The Advantages of CEREC Dentistry for Same-Day Crowns

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The Advantages of CEREC Dentistry for Same-Day Crowns

CEREC dentistry is a popular buzz phrase in the field of dentistry today, and we’re here to tell you why! CEREC (short for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) dentistry is a method of Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) dentistry that gives Dr. Berry the ability to produce a ceramic restoration right in his office using 3D technology and printing. CEREC dentistry has been around since 1987, but has recently gained momentum in the dental industry as technology has continued to expand and grow. CEREC dentistry can be used to treat, fill and crown teeth that are decayed, broken, and weakened. Natural strength and beauty can be restored with tooth-colored materials all in a single appointment. Instead of putting off dental visits for a dental crown because of time constraints, you no longer have to worry about days or weeks of waiting time. Call Mountain Aire Dentistry today to learn more about our same-day dentistry with CEREC tech.

CEREC Dentistry: What Is It?

CEREC dentistry stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. That’s quite the mouthful! It means that Dr. Berry can provide on-site creation of natural looking ceramic crowns in a single office visit. Many who receive cosmetic dentistry believe that it will take days or even weeks for them to achieve their desired smile. Although CEREC has been around since 1987, it is becoming one of the most popular options for quick fillings and crowns. Why? Because people are becoming more and more busy and don’t want to wait multiple days or weeks to get a dental crown. With traditional tooth restoration cases, patients sit in an dental chair for several minutes and have an impression made on their teeth. Then, those impressions are sent to an out-of-office laboratory via mail, where it can take weeks for the crown to be sent back to your dentist. After that, the crown might not even be correct and you have to start the process all over again. CEREC dentistry offers that better way to do fillings and crowns. CEREC dentistry equipment will make your life easier and help you save precious time.

In one office visit, we can use CAD/CAM technology to make a digital impression of your teeth and create your own ceramic crown customized for you. You can be there for the entire process and leave the office with your new crown securely in your mouth without the hassle of multiple office visits.

How Does It Work?

CEREC dentistry was created to restore damaged teeth with ceramic fillings within just a few hours. These ceramic fillings are natural-colored and customized to fit your teeth. Our CAD technology incorporates a camera, computer and milling machine designed to take digital impressions of your teeth that are accurate and much better than gooey molds that can break. After a digital impression has been made, we will transfer the images to a computer screen to view the structure of your damaged tooth and design the restoration. This can be done for a single tooth or for multiple teeth in one office visit. With 3-D imaging, Dr. Berry can design your new crown and use CAM technology to create your restoration. This CAM technology machine will manufacture a pristine new crown that can be installed at your same-day appointment. That means you’re not only doing your impression for a crown, but it’s also being reviewed, designed, manufactured and installed all in the same appointment. That saves you several office visits, not to mention the other benefits of same-day dentistry.

Why CEREC Same-Day Crowns Are Better

We love new technology in dentistry that allows your tooth restorations and crowns to be easier, more accurate and more convenient. With CEREC same-day crowns you will receive benefits such as:

  • No temporary crowns. No more waiting days or weeks with a weak temporary crown in your mouth.
  • Looks like a real tooth. Our ceramic crowns have similar durability/strength to real teeth.  Customization allows them to blend in with your other teeth.
  • Durable. Ceramic crowns are hard like real teeth, allowing them to take on your normal chewing and wear over time without becoming damaged or weak.
  • Same-day appointment. Other processes for crown restorations can involve days and weeks of work and several hours of your time to get your crown. Same-day crowns save you the hassle and inconvenience of multiple appointments (especially if you have to get work off to come in).
  • Digital impressions. With our CAD technology, we can take accurate, easy digital impressions of your teeth without the gooey impression molds. You can keep your mouth clean and you’ll feel more comfortable with the digital-imaging process.

CEREC dentistry has made tooth restorations easier, more convenient, more accurate and less worrisome for so many of our patients.  No longer do you have to fear the complications of getting a crown replaced or installed.  Put our experience to the test–you won’t be disappointed! Call Mountain Aire Dentistry today at (303) 731-7755 to learn more about our CEREC crowns and what we can do for you.