CEREC Same Day Crowns
A damaged tooth can be painful and cause a lot of discomfort or self-consciousness in people. Further still, there are adverse effects that follow a damaged tooth. The biggest health concern is improper cleaning, and the most noticeably felt effect can be issues with chewing, or a tooth’s direct appearance. The teeth could be damaged for reasons varying from cavities to trauma fractures to root canals. Regardless of the reason why a tooth is damaged, it can be readily treated with dental crowns. If a damaged tooth is bothering you, it is understandable to want it treated as promptly as possible. With the CEREC crowns provided by us here at , you can restore your tooth’s function and appearance all within the same day.
What are Dental Crowns, and What is CEREC?
To understand CEREC better, it is important to first understand what a dental crown is. A dental crown is for anyone who has a damaged or fractured tooth in need of repair. A dental crown itself is a cap that goes over a damaged tooth to restore its proper function. The cap is tooth-shaped and goes over the damaged tooth to complete its proper shape. Crowns can be made of metal alloys, gold, or ceramics. Crowns can be obtained through same-day, or multiple-day processes.
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Therefore, CEREC crowns are made exclusively from ceramics. Their use is for prompt same-day completion, due to the assistance of computer aided design and manufacturing. CEREC is a fast and reliable solution to tooth damage, which is employed professionally and precisely by us.
How Do CEREC Crowns Work?
The fundamentals of crowns revolve around replacing the structure and strength of a damaged tooth securely. Cavities or fractures greatly impair the structure of a tooth, so they will be treated first. Most commonly, the standard procedure is to wear down and shape the tooth into a small stump shape. The cap, or crown, will be placed over it using a dental adhesive.
CEREC, as mentioned prior, utilizes computer aided design and manufacturing techniques. We will capture images of the inside of the mouth and create scans and digital models of the tooth. If you have seen a 3D printer at work, then the process is somewhat similar. Instead of printing, a ceramic block is milled until the shape of the tooth is complete, which typically takes 15 minutes. Once completed, it is then placed with adhesive and the crown procedure is complete.
Are You a Candidate for CEREC Crowns?
Crowns are for anyone who is struggling with the adverse effects of a damaged or fractured tooth. Likewise, CEREC crowns are for those seeking prompt and professional solutions to tooth damage and fractures. Because of the highly precise technology behind CEREC crowns, anyone who needs a crown can benefit from the same-day procedures provided by CEREC. If you need prompt and professional same-day tooth repair, please contact our team today here at Century Dental at for an appointment.