Getting Dental Crowns is Faster Than Ever with CEREC
Dental problems happen; they’re a fact of life. But when you’ve cracked a tooth or discovered widespread decay in your mouth, the last thing you want to do is wait days or weeks for relief.
Unfortunately, the standard dental crown process makes this long wait time unavoidable. Traditional dental crowns must be placed over the span of two separate office visits set a week or two apart. This system is not only inconvenient, it leaves you in dental no-man’s-land (and excruciating pain!) for far too long.
This is exactly why dentists like Beck Pearce Dental and their patients have embraced CEREC same-day crowns instead. CEREC technology has revolutionized the dental crown procedure by completing every step, from start to finish, in a single office visit.
If you need a crown- and need it now!- you’re in luck. Getting dental crowns is faster and easier than ever with CEREC same-day crowns.
Why Are Dental Crowns Important for Restorations?
A dental crown is an important type of dental restoration. Each crown is a customizable “cap” that mimics the exact size and structure of your tooth. It’s used to cover a damaged tooth and restore the tooth’s shape, size, strength, and appearance.
Like so many other dental solutions, crowns can be constructed from many different materials. But only one offers the ultimate benefits for patients: ceramic. All CEREC ceramic crowns are designed with translucent porcelain. Since porcelain reflects light and looks almost exactly like natural teeth, your crowns look completely real. They’re also comfortable, durable, and resistant to breakage.
Top 5 Signs You Need a Dental Crown
Dental crowns serve a very important restorative purpose by reinforcing and protecting damaged teeth. If you need to do any of the following, a crown may be the best solution to prevent future complications:
- Tooth restoration after a root canal
- Cover and enhance unattractive teeth
- Reinforce a tooth with a large filling
- Protect a weak tooth from future damage
- Cover a dental implant
By placing an extra layer of protection and support over vulnerable teeth, dental crowns offer an effective way to maintain your healthy smile and keep all of your teeth intact.
The Traditional (and Inefficient) Dental Crown Procedure
The traditional dental crown process requires two separate office visits. During the first appointment, your dentist takes impressions of the affected tooth. These impressions are sent to a separate lab for the creation of your permanent crown. You also receive a temporary crown during this first appointment in order to protect your tooth until the permanent crown is ready.
Your next appointment occurs after your final crown is ready for placement. The permanent crown is affixed to your tooth with a strong adhesive to keep it firmly in place.
CEREC same-day dental crowns transform this traditional method with cutting edge technology that completes the entire dental crown procedure in just one office visit.
How Are CEREC Same-Day Crowns Made?
Chairside Economic Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC) crowns serve the same purpose as traditional crowns: to repair and restore damaged or weakened teeth. The difference occurs in how CEREC crowns achieve that goal.
First, your dentist uses an intraoral scanner to take images that process more than 1,000,000 3D points per second! The Primescan intraoral camera surpasses other types of dental cameras with its accuracy, speed, and precision. Its innovative Smart Pixel Sensor produces photorealistic and highly accurate data about the inside of your mouth.
This is especially important to identify dental problems not visible to the naked eye. Using CEREC’s high precision scans, your dentist captures the smallest nuances of every single tooth and gum surface in your mouth, allowing for the design of highly detailed crowns.
Patients are always happy to hear that these scans are possible without any messy or uncomfortable impressions. The Primescan intraoral scanner completes a full jaw impression, including model calculations, in just two or three minutes.
Once your dentist collects all of the digital images needed, he sends them to CAD/CAM software machine. The software creates a digital tooth restoration model. Your dentist evaluates the restoration model, adjusts it if needed, and then sends it to the CEREC milling machine.
The CEREC milling machine fabricates your customized dental crown by cutting and shaping ceramic to your exact specifications. This process is lightning fast and only takes about 15 minutes!
Top 5 Benefits of CEREC Same-Day Crowns
You may be more familiar with the traditional method of receiving dental crowns, but that doesn’t mean it’s the best option for your overall dental health. CEREC same-day crowns offer unique benefits that make it easier to protect your mouth and regain confidence in your smile.
- Rapid Results: Your tooth can be fully restored in as little as one hour. There’s no need for temporary restorations or follow-up appointments.
- Customization. Every CEREC crown is precisely customized to your tooth to preserve natural enamel.
- Lower Treatment Costs: Same day crowns reduce the need for temporary crowns and multiple dental visits, saving you time and money.
- Natural Aesthetics: The porcelain used to create same-day crowns mimics the appearance of natural enamel, right down to its sheen and translucency. Dr. Pearce will carefully select the shade of porcelain that best matches your smile.
- Comfort and Precision: Digital technology provides predictable, accurate results, and easy 3D imaging.
Get Your CEREC Same-Day Crown Now- No More Waiting
You don’t have to look far to achieve your perfect smile. Beck Pearce Dental is proud to offer state-of-the-art CEREC technology to repair and restore damaged and weakened teeth in the most efficient way possible.
Book your appointment online today to get the customized dental care you need. The team at Beck Pearce Dental is standing by in Cincinnati and Mason, Ohio to make sure you get the restorative dental care you need, fast.