You live a busy life. You’ve got a family or a demanding career. Whatever the case may be, the last thing you want to do is sit in a chair at the dentist’s office for hours. We understand that. And our office is focused on providing you and your family with quality care that works with your schedule.
In keeping with that primary goal and aim of ours, we are pleased to offer CEREC same day crowns to our patients.
What are dental crowns?
Dental crowns, or porcelain crowns, are a type of dental prosthesis placed around a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are attached with powerful dental adhesive, securing the crown to the tooth firmly. A crown is often used when a large cavity threatens the health of a tooth. Other reasons to use a crown include a chipped or cracked tooth.
The most important thing to know about dental crowns is that they take time to create and place. Typically, a crown placement will take two to three appointments. It’s a lengthy process, but ultimately strengthens and protects the tooth in questions quite well.
A tooth crown is a good option for people with time to schedule two or more appointments over the course of a few weeks. Luckily, dental technology has advanced in such a way today that there is another, faster option for fitting a tooth with a crown: CEREC same day crowns.
What are CEREC Same Day Crowns?
A CEREC crown is made of ceramic or resin materials, where a dental crown is made of any number of materials (porcelain fused to metal, zirconia, etc.). And where traditional crowns require multiple appointments, a CEREC same day crown happens in, well, a day.
CEREC crowns are placed in one appointment and are used to fix decayed, damaged, or cracked teeth, just like traditional crowns. The process for placing a CEREC same day crown goes as follows:
- Pictures: A scanner is used to take photos of your teeth.
- Impressions: The pictures taken are formed into impressions (molds) of your teeth.
- Digital Restoration: The impressions are sent to a machine that creates a digital tooth restoration.
- Creation of the Crown: The digital tooth restoration goes to another machine that physically makes the crown out of ceramic or resin; this part takes up to 15 minutes.
- Attachment: We will polish and perfect your crown before attaching it to your tooth.
CEREC same day crowns will be a game-changer for you and your family. Call our office with any questions or to set up an appointment for your CEREC same day crown today!