We dedicate hours each year to maintaining our oral health, from dental check-ups to daily brushing. Restorative dentistry shouldn’t add unnecessary time to our routines. According to the American Dental Association, the average person spends about two hours yearly in the dental chair for exams and cleanings, and daily teeth care and oral hygiene take up to approximately 30 hours. That’s why CEREC same-day crowns have become quite the game changer. With CEREC technology, the dental industry offers a time-efficient solution, giving patients more of what matters—their precious time.
What is a CEREC same-day crown?
Dental crowns are an important part of restorative dentistry, offering a solution to tooth imperfections that compromise function and aesthetics. Dentists turn to crowns when a tooth is cracked, chipped, broken, excessively decayed, worn, discolored, or misshapen. Moreover, crowns are used to cover dental implants or secure bridges.
Traditionally, the crown process involved multiple visits and temporary crowns, elongating the restoration journey. Enter CEREC same-day crowns, a groundbreaking advancement transforming the dental landscape. CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) technology empowers dentists to design, fabricate, and place a crown in a single appointment, sparing patients from the inconvenience of temporaries and multiple visits. This approach saves time and ensures efficient, durable, and precisely fitted dental restorations.
Understanding Traditional Crown Procedures
Dental crowns come in various types, each catering to specific needs. These include porcelain, ceramic, zirconia, metal, and composite resin crowns. The choice of material is determined by factors such as:
- Tooth location
- Visibility when smiling
- Gum tissue position
- Tooth function
- Remaining natural tooth structure
- Surrounding teeth color
Following traditional crown preparation, a temporary crown is placed over the tooth. This interim crown is secured with a removable adhesive, as it’s meant to be temporary, unlike permanent crowns. It protects the prepared tooth while the permanent crown is being crafted. However, it’s important to note that temporary crowns are not as robust as their permanent counterparts. This means that you need to exercise a bit more caution when biting or chewing than what you will need to concern yourself with once your permanent crown has been placed.
That permanent crown will be placed during a subsequent appointment. Crafted meticulously to fit seamlessly, this crown ensures optimal function and aesthetics. The process, while effective, could take multiple visits—until the advent of CEREC same-day crowns, which bring convenience and efficiency to crown procedures.
Introducing CEREC Same-Day Crowns
Traditional dental crown procedures often require multiple appointments and waiting periods in a world where time is a precious commodity. However, the game-changing innovation of CEREC same-day crowns revolutionizes this process. By harnessing advanced CAD/CAM technology, CEREC empowers dentists to craft and place crowns within a single dental visit, eliminating the need for temporary crowns and the prolonged waiting times associated with offsite labs.
This approach ensures precision and quality and offers patients the remarkable benefit of walking out with a fully customized, permanent crown in as little as a couple of hours. CEREC’s time-saving prowess exemplifies modern dentistry’s dedication to efficient, patient-centered solutions.
Efficiency and Precision
CEREC’s digital scanning and 3D imaging capabilities eliminate the need for traditional impressions and mold creation. A digital scan of the prepared tooth generates a virtual model, allowing the dentist to design the crown with unparalleled precision. The computer-guided design ensures optimal fit and functionality.
CEREC’s efficiency shines as the CAD/CAM technology swiftly translates the design into a physical crown. In as little as four to twenty minutes, the CEREC machine crafts a custom crown from a solid block of dental material. This is a remarkable advancement compared to the lengthy two- to three-week waiting period required by offsite labs. As a result, the entire crown creation process, from scanning to placement, can be completed in just about two hours. CEREC same-day crowns epitomize modern dentistry’s commitment to efficiency, accuracy, and patient convenience.
The Benefits of CEREC Same-Day Crowns
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again—when it comes to dental procedures, efficiency and patient comfort are critical. CEREC same-day crowns are an exceptional solution, offering a range of advantages that redefine restorative dentistry.
- Convenience and Time-Saving: CEREC eliminates the need for multiple appointments and temporary crowns. The entire process, from digital scan to crown placement, can be completed in just a few hours, maximizing patients’ schedules.
- Enhanced Patient Comfort: CEREC eliminates the need for messy traditional impressions. The digital scan ensures a comfortable experience while producing accurate results.
- Natural Looking: CEREC crowns are crafted from high-quality ceramic materials, ensuring a seamless match to the patient’s natural teeth. The result is a crown that blends seamlessly, enhancing the overall smile aesthetics.
- Precision and Customization: The CAD/CAM technology used in same-day crowns allows for highly detailed and accurate crown designs, ensuring a precise fit and optimal functionality.
- Durability and Longevity: One day crowns are made from durable materials that withstand regular dental function’s daily wear and tear, ensuring a long-lasting restoration that maintains its integrity over time.
- Cost Effective: Patients often ask us, “Are CEREC crowns expensive?” The truth is that while same-day crowns have a slightly higher cost than traditional dental crowns, many patients feel that the benefits far outweigh the difference in cost.
Request an appointment with Staley Dental and see why same-day CEREC crowns are the right choice for you.
With a commitment to patient comfort and aesthetics, CEREC crowns offer unmatched benefits that redefine the restoration experience. It’s natural for patients to have questions about this innovative technology. To gain a deeper understanding and experience the transformation firsthand, the best step forward is to request an appointment with Staley Dental, your family dentist in Boise, ID.
You’ll discover the marvel of CEREC same-day crowns through personalized consultation and expert guidance, and you’ll understand why countless others have embraced this remarkable advancement in modern dentistry.