CEREC Same Day Crowns

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Learn More About CEREC Same Day Crowns

CEREC Same Day Crowns has changed the way dentists perform patient restorations. CEREC stands for ‘ceramic reconstruction.’ It’s a 3D imaging and camera assisted design center that allows dentists to take digital impressions of patient teeth and use the images to create a virtual restoration. The images can be sent to a dental laboratory for fabrication or combined with an in-office milling unit for same-day restorations. CEREC can be used to produce onlays, inlays, crowns or bridges without taking molded impressions.

In the fast-paced world we live in, convenience and efficiency are key considerations in almost every aspect of our lives – and dental care is no exception. Fortunately, advancements in dental technology have revolutionized restorative dentistry, offering patients innovative solutions that streamline treatment processes without compromising on quality. One such groundbreaking technology is CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics), which enables the fabrication and placement of high-quality dental crowns in a single visit with Sullivan Darji Dental.

Understanding CEREC Same Day Crowns:

CEREC technology utilizes computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) to design, fabricate, and place dental crowns in a single appointment. Unlike traditional crown procedures, which require multiple visits and temporary restorations, CEREC enables patients to receive custom-made crowns in just one sitting, saving time and minimizing inconvenience.

The Advantages of CEREC Same Day Crowns

  1. Time Efficiency: With CEREC, there’s no need for multiple appointments or waiting weeks for lab-fabricated crowns. Your dentist can design, mill, and place your custom crown on the same day, allowing you to leave the office with a fully restored smile in just a few hours.
  2. Precision and Accuracy: CEREC technology employs digital impressions and computerized design software to create highly accurate, precision-fitted crowns that seamlessly blend with your natural teeth. This ensures optimal comfort, functionality, and aesthetics.
  3. No Need for Temporary Crowns: Traditional crown procedures often involve the placement of temporary crowns while the permanent ones are being fabricated in a dental lab. With CEREC, temporary crowns are eliminated, reducing the risk of complications and the need for additional appointments.
  4. Customization: CEREC crowns are custom-designed to match the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth, resulting in a harmonious and natural-looking smile.
  5. Durable and Long-lasting: CEREC crowns are crafted from high-quality ceramic materials known for their strength, durability, and biocompatibility. With proper care and maintenance, CEREC crowns can last for many years, providing reliable and long-lasting restorations.

CEREC Same Day Crowns Process

  1. Digital Impressions: Your dentist uses a handheld scanner to capture 3D images of your teeth and gums, eliminating the need for messy traditional impressions.
  2. Design Phase: Using specialized CAD software, your dentist designs your custom crown, taking into account your unique dental anatomy and aesthetic preferences.
  3. Milling: Once the design is finalized, the CEREC milling machine fabricates the crown from a solid block of ceramic material, ensuring precise shape and fit.
  4. Placement: After milling is complete, your dentist carefully bonds the crown to your prepared tooth, making any necessary adjustments to ensure proper alignment and bite.

Did you know…

That CEREC is a German technology that was first developed more than 30 years ago? Today, CEREC is setting new standards in dentistry and constantly evolving to adapt to the demands of dentists and their patients. When you choose a dentist specializing in CEREC assisted restorations, you are choosing a dentist who is dedicated to accuracy, efficiency, and durability.

Frequently Asked Questions: CEREC Same Day Crowns

Can I benefit from CEREC Same Day Crowns?

Absolutely! CEREC can help anyone who needs an inlay, onlay, crown, bridge or even veneers. It takes only seconds to get accurate and detailed images of your teeth.

What should I expect from a CEREC dentist?

CEREC Same Day Crowns takes only seconds to obtain digital images. Your dentist will then use CEREC’s CAD/CAM technology to virtually design a restoration. The amount of time this takes depends on your dentist’s skill and experience using CEREC Same Day Crowns, as well as the complexity of your restoration.

What are the long-term results with CEREC?

Following the placement of a crown or other restoration, you may feel some sensitivity for a few days. Though exact experiences vary from patient to patient, you can expect a crown produced using CEREC Same Day Crowns technology to last you many years so long as you use good oral hygiene and are not grinding your teeth.