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Is A CEREC Crown A Good Choice?

Posted in Crowns

CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics.

CEREC represents a method for providing dental crowns quickly and comfortably. Dentists who offer these crowns are able to give their patients the option of getting a “crown in a day.”

What CEREC Crowns Are Like

The CEREC system utilizes computer technology for designing and producing a complete restoration. From an onlay to a crown or even a bridge, this machine can do the job. Digital scans allow the dentist to manipulate and customize your restoration right there in the office.

Next, a machine hews the crown out of a solid block of ceramic according to the dentist’s specifications. This porcelain is color-matched to your other teeth. No worries about having a snow-white fake-looking smile! The dentist polishes and glazes the restoration and attaches it to your prepared tooth.

The best part? You don’t have to leave the office and come back later. All of this can be done within a couple of hours. Crown in a day!

Why Choose a Same Day Crown

Single-day crowns are preferable for those who just can’t afford to miss multiple days of work for crown fitting appointments. Getting your crown in one day eliminates the need for a temporary prosthesis. If you need an adjustment, you get it done right there before you leave.

One drawback is simply that these crowns are less detailed than those that are handmade in a dental lab. CEREC crowns are beautiful and strong, perfectly suited to your back chewing teeth. When it comes to details in front teeth like translucency, it’s ideal to leave that to the lab.

Is CEREC technology available where you live? Call your dentist for more information.

Posted on behalf of:
Salt Run Family Dentistry
700 Anastasia Blvd
St. Augustine, FL 32080
(904) 824-3540


The Precision of CEREC Crowns

Posted in Crowns

There’s a new way to experience your crown procedure: CEREC. While traditional crowns require 2 or more visits to complete, a CEREC crown can be completed in just one appointment. That means you can save time and trips to the dental office while enjoying several other benefits as well.

CEREC uses digital imaging software to create precise fitting crowns that fit right the very first time. Its virtual scanning technology takes a visual “impression” of your tooth, eliminating the need for a regular dental impression. Then this image is transferred into the CEREC on-site lab machine that creates a customized crown based on virtual data. There is no room for human error and you can trust your CEREC crown with a perfect fit the very first time. You won’t have to worry about sending the crown back to an off site lab and waiting 2 weeks for a replacement. You’ll enjoy from having all of your dental care completed in the very same day!

All of these same-day crowns are made using high-grade resin materials that match your tooth’s natural color. They can be placed anywhere in the mouth, from back teeth that are used for chewing and grinding, to front teeth that show every time you smile. Your dentist can help you determine the exact shade and undertone that looks best on you.

If you’ve wanted to have your dental needs completed but were hesitant due to the time commitment, then same-day CEREC crowns are for people just like you. Sit back and relax while everything is finished in one appointment – enjoy the healthier smile that you know you deserve.

Posted on behalf of:
Envy Smile Dental Spa
1738 East 13th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 891-0606


Cerec Onlays

Posted in Crowns

Onlays are unique restorations that are used to repair teeth where a filling is less than adequate, but there is enough sound enamel that a full coverage crown isn’t needed. Essentially, onlays cover about 3/4 of the tooth’s crown, rebuilding any damaged, fractured, or decayed areas while maximizing healthy tooth structure. Dentists often refer to onlays as “three quarter crowns.”

Traditional lab-fabricated onlays require at least 2 appointments. But, when CEREC technology is used, patients can have their onlays completed in only one visit to the dentist. After the tooth has been prepared, CEREC allows dentists to take a virtual “impression” of the mouth, without needing any messy impression material. This 3D image is electronically transferred into the office’s CEREC machine, which uses a matching resin block to create a customized fitting restoration (such as an onlay or even a crown.) After the fabrication is complete, the onlay is permanently bonded to the prepared tooth, and the patient is free to go!

CEREC makes one day dentisty possible for crowns, onlays, and other dental restorations.  CEREC treatments are great for people with busy lifestyles, and those that want to minimize the number of trips to the dentist. Not only are CEREC restorations just as strong as conventional treatments, they fit better. The precise detail that goes into the computerized manufacturing process eliminates mistakes that can happen during lab fabrication or transporting models.

A CEREC onlay will blend right in with your smile, because of the shade match process. Patient and dentist alike will choose a color together to reflect a restoration that matches the patient’s natural smile.

Don’t put your treatment off until the tooth breaks down even further. An onlay is a minimally invasive way to restore your tooth before you need a crown!

Posted on behalf of Patrick O’Brien DMD, Carolina Comfort Dental


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