October 3, 2019
Damaged and decayed teeth need protection. But when you’re told that it could take weeks before your permanent dental crown is ready for placement, the idea of seeking treatment can sometimes feel less appealing. Nowadays, people want immediate results, so more and more dentists are now offering same-day crowns in Bristol. Read on to learn more about this revolutionary restorative treatment and its many benefits.
What is CEREC?
CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) is a technology used to create dental crowns. This is accomplished in just one visit to the dentist’s office. The CAD/CAM technology uses digital impressions to help craft a treatment plan and create customized dental prosthetics, including crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, and even an abutment, if necessary.
What is the Process of Receiving a CEREC Crown?
When you arrive for your appointment, your dentist will prepare your tooth by filing it down to ensure the custom crown fits properly when placed. Using an advanced digital scanner, they will take pictures of your tooth and gums to create a full 3D image. Transferring the image to the CAD/CAM software, the crown will then be designed before moving to the milling unit, which will create the restoration from a single piece of material. Then, they will place your new restoration over your natural tooth.
In less than an hour, your dentist will have you seeing a fully restored smile.
What Are the Benefits of Same-Day Crowns?
With traditional crowns, you not only have to wear a temporary crown, but you also have to wait several weeks before your final restoration is complete. When comparing regular dental crowns with same-day crowns, it’s hard to look past the benefits of CEREC:
- Faster results: With CEREC, you can have a custom restoration in an hour as opposed to several weeks with a traditional crown.
- Comfort: There are no messy, cold dental putty impressions to be taken. Instead, your dentist will use a digital scanner to capture the images needed to create your crown.
- High-Quality: You can expect a custom prosthetic to fit and look better because of the scanner’s ability to capture high-quality images.
- Durable: Dental crowns created with CEREC technology are made from dental ceramic, so not only is it durable, but it is strong and recreates the appearance of a natural tooth.
If you’re on a time crunch but desperately need a solution that will protect your damaged tooth, take some time to talk to your dentist about the possibility of CEREC same-day crowns. Before you know it, you’ll be in and out of the dentist’s chair sporting a strong, durable dental crown that blends in beautifully with the rest of your smile.
About the Practice
At Bristol Family Dental, our team of dental professionals understand the difficulties that come with decayed or damaged teeth. When it comes to protecting these weakened structures, our dentists are proud to offer same-day CEREC dental crowns. Not only are they reliable and sturdy, but they can be made in one appointment! Using updated and advanced technology, you won’t have to wait for a restored smile. To find out more about this unique restorative solution, or for questions about us, visit our website or call (860) 589-2794.
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