CEREC Same-Day Crowns and Traditional Bridges in Brentwood, TN
Gone are the days of waiting two weeks or longer to get a dental crown! CEREC technology allows us to create beautiful, durable crowns in a single appointment!
Dental crowns and bridges play an important role in restorative dentistry; crowns give broken and decayed teeth a second chance, and bridges are a great solution to replace missing teeth.
Do Broken or Missing Teeth Impact Your Life?
We don’t think about how well our teeth function until they don’t. Healthy teeth make it easy to chew comfortably and share a confident smile with others. However, wear and tear can catch up over time, leaving us with broken, cracked, worn, or missing teeth that make it difficult to live a full and happy life.
If you live with tooth loss or teeth that don’t function properly, Dr. Haley E. Schmitt offers beautiful same-day CEREC crowns and traditional dental bridges.
How Can a Dental Crown Fix My Smile?
Tooth enamel is the hardest surface in the human body. Even so, decay, habits like teeth grinding or biting your fingernails and sports injuries weaken their structure and leave them susceptible to breaking or cracking.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped porcelain or zirconia jacket that covers an entire tooth and holds it together. A crown strengthens a broken or decayed tooth and prevents a cracked tooth from breaking.
When Do You Recommend a Dental Crown?
There are several reasons why Dr. Schmitt might recommend a dental crown:
- Restore a tooth with significant decay
- Support a broken or cracked tooth
- Build up teeth worn from grinding or clenching
- Protect a tooth after a root canal
- Conceal a dark or discolored tooth
- Restore a dental implant
- Complete dental bridgework
Busy Patients Appreciate CEREC Same-Day Crowns!
The benefits of CEREC dental crowns include:
- No multiple appointments
- No multiple injections
- No temporary crowns
- No messy, goopy impressions
The process for getting a CEREC crown is similar to a lab-fabricated crown because we prepare the tooth and take impressions. However, instead of using an outside dental lab, Dr. Schmitt uses CAD/CAM software to design the crown virtually. Then we send it to a milling unit in our office that fabricates the crown while you wait comfortably. The final step is to place the crown securely on the tooth.
A CEREC appointment takes about two hours, and you will leave our office the same day with your new crown and a beautiful, confident smile.
How Dental Bridges Replace a Missing Tooth
While a crown repairs a tooth, a dental bridge replaces missing teeth. We place crowns on teeth adjacent to the missing tooth and create an artificial tooth to replace it.
A bridge is an excellent alternative if you want to replace a missing tooth but don’t want to wait months for a dental implant. However, if you want to learn more about implants, we can help you with that too!
Do You Need a Solution for Broken or Missing Teeth?
Dr. Schmitt is an experienced dentist in Brentwood, TN, and would love to meet with you to see how we can help you. She will evaluate your needs, explain your options and make recommendations to restore your smile so it looks great and functions comfortably.
Please call us at (615) 373-0883 to schedule an appointment to see how we can help you!
We are pleased to serve patients in the greater Nashville metro area, including Brentwood, Franklin, Oak Hill, Forest Hills, Belle Meade, Nolensville, and surrounding communities.