Cosmetic and restorative appliances, such as dental crowns and veneers, have traditionally required multiple visits to a dentist and several weeks of processing time before they could be installed. A recent advance in dental technology has sped up this process, and CEREC crowns can now be designed and delivered in the same day. Read on to learn more about the benefits of CEREC crowns, how they are fashioned, and how their expedited processing time can get you in and out of the dentist faster than ever.
What Are The Benefits of CEREC Crowns?
A CEREC crown is a type of crown that is created in the office on the same day that the tooth is prepared. Instead of having a dental impression done, a camera captures the image of the prepared tooth in the mouth. The image is then sent to the computer, and the computer and the operator design the crown while the patients wait. The image and the subsequent design of the crown is sent to a milling unit that chisels a crown out of a ceramic block. The crown is tried in the mouth and adjusted with the bite and the context where it touches the adjacent teeth. The CEREC crown is then polished and finally bonded into the tooth—all in the same visit.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of CEREC crowns, contact us today, and let our family take care of yours!
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