Do you need to get a crown in the future? Are you assuming it will be a long, drawn-out process filled with multiple dentist visits? While sometimes this can be the case, CEREC crowns can often be replaced in as little as a day or two. If you haven’t heard of CEREC crown same-day restorations, you’re not alone. Here are three things you need to know about CEREC crowns.
What Is CEREC?
CEREC stands for “Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics”. Instead of waiting a day or two for a dental crown, CEREC technology allows you to have the process done in as little as a few days and sometimes even faster. For people waiting for a crown, denture, implant, or another form of oral health ceramic restoration, the ability to do it quickly and efficiently is a game changer.
How It Works
There are a few steps that go into the CEREC restoration process. We have CEREC technology right in our office, so we make it easy to get started right away. The first step is to take an impression of the tooth. We do this without using traditional trays, which can be uncomfortable. After the impression, we use CEREC technology to directly create a crown or other enamel made of strong composite material instead of waiting for a third party to create it. The three important things to know about CEREC are that it can sometimes be done on the same day, is convenient, and provides great results.
Same Day Service
One of the main reasons many people want to pursue chairside restoration is the fast turnaround time. Traditionally a new crown would require waiting several weeks between the initial fitting. However, CEREC technology means you can complete the same process in less time. You may even be able to have the crown fitted on the same day in some cases. This technology is a major benefit and means less time spent at the dentist.
Convenient And Comfortable
The second advantage of same-day restorations is their convenience. You don’t have to wait for another company to process the results, which can add several weeks to the process. At Ascent Dental Care, our CEREC machine is located onsite, so there’s no waiting for the results. It’s also more comfortable than traditional methods. Traditional trays can cause soreness, but our scanner allows for painless and fast impressions made right onsite.
Finally, CEREC delivers great results. The technology analyzes the new restorative material with the current tooth to ensure a smooth process. Due to advancements in this technology, you can expect your crowns made with CEREC to be stronger than traditional methods. They also look great. Overall, you can expect results that exceed what you can experience with other options – and for much less hassle.
Do you need to get a new crown or repair an existing one? Contact Ascent Dental Care to book your consultation and learn more about how we can help make getting a crown a more convenient, hassle-free experience with CEREC crown restorations.