CEREC Same Day Crowns

If you are looking for a quick and effective way to restore your smile, this same-day procedure might be the perfect solution.

Why You Might Need a Dental Crown

Though dental crowns can resolve cosmetic concerns, like covering discolored or misshapen teeth, more often they are used to protect and restore function to the teeth. Crowns add a layer of protection to the tooth that can prevent weakened teeth from breaking, restore teeth that are already broken, or help keep bridges in place. Crowns are also beneficial after procedures such as root canals and dental implants to support the tooth. 

A damaged tooth that is broken or decaying can cause toothaches, tooth sensitivity, or discomfort while eating and drinking, and crowns can alleviate these symptoms. Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic, or CEREC, is a same-day crown procedure that uses computer-aided design and manufacturing to restore your smile.

What Are the Benefits of CEREC?

CEREC allows your dentist to place durable, high-quality ceramic crowns in a single visit. Some of the many benefits of CEREC include:

Immediate restoration of function. If you have a temporary crown placed, you will need to be careful when eating or talking while your permanent crown is being manufactured in a lab. Same-day crowns eliminate this waiting period.

Reduced risk of injury. Temporary crowns can become loose or dislodged from the tooth, which can cause injury. Same-day crowns do not carry the same risk, and the procedure is less invasive as it requires less drilling and saves more of the tooth. 

Saving time. Traditional crowns require one appointment to fit and an additional appointment to install. With CEREC crowns, you can have everything done in a single visit. 

Increased comfort. Temporary crowns are typically made of resin and are not fitted perfectly in your mouth. An ill-fitting crown can cause physical discomfort as well as anxiety about dislodging the crown. 

For anyone in need of replacement teeth, same-day crowns are a safe and convenient option. Whether your concerns are functional or cosmetic, CEREC can restore your smile in a single visit without all the fuss of temporary crowns.

CEREC same day crowns

An Expert Weighs In

“With the use of CAD/CAM in dentistry, crowns can be made same-day, eliminating the need to wait two to three weeks for crown fabrication with a temporary crown in place. Although the cost of a lab-fabricated and a same-day crown is about the same, patients save money by cutting out the other extra visit to come back for the permanent crown. This also means less time off work, travel, etc. One question we are often asked is about the strength. Recent studies have shown that CAD/CAM tooth restorations are just as successful as crowns made with traditional materials and techniques.”

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