Do you need a dental crown?
Chances are, you’ve heard of CEREC crowns or same-day crowns.
These unique crowns have been praised for a number of reasons, including their convenience.
But something you may be wondering is if they truly only take a day to be completed.
In this blog, you’ll find that answer and much more.
Let’s dive in!
How long does a one-day crown procedure take?
Creating and place a CEREC same-day crown only takes one visit.
It’s generated and placed by your dentist.
The full process takes approximately 60-90 minutes.
There’s no need to wait for multiple weeks for a dental lab to craft your permanent crown.
You won’t have to wear a temporary crown.
But how exactly is this all possible?
How does CEREC work?
The secret is chairside CAD/CAM dental technology… This text opens a new tab to the Colgate website….
What is CAD/CAM dental technology?
A dental CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) system is made up of three different systems that function as a single system.
- The digital impression system
- 3D dental design software
- Chairside milling machine
What is the process to get a CEREC Crown?
The procedure is completed in four easy steps:
Step 1: Evaluation
First, your dentist will take a comprehensive oral exam to evaluate the condition of your teeth and gums to:
- Determine if a crown is right for you
- See if you require additional dental work
They’ll discuss the treatment plan and the benefits with you before moving forward.
Step 2: Preparation
When you’ve agreed to begin the procedure, your dentist will apply a local anesthetic to ensure you’re comfortable.
Then they’ll prepare your tooth by gently removing the damaged or decayed portion of your tooth.
CEREC technology helps preserve more of your healthy tooth structure than a traditional crown would.
With traditional crowns, dentists typically have to use goopy teeth molds to take impressions of your teeth.
But that’s not the case with CEREC same-day crowns.
Your dentist will use an intraoral camera to capture digital scans of your teeth and gingival tissue to generate a 3D digital model.
Digital impressions allow them to take impressions efficiently and generate precise results.
In a matter of minutes, your scans will be ready to be sent to the milling unit.
Step 3: Creation
A milling unit will sculpt your dental crown from a block of high-quality ceramic.
The ceramic color is custom-matched to your natural tooth color.
And the milling unit will shape the crown so it’ll blend seamlessly with your smile.
Step 4: Placement
Once your crown has been generated, your dentist will place it on the affected tooth.
They’ll ensure that it looks and feels comfortable.
When you’re both satisfied, they’ll give it a final polish and bond it securely in place.
Are you near Savannah, GA, and need a CEREC crown?
Our team at Smile Designs by Dr. Karen Cooper would be happy to meet you!
Dr. Karen Cooper combines her love of helping others and years of experience to give you outstanding results.
She’ll partner with you to ensure you’re pleased with your beautiful smile restoration.
Schedule a consultation for a CEREC crown today!
Smile Designs by Dr. Karen Cooper is located in Savannah, GA, and is proud to serve surrounding communities, including Richmond Hill, Montgomery, Fleming, and Midway, GA.