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3 Advantages of CEREC Same Day Dental Crowns

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CEREC crowns are same-day dental crowns that your dentist can deliver during just one treatment appointment. Other crowns take at least 2 appointments to complete, due to the need to send impressions to an off-site laboratory. CEREC technology uses in-house milling and virtual imaging techniques that prevent multiple appointments.

There are no “goopy” impressions that can irritate your gag reflex.

That’s right – you don’t have to take an impression! For a lot of people, this is the part they dislike the most about restorative treatments. Instead, CEREC uses 3D digital impressions, using a small imaging wand. The image is captured virtually, and sent into the treatment planning software. 

You’ll get an accurate fit every time.

Since your impression is virtual, it’s even more accurate than a traditional alginate impression. The computer will be able to form a custom-fitted crown that is so accurate, there’s no worry about whether or not you’ll have to have the crown sent back and re-made at a lab. It fits perfectly the very first time. 

Complete all of your treatment in just one appointment.

Crowns have always taken at least two appointments to complete, with each visit about two weeks apart. In the meantime, patients have to wear temporary crowns that aren’t as comfortable and don’t look as natural. With CEREC crowns, you’ll have your permanent crown at the very same visit. You can also work in your other treatment needs while the crown is being fabricated!

What’s holding you back from getting your crown completed? If it’s the time investment or past experience with ill-fitting crowns, then it’s time to ask your dentist about CEREC!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Mitul Patel 


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