CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, is a technology that enables dentists to create custom-made dental crowns in just one appointment. Traditional crown procedures typically require multiple visits to the dentist, but with CEREC same-day crowns, everything can be done in a single visit.
How the Process Works
The process of getting CEREC same-day crowns is quick and efficient, making it a convenient option for those in need of dental restorations. Here's how the process works:
- Consultation: The first step is to consult with our dentist to determine if you are a suitable candidate for CEREC same-day crowns. We will assess the condition of your teeth and discuss your treatment goals.
- Digital Impression: Instead of messy traditional impressions, CEREC uses digital technology to create a 3D image of your teeth. Our dentist will use an intraoral scanner to capture detailed images, ensuring precise measurements.
- Designing: Using specialized software, the dentist will design the custom crown that fits seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. This allows for accurate shaping and color matching.
- Milling: Once the design is finalized, it's time for milling! The CEREC machine will fabricate the crown from a block of ceramic material right in front of you - no need for temporary crowns or waiting weeks for a lab to make it.
- Placement: After milling, the dentist will check the fit and make any necessary adjustments before bonding the crown onto your tooth permanently using dental cement.
- Final touches: We will polish and contour the crown to blend seamlessly with adjacent teeth, ensuring optimal aesthetics and functionality.
The entire process can typically be completed in just one visit!
Benefits of Choosing CEREC Same-Day Crowns
- Time-saving convenience: One of the biggest advantages of choosing CEREC same-day crowns is the time-saving factor. Traditional crown procedures often require multiple appointments, with waiting periods in between for the creation and placement of the actual crown. With CEREC technology, you can have your new crown created and placed on the same day, eliminating the need for multiple visits.
- Improved aesthetics: CEREC same-day crowns are made from high-quality ceramic materials that closely resemble natural teeth in both color and texture. This means that your new crown will blend seamlessly with your existing teeth, resulting in a more aesthetically pleasing smile.
- Enhanced comfort: Unlike traditional crowns that may involve messy impressions and uncomfortable temporary crowns, CEREC same-day crowns offer a more comfortable experience. The digital scanning process eliminates the need for sticky impression materials, while the precise fit ensures optimal comfort once the final restoration is placed.
- Long-lasting durability: CEREC same-day crowns are crafted using durable ceramic materials that are known to be strong and resistant to wear over time. These restorations can withstand normal biting forces and provide long-lasting results when properly cared for.
- Cosmetic customization possibilities: With CEREC technology, dentists have greater control over customizing your crown's shape and size to match your unique dental needs and preferences. We can also make adjustments during chairside milling if necessary, ensuring an ideal fit before placing it permanently.
To learn more about our dental procedures, call us at 505-797-1000 or visit our dental office located at 5900 Cubero Drive NE, Suite B, Albuquerque, NM 87109.