How can we help you?
An important part of helping you enjoy a healthy smile is educating you about your oral health. We have found that informed patients tend to be more proactive with oral hygiene and routine dental appointments, resulting in better long-term outcomes.
We welcome your questions because we want to provide you with all the information you need to make confident decisions about treatment. Please don't ever hesitate to reach out to us if something is on your mind because if it matters to you, it matters to us!
Here are some of the questions we frequently hear at our practice, but you may have some of your own that are not listed here. Please feel free to call us at (406) 543-7532 or use our convenient online contact form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
CEREC Same-Visit Crowns
CEREC stands for CEramic REConstruction. It is a state-of-the-art technology that enables us to produce a fully customized ceramic dental crown during a single appointment.
At Cornerstone Dental, we recommend crowns to protect and support a tooth that is compromised by decay, cracks, or root canal treatment.
The traditional process for placing a crown requires multiple visits and injections, messy impressions, and the inconvenience of a temporary crown. With CEREC technology, we can do away with all that inconvenience. When you come in and visit us for your new crown, you will leave the same day with a beautiful customized restoration.
We create CEREC crowns using CAD/CAM technology that produces a 3-D model of your tooth. This information is sent digitally to a milling machine right here at our office. Using the 3-D model as a guide, the machine mills your ceramic crown while you relax in one of our comfortable treatment rooms.
When your CEREC crown is finished, it will be placed in your mouth, adjusted for perfect fit, and cemented securely in place. Your new crown blends seamlessly with your smile and is every bit as durable as a traditional crown.
If you are interested in learning about CEREC crowns, please call our Missoula dental office to arrange an appointment.