Dentist - Bloomington

4217 E. 3rd Street , Bloomington, IN 47401

812-332-2000
Bloomington, IN Dentist
Lisa J. Baker, DDS
4217 E 3rd St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
(812) 332-2000
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By Lisa J. Baker, DDS
September 24, 2020

Did you know that Dr. Lisa Baker offers one-appointment crowns in her family dentistry office? That's right. CEREC one-visit dental crowns give Bloomington, IN, patients restorations that are resilient and realistic in form and function. You, too, can take advantage of this leading-edge dental technology.

The reasons for getting a crown

A crown, or dental cap, is a tooth-shaped restoration crafted from medical-grade porcelain. It fits over the remaining healthy tooth structure, protecting a tooth weakened by:

  • Extensive decay
  • Multiple cracks or chips
  • Abscess or infection (Dr. Baker would perform a root canal treatment first to heal the tooth.)
  • Odd shape, color or size

Also, crowns restore the finest tooth replacement available--the dental implant.

Qualifying for a dental crown

To determine if a crown meets your needs, your family dentist will examine and X-ray your tooth in her Bloomington, IN, office. If it has enough viable structure, she'll prepare the tooth in size and shape to accept the crown.

Here's where CEREC, one-appointment processes come in. CEREC is an abbreviation for Chairside Economic Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic. Dr. Baker is a well-known expert and mentor of this restorative procedure.

Using a special scanner, she takes a digital impression of the tooth. This is a three-dimensional photo which allows her to design your crown precisely using computer software. This information tells the CEREC milling machine how to carve your crown from a solid block of porcelain. In about 20 minutes, the crown is complete and ready for permanent bonding onto your tooth.

Advantages of one-appointment crowns

Same-appointment crowns save you time: one appointment, and you're done. The entire process takes place at Dr. Baker's office with no off-site dental lab, long-waiting times or temporary crowns. Most patients are in and out in less than two hours.

Also, a CEREC crown is simply beautiful. The porcelain is plaque-resistant, and there are no dark margins as with porcelain fused to metal crowns. With diligent brushing and flossing at home, combined with Dr. Baker's in-office care and cleanings, your crown should last for many years.

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Dr. Lisa Baker and her caring team want their Bloomington area patients to enjoy beautiful, healthy smiles. For more information on amazing same-appointment dental crowns, call us for a consultation at (812) 332-2000.

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