CEREC same-day crowns
Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic (CEREC) has totally transformed the dental crowns procedure. With CEREC crowns, we can create high-quality, accurate restorations in-office in about an hour.
The process eliminates the need for messy impressions and waiting weeks for a restoration to be fabricated in a dental lab.
Benefits of same-day crowns
Dental crowns have come a long way. Creating a traditional crown is a lengthy process that usually takes a few weeks to complete. With same-day crowns, there is no waiting period involved. The whole process is completed in one day, right from the impressions, preparation, and fitting of the device.
There is no involvement of dental labs as the crowns are fabricated in-office milling machines. The milling machine creates your crown from ceramic material in well under an hour. As soon as the restoration is ready, it is bonded to your tooth.
Here are the other benefits of same-day CEREC crowns versus traditional dental crowns:
- Fast and simple procedure is not only time-saving but also less expensive compared to the traditional crowns.
- Procedure is completed in just one visit, greatly reducing your time spent in office.
- The restorations are also of high quality and can last longer.
- Same-day crowns are made from tooth-colored materials, which retains the beauty of your smile.
- CEREC technology ensures your crown matches the exact size, shape, and color you need.
- Digital images contain specific and precise details for the crown preparation, greatly reducing the chance that the crown produced is the incorrect size.
- The need for a temporary crown is eliminated, and you can walk out with a permanent flawless crown on the same day.
How CEREC same-day crowns work
Traditional crowns, onlays, or veneers also require a certain period to be fabricated and fitted onto the patient’s damaged teeth. A great deal of waiting time has to be endured before your dental restorations are prepared. But with the same-day CEREC crowns, the treatment can be completed in just a single visit.
CEREC consists of several computer-assisted design (CAD) tools and a milling machine that helps design customized restorative devices. It provides an instant solution for your dental requirements. As in the conventional methods, the tooth has to be reshaped before it is fitted with a crown. The CEREC system uses an intraoral camera and CEREC software to produce a digital impression from which the crown is created. The digital design is combined with the Chairside milling unit to create a crown that gives an accurate and comfortable fitting crown.
What to expect from a same-day crown procedure
The CEREC procedure begins with the preparation of the tooth. A local anesthetic is applied to numb the tooth before reshaping the enamel to reduce the pain. A dental tool is used to remove a portion of the enamel, and the tooth is completely reshaped to fit the crown’s size and shape.
After the tooth is prepared, its new impression is taken. The CEREC impression procedure includes an intraoral scanner that takes several images of your mouth in a matter of seconds. The CEREC software combines these images into a single three-dimensional representation of the teeth and gums.
The next stage involves the use of digital representation to create the new crown. Once the patient is satisfied with the design, the fabrication process begins with the digital image transferred to the CEREC milling unit. At this milling unit, a beautiful and well-fitting crown matching the digital design dimensions is manufactured.
Once the crown is ready, it is polished and bonded into the patient’s mouth. The crown is permanently cemented into place after carrying out the necessary adjustments.
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