What Is CEREC?
CEREC, or Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, is a new form of same-day dental crown restoration that fixes most imperfections with a ceramic cap. It protects sensitive teeth affected by cavities or cracks while doubling as cosmetic dentistry for those with crooked, discolored, or gapped teeth. Most importantly, it allows patients to walk out with the smile of their dreams after one visit.
What Is the CEREC Crown Application Process?
Like any other procedure, your dentist will determine whether you’re a candidate for CEREC crowns before pressing forward. They’ll carefully examine your natural tooth structure and gum health, eradicating issues that might negatively impact your teeth under the crowns. If they need to do pre-work like filling cavities or removing damaged teeth tissues, they administer anesthesia and do so before taking impressions.
Your dentist then scans images of your teeth with a digital camera and uses CAD/CAM software to create 3D impressions. These impressions replace traditional messy putty that requires physical mailing to a lab since the technology allows dentists to custom produce same-day in-office CEREC crowns.
Creating Crowns With the Milling Unit
Because your dentist uses a milling unit, a spinning bur that grinds the material into your custom crown shape, they prepare your crowns while you’re still in the chair. The unit removes the need for temporary crowns that would otherwise protect your filed teeth until your next visit. During this process, your dentist chooses the appropriate color and material.
Placing the Crowns
Finally, your dentist cements your crowns, checking your bite and fit before polishing them. Unlike a traditional crown dental restoration, you don’t need a second visit.
How Do Patients Benefit From Same-day Crowns?
If you’re a candidate for CEREC same-day crowns, meaning you have healthy teeth and gums that can support the crowns or have had all necessary work done before application, you’ll benefit from this restoration. It saves you time with one visit averaging two hours, proves less painful with fewer injections, and lasts about a decade longer than traditional crowns. It’s also:
- Less costly
- Less messy without putty impressions
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Arlington CEREC same-day crowns
At Advance Dental Care Center, your five-star dentist, we make appointments and procedures as effortless as possible. From CEREC same-day crowns to Invisalign, trust our professional team for optimal results in the shortest time possible. Schedule an appointment at (703) 415-0505 or visit us at 2111 Richmond Highway Suite #1 South, Arlington, VA, 22202 today!