For many people, making (and keeping) a dentist appointment each year is challenging enough. Although we logically understand the close relationship between regular dental care and overall health, it can still be difficult to prioritize those essential oral habits when we’re busier than ever.
Unfortunately, the price can be steep when we let our other commitments take precedent over our dental health. By neglecting our oral care routine, we may be more likely to develop cavities and other issues. In order to restore function and protect our teeth from further decay, it’s essential to visit your dentist. But when you need a crown or filling, it may be necessary to make multiple trips to your dental office — making it difficult for patients to receive the treatment they truly need. But now, there’s an option that will allow you to obtain a same-day dental crown that will fit perfectly and preserve your smile in just one visit. The CEREC® crown provides a solution that is both natural in appearance and permanently functional.
What is CEREC®?
CEREC® crowns — which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics — allow dental professionals to restore the patient’s teeth using state-of-the-art CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and manufacturing) programs. These programs allow the dentist to take precise impressions of the patient’s teeth and create a ceramic, long-term crown that’s customized for each patient. Not only are the materials used resistant to plaque and abrasion, but they’re free of metals and are able to preserve more of the tooth’s healthy portions upon placement. Ultimately, this creates a much more natural look that can help to preserve the patient’s teeth for the future.
Best of all, fittings and installation can be completed in the span of a single visit and will take only about an hour to complete. You won’t have to worry about making follow-up visits and carving more time out of your schedule, nor will you have to deal with temporary crowns in the interim. By using CEREC® crown technology, your dentist can make it easier for you to receive the treatment you need and deserve — all without a substantial time commitment or outdated methods.
What are the benefits of CEREC® same-day crowns?
- No gooey, uncomfortable impressions
- Treatment in one short visit to save you time
- Natural, tooth-coloured restoration
- Metal free – no silver fillings
- No bothersome temporary crown
- Long-term stability
- Fully digital process
- Hi-tech accuracy
- Optimized Health
- Protect or saves your natural teeth
What to expect at your appointment
After the consultation, the camera on our intra-oral scanner captures the area to be treated. That means, no more gooey impressions! The dental prosthesis is then created as a 3D model on the computer. Next, the restoration designed on the computer is milled from a ceramic block. Finally the finished ceramic restoration is inserted and you are good to go!
To learn more about CEREC® same-day dental crowns or how we can restore your smile, please contact our offices today.