What Are CEREC Same-Day Crowns?

CEREC same-day crowns are custom dental crowns that can restore and protect a damaged or defective tooth. Like traditional crowns, they provide a cap over a natural tooth that will keep it strong and healthy for years to come.

However, CEREC same-day crowns implement a variety of new technologies to improve the treatment process and results. Instead of waiting for your finished crown from a dental lab, you can enjoy preparation and crown placement during the very same appointment.

How Do CEREC Same-Day Crowns Compare to Traditional Treatments?

What’s it like getting a CEREC same-day crown? Compared to traditional crowns, the process couldn’t be easier. First, you’ll have a consultation to determine whether CEREC crowns are right for you. After that, you only need one appointment to prepare and place the crown.

CEREC same-day crowns are designed using the latest 3D imaging technology and CAD/CAM software. Then, they are manufactured in the office using a CEREC mill. This fast treatment delivers same-day results without compromising on the quality you expect from traditional dental crowns.

A Look at the Tech Behind CEREC

Are you curious about the technology behind CEREC crowns? This unique treatment method is made possible by several recent advancements. Dental technology is evolving quickly, allowing you to now enjoy convenient dental crowns without compromise.

Innovative 3D Imaging

The CEREC scanner produces high-resolution 3D imaging of your mouth to plan and prepare your dental crown. This technology avoids the need for physical impressions, which most patients find unpleasant. There’s also no need to ship those impressions to a dental lab, which would make your treatment take longer.

The 3D imaging captures the dimensions of the prepared tooth to ensure that your crown is a perfect, durable, and long-lasting fit. It also helps guarantee that your crown is a match for your other teeth, providing a natural-looking smile.

Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing

Your dentist processes the 3D imaging from the CEREC scanner using the latest CAD/CAM software. They customize every detail to provide a flawless yet natural-looking smile. The shape, size, and color of your crown are all fully personalized.

The design from the CAD/CAM software is then sent to the automated CEREC mill. This innovative machine manufactures highly accurate dental crowns in-office from a specialized ceramic material. Instead of waiting weeks for results from the dental lab, your crown is ready in minutes.

The Advantages of CEREC Same-Day Crowns

CEREC same-day crowns provide a variety of benefits over traditional crowns. You can talk with your trusted CEREC dentist at Half Moon Bay Family Dentistry to see how CEREC crowns address all these key areas and more.

Less Time for Treatment

Your overall CEREC treatment process will be much faster than that of traditional crowns. You’ll likely need just two appointments: one for your initial consultation and one for the preparation and placement. Instead of waiting for weeks for your custom dental crown to arrive, your dentist prepares it that same day. As a result, you can walk away from your appointment with a stunning smile.

Avoiding the Need for Temporary Crowns

With traditional crowns, your dentist needs to place a temporary crown while you wait for your custom one from the dental lab. This protects your tooth but is often uncomfortable because the fit isn’t perfect. The temporary crown will also look much less natural, as it doesn’t match your smile. CEREC crowns avoid this entirely, as your crown is ready right away.

A More Precise Fit

The highly accurate 3D imaging technology used in creating CEREC crowns can provide better results than physical impressions. Your crown will fit your prepared tooth more precisely, reducing the risk of loosening over time. In turn, you can be confident in your smile for years to come.

Reduced Discomfort

An improperly fitted or poorly designed dental crown can cause discomfort. A loose fit allows for movement, while alignment issues can impact your other teeth and jaw as well. Highly accurate CEREC crowns avoid these concerns with precise design and placement for lasting function and comfort.

Enjoy a Stunning Smile With CEREC Same-Day Crowns

Whether you’re dealing with tooth decay, chips or cracks, or a wide range of other dental issues, CEREC crowns could be the answer. This convenient treatment provides a solution for many cases, and Dr. Gabby and Dr. Riley will let you know if it’s right for you. Schedule your CEREC consultation in Half Moon Bay today.