What is CEREC?
CEREC is a dental technology that is allowing people to receive permanent crowns in just one office visit. Unlike older technology that had patients coming for two consecutive appointments, you can have a full permanent dental crown placed immediately after the tooth has been prepared for it. The procedure is quick and easy, and the crown itself will last for many years with proper care.
Why is CEREC needed?
You might want or need CEREC if you cannot make two different visits to the office. This procedure is ideal for patients who want a quick and easy restorative option that they won’t need to worry about. CEREC crowns last just as long as other options and can be beneficial in improving your dental well-being and health. The restoration will match your existing teeth so that it blends beautifully.
Who’s a candidate for CEREC?
The majority of our patients are good candidates to have a CEREC crown placed. The crown is ideal for teeth that have become damaged or compromised in any way. The tooth is filed down to make room for the CEREC crown so that it lasts for many years. We will conduct an examination to determine if and when you might need a new crown.
What happens during the CEREC procedure?
We begin by filing down the tooth that has been damaged or compromised. Most often, you will need a crown if a tooth has become broken or cracked, or it might need a crown if it has a large filling in it. Once the tooth has been prepared, we will take a digital impression that is mess-free and easier for people who aren’t good with normal impressions. The impression is placed into our CEREC machine where a brand new crown is made just for you. The crown is placed and we will correct its bite and fit so that it feels comfortable.
If you think you might benefit from CEREC and would like to come into our office for a consultation, call us today and we will be happy to help you.