In the past, repairing broken or weakened teeth with a dental crown took a while. You’d need to visit your dentist at least twice, have messy impressions taken, and spend a week or more with a temporary restoration. Thankfully, this arduous process is now a thing of the past! At Tylan Creek Family Dentistry, we can repair your smile in a flash with CEREC same-day crowns. We’re proud to use state-of-the-art technology like the innovative CEREC restoration system for fast, comfortable, and high-quality dental care. If you have a tooth that needs to be repaired, don’t hesitate to give us a call and schedule your next appointment!
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic. Simply put, this system allows us to design restorations right here in our office, then craft them out of a single piece of dental ceramic with our in-house milling machine. Since the whole process takes place in our practice, you can have your dental crown placed in a single appointment!
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that’s precisely designed to fit snugly over the top of a tooth. Since it encapsulates the entire portion above the gumline, we can completely transform its appearance and restore its function. This common restoration is often used to address teeth that are:
Essentially, the CEREC dental restoration process is just like traditional crowns, bridges, inlays, or onlays, but instead of requiring two visits to our dental office, the entire process is completed in just one appointment. We’ll start by numbing the area and preparing your tooth to make room for your dental crown. Next, we’ll use the state-of-the-art CEREC digital bite impression device to capture a detailed representation of your teeth without any messy putty. These impressions are immediately sent to our chairside computer monitors where we’ll design your custom dental crown.
Once your custom dental crown design is finalized, it’s sent to our in-office milling unit. This machine will precisely carve your restoration out of a block of high-quality dental ceramic. In the meantime, you’re welcome to relax and enjoy your favorite tv show, listen to music, or read a book. After about an hour, your crown will be finished and we’ll take a few minutes to place it, no temporary crown or weeks of waiting required! You’ll be ready to walk out of our office and enjoy your newly repaired smile in just a single day.
CEREC same-day dental crowns offer a wide variety of unique advantages, including: