Have Lifelike Restorations
Dr. Lawson and our team will help return your smile to full health and beauty with custom-made dental restorations. To learn more about our custom restorative treatments, schedule a consultation by calling our dentistry office in Urbandale, IA, at 515-278-4366. We also serve residents of Waukee, Grimes, Johnston, and Clive, IA.