Many of our patients ask questions about cosmetic dentistry and whether getting CEREC® treatment would be a good option for them. CEREC is a new treatment technology that Dr. Colkmire offers, and it gives you new permanent crowns on your teeth in just one visit. This allows you to get a beautiful new look in just hours, not days or weeks. But how do you know whether this is a good option for you? And why should you get it done?

Here are some of the reasons that often trigger patients to need CEREC or benefit tremendously from it.

You Might Need CEREC® When…

  • You want to improve your smile. This is the top reason that most people want to get crowns put on, regardless of the time it takes to finish it. If you have badly stained, chipped, or cracked teeth, especially in the front, it’s likely that you simply want to improve your smile and get your teeth looking healthy and beautiful. If you didn’t want to improve your smile, none of the reasons below would probably apply, either. However, most people are conscious of the fact that their teeth are a noticeable factor, and no one wants to feel self-conscious or feel like they have to avoid showing their teeth when they smile because they’re ashamed of the way they look. While getting crowns used to be a lengthy process, CEREC crowns are a fast and permanent way to get the smile you want, and you can even see a preview photograph of how it will look so that you can be confident about what is happening.
  • You have a special event coming soon. Maybe you’re getting married, or maybe you’re the parent of the bride or groom and you know you will be appearing in photographs that will be treasured for generations to come. An upcoming wedding is not the only reason that you could want to get crowns on your teeth. You may also have an important business presentation, public speech, or other highly-visible function coming up soon, and you want to make the best impression possible. CEREC can make all the difference with the least amount of convenience to you in a context like this.
  • You work in a client-facing context. Whether you deal with the public all day long as a receptionist, retail clerk, sales associate, bank teller, real estate agent, teacher, or in another role, you probably want to put your best foot forward, and if you ever get comments or hints about your teeth, you are likely all the more anxious to eliminate the source of distraction in any teeth that have a visible flaw. However, even if you’re an introverted hermit and the only people who ever see you are the ones who love you, you’ll have a lot of fun surprising them with a fabulous new look when you get permanent crowns in just one appointment with Dr. Colkmire.
  • People are always staring at your teeth. Have you ever had someone who was interacting well with you until they noticed your teeth? Did you ever see someone lose their train of thought or try to cover for sudden distraction when you opened your mouth to speak or smile? If this has ever happened to you, you know that getting your teeth fixed is not just a matter of vanity–it’s a matter for your psychological health and your confidence around other people.

Recognize yourself in any of these categories? Come in and let us offer you a gorgeous new smile. Dr. Colkmire can work with you to give you the best options available for your teeth, even if it’s urgent. Contact us for your appointment today.