A Better Crown Experience With CEREC
In the past, getting a dental crown was quite the time commitment. It used to require at least two appointments, and they were spread out over two to three weeks, allowing enough time for an off-site lab to make the permanent crown.
This could be a frustrating process for busy people who need restorations. Finding time for one appointment can be hard enough, but two can feel impossible. But now, CEREC same-day crowns are available. And they’re a game-changer, certain to restore your smile and get you back to your day faster than ever.
What is a CEREC crown?
If you are in need of a dental crown but don’t have the time or desire to spend multiple appointments to get one, you are in luck. CEREC crowns have taken the dental industry by storm, and patients are loving it. CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic, and it has revolutionized dental procedures. CEREC is composed of various computer-assisted design (CAD) tools plus a milling machine that creates custom ceramic restorations in no time at all.
CEREC benefits patients in need of a ceramic restoration, and your new CEREC crown can be placed in just one appointment. This is great news for patients who suffer from dental anxiety, but it can also save time and lower the cost of your dental treatment. Your dentist can use the CEREC system to create regular crowns and implant crowns, as well as onlays, inlays, and veneers.
Five Advantages of In-Office CEREC Same-Day Restorations
Dentists frequently recommend CEREC same-day crowns to patients because of the various benefits they provide. Most specifically, you can expect the following:
1. CEREC crowns are long-lasting.
As long as you take good care of your teeth and gums by brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes at a time with a soft-bristled toothbrush, flossing once a day between all of your teeth, and rinsing with a fluoridated mouthwash before bedtime, you can anticipate that your CEREC crown will last up to 15 years or more. Visiting the dentist every six months for a dental cleaning and oral evaluation is also important to prolong the longevity of your CEREC crown, not to mention your oral health as a whole.
2. The CEREC crown procedure is minimally invasive.
It can be a bit unnerving having a dentist working in your mouth for a long period of time. And no one likes to bite into that tray of pink alginate for dental impressions. In fact, that ooey, gooey mess can often trigger the patient’s gag reflex. But with modern dental technology, your dentist can now use a small camera wand to take pictures inside your mouth, giving your dentist just what they need to create a digital dental impression.
3. Your new CEREC crown will be precise.
When it comes to a dental crown, precision is key. Using an intraoral camera, we can get instantaneous images of your teeth on our computer screen. We use digital dental impressions from these images to create a crown that looks and feels just like your other natural teeth. Further, your same-day crown will feel and fit great because it was created using highly accurate scans.
4. You can get out of the dental chair faster.
The typical adult balances dozens of priorities each day. And for this reason, multiple appointments in the dental chair can be frustrating and difficult to accommodate. But with CEREC, your dentist can place your dental crown in just one appointment. In a single two-hour visit, your dentist can prepare the tooth, take digital impressions, color-match and create the crown itself, and cement the final restoration in place.
5. No temporary dental crown needed.
Thanks to the CAD technology, you’ll save time because you won’t need to wear a temporary crown while waiting for your permanent crown. Your dental impressions needed to be sent off-site to a lab in the past. But since your CEREC same-day crown is made in one appointment, your impressions don’t need to be sent away at all, eliminating the need for that temporary cover over your tooth.
Get your CEREC crown from the best dentist in Boise, Idaho.
If you need a crown to cover, protect, and restore your tooth, a CEREC crown might be the perfect solution for you. And if you live or work near Boise, Idaho, Staley Dental can help. Request an appointment via our easy-to-use online form, or give our office a call. We look forward to meeting you and showing you the power of CEREC to restore your smile.