At our office, we understand that you are busy, and your time is valuable. We do everything we can to make sure the care you receive is thorough and efficient. We are pleased to let you know that you are able to get same day crowns in our office.
Our dentist invested in one of the latest technological advances to make same day crowns possible. The system is known as CEREC. (This stands for Ceramic Reconstructions.) It takes advantage of state-of-the-art computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) to create crowns in just one visit.
What sets the CEREC system apart from other dental instruments is the computer assists in a large portion of the process. Using scanning technology eliminates the need for our dentist to make impressions of your tooth and send them to a dental lab. Because you do not need to wait on your new crown to arrive from an offsite dental lab, you can skip the temporary crown which you typically wore for two weeks. The CEREC unit uses a single block of durable ceramic material and crafts your crown in our office.
The process condenses what was once a two or three visit procedure into a few steps.
• The process for same day crowns starts with our dentist clearing away the problematic filling or any dead or decaying tissue from your tooth. Patients usually get a local anesthetic, so they are numb during this removal of the filling or the decaying material.
• Our CEREC device’s camera scans your tooth and makes a three-dimensional image of your tooth.
• CEREC uses the image to design plans for your new crown.
• Once the plans for your restoration are complete, the CEREC milling unit crafts your new crown from an individual ceramic block.
• Our dentist double checks the crown and its fit, and then the crown is affixed to the tooth with a permanent bonding agent. Your new crown is complete.
Our patients are extremely happy with crowns in a single visit. If you would like to get more information about the procedure or the technology, contact our office and our staff will gladly assist you.