Prairie Lakes Dental


Prairie Lakes Dental Specializes in CEREC Crowns And Bridges

A crown is a permanent covering that fits over an original tooth that is either decayed, damaged or cracked. CEREC Crowns are made out of porcelain, which gives the restored tooth a very natural appearance with no variation in color. A CEREC Crown has a flat appearance that blends seamlessly with the other teeth in your mouth. At Prairie Lakes Dental the treatment plan for a patient receiving a crown involves:

  • Numbing the tooth to remove the decay in or around it.
  • Re­sculpturing the tooth to provide an ideal fit for the crown.
  • Utilizing CEREC technology to design a custom fitting crown for the tooth in 1 visit.
  • After ensuring that the crown has the proper look and fit, the dentist cements it into place.

With our CEREC technology and 3D scanning, this procedure can usually be completed in one short, convenient visit. In the past, this process would consist of a minimum of 2­-3 visits over a three to four week period. Thankfully, the Prairie Lakes Dental crown process, utilizing CEREC technology, is far more convenient and much less uncomfortable. Once the procedure is completed, proper dental hygiene, including daily brushing and flossing, is required to maintain healthy, bacteria-free teeth, gums and crowns. This helps in the prevention of gum disease. Given proper care, your crowns can last a lifetime.

A bridge is a dental device that fills a space that a tooth previously occupied. A bridge may be necessary to prevent:

  • Shifting of the teeth that can lead to bite problems (occlusion) and/or jaw problems and resultant periodontal disease.
  • Bridges safeguard the integrity of existing teeth and help maintain a healthy, vibrant smile.
  • A fixed bridge consists of a filler tooth that is attached to two crowns, which fit over the existing teeth and hold the bridge in place. A fixed bridge is permanently cemented in place and is not removable.

Are You A Candidate For a Crown or Bridge?