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At Bella Smiles Dentistry, we rely on technology to provide our patients with the best possible care. If you need a crown to fix a tooth in Puyallup, WA, we will use technology that includes CEREC and the Galileos CT scanner to plan your treatment and create same-day crowns. Here is a look at the role that these technologies, which are both created by the same company, can play in your care.

Galileos CT Scanner

The Galileos CT scanner takes diagnostic imaging to the next level. Instead of relying on a series of two-dimensional X-rays to determine an appropriate diagnosis and make a treatment plan, the Galileos CT system creates a single 3-D image that shows a broad but detailed view inside the structures and tissues inside your mouth. If you have a root canal before getting a dental crown, your dentist can use the CT scanner to ensure that the roots have been effectively cleaned and that no diseased tissue remains before closing them and prepping your tooth for the crown. This prevents complications in the future.

CEREC System

The CEREC system turns to get dental crowns into a one-visit treatment plan. Using an image of the treatment area, the CEREC system creates a 3-D model of a crown designed specifically to fit your mouth and match your natural teeth. That model is milled into a permanent crown in your dentist’s office from a ceramic block. The same-day crown is then securely put into place by your dentist and tweaked as needed so that the final results are as natural as possible. Using CEREC for crowns means that you don’t have to wear an ill-fitting temporary crown while you wait for your permanent crown to be made and you don’t have to turn to your dentist for multiple appointments to get the permanent crown fitted. Once your crown is in place, there is no need for follow-up visits, unless you experience any unlikely complications.

CT Scans