The Patient’s Guide to CEREC Same-Day Tooth Crowns
Dentistry has come a long way in helping patients experience safer, more comfortable, and more convenient oral health care. On the forefront of innovation is advanced technology of CEREC, or chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics. In simpler terms, CEREC allows dentists to create a highly custom dental crown without the need for outside dental labs. Have you been wondering what this kind of technology can do for you? Read about the benefits CEREC offers when provided by your prosthodontist in Gainesville, FL, in this patient’s guide here:
A new dental crown in one appointment. CEREC technology is made up of digital software and an in-house milling machine, which enables us to cut treatment time in half. In fact, patients can commonly walk out of their appointment with a new dental crown in as little as 90 minutes!
No need for a temporary dental crown. Traditionally, the process for receiving a new crown involved waiting for the final crown to be milled in an outside dental lab while the patient had to wear a temporary crown in the meantime. CEREC eliminates the need for uncomfortable temporaries by skipping the outside dental lab step altogether.
Accurate digital impression-taking. We take 3D digital images of your teeth that are uploaded to CEREC software. This both takes the place of goopy traditional impression-taking and improves the accuracy of treatment planning and the fit of the dental crown itself. Crowns that fit correctly are at a much less risk for dislodging or developing decay underneath
Advanced, high-quality restoration material. We utilize the most quality materials when milling your custom dental crown with CEREC technology. These materials are virtually identical to natural teeth in color, strength, and durability. They are created to last for many years, withstanding the chewing pressure and biting force characteristic of everyday dental use.
Standard of care remains throughout treatment. Even the best dental labs can mill a tooth crown that does not fit correctly, forcing the patient to return for a third appointment. CEREC enables your prosthodontist in Gainesville, FL, to both mill and your tweak dental crown during the appointment, so no return visit is necessary, and a perfect fit is ensured same-day.
Interested in Learning More?
Dr. Justin Craighead, a dual-certified periodontist and prosthodontist in Gainesville, FL, and Dr. Ada Parra, a board-certified prosthodontist, are extensively trained and specialize in cosmetic dentistry and CEREC technology. If you are interested in learning more about CEREC, please schedule a consultation at our office!