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By Phillip S. Tully III DMD
February 13, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: CEREC Crowns  

Yes, you can restore a damaged tooth in just a single dental appointment.

When you find out that you need a dental crown you may put off the procedure because you feel like you just don’t have the time, but our Columbus, GA, dentists Dr. Phillip Tully and Dr. Newton Sharp believe that nothing is more important than restoring your smile as quickly as possible. That’s why Dr. Phillip Tully III and Dr. W. Newton Sharp and their team are proud to offer CEREC dental crowns, which make it possible to make and place your dental crown the very same day.

What are CEREC crowns?

CEREC crowns are identical to traditional crowns the only difference is that this restoration is made in-house rather than turning to an outside dental lab. This means that we no longer have to wait weeks to have an outside dental lab create your new crown, we can do the job ourselves in our office while you wait.

A crown is a tooth-shaped restoration that is placed over a pre-existing tooth that is damaged or weakened from decay, infection or trauma. Our Columbus family dentists may recommend a dental crown if you are dealing with a cracked or fractured tooth, if there is significant decay that a filling can’t fully support or if you need to undergo a root canal.

What are the benefits of getting a CEREC crown?

Besides the most obvious benefit of getting a crown the very same day, there are other benefits that our patients will enjoy if they are good candidates for same-day crowns. Other major benefits include,

Easy, mess-free digital impressions: In the past, crowns required dental molds in order to get measurements of the tooth. These putty-like molds were awkward, messy and often took a few minutes to set. Now, we can snap digital images of your teeth in a matter of minutes and turn them into 3D images on the computer. No messy impressions needed. Plus, these digital images take very precise measurements, which means a perfectly fitted crown each and every time.

Bye, bye temporary crowns: Another drawback to traditional crowns is that we had to wait weeks for a dental lab to make and return your new crown. In the meantime, that meant placing a one-size-fits-all temporary crown over the tooth to protect it. This crown isn’t fitted to your mouth so it can be a bit bulky and awkward, prone to falling out, and can make it challenging to eat certain foods. With CEREC crowns we make and place your restoration the very same day so you don’t have to worry about wearing a temporary crown.

We make getting dental crowns and other dental care easier. If you are looking for a dentist in and around Columbus, GA, that can provide you with the restorative dental care you or a loved one needs then call our office today at (706) 323-6491.

By Dr. Phillip S. Tully III, DMD
February 29, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: CEREC Crowns  

As much as you like your dentist, you probably don't want to spend more time than absolutely necessary at his office. Getting a crown normally requires at least two appointments -- unless your dentist offers CEREC crowns. Dr. Phillip S. Tully, III, DMD, your Columbus, GA, dentist, provides this innovative crown option and explains the benefits.Crowns

The CEREC crown process eliminates the dental lab

When you receive a porcelain or porcelain-fused-to-metal crown, you dentist sends an impression of your mouth to the technicians at a dental lab who create your crown. During the next one or two weeks, while you wait for your new crown, you have to wear a temporary crown. Eventually, your new crown arrives, but that only means that you must return to your dentist's office and take even more time from your busy schedule. CEREC crowns are created in your dentist's office, which means you can cut the time you spend at the dentist's office in half.

The CEREC system uses durable materials for a long-lasting crown

CEREC crowns are made with ceramic or resin. Both of these materials are very durable and look just like your real teeth.

Your dentist uses digital technology to create your new crown

CEREC crowns serve the same purpose as traditional crowns. They fit snugly over your teeth to stabilize fragile or damaged teeth or change the appearance of an oddly shaped or discolored tooth. Messy putty is used to create a mold of your teeth for a traditional crown, but the CEREC system uses a digital camera to produce a 3D optical impression of your mouth. Your dentist uses the special CEREC software to create a custom-made crown for you. After the crown is ready, your dentist bonds it to your teeth, and you're free to enjoy the rest of your day.

Interested in learning more about the versatility of CEREC crowns? Call Columbus, GA, dentist Dr. Phillip S. Tully, III, DMD, at (706) 323-6491 and make an appointment today. Improve your smile with a new crown!