CEREC Same Day Crowns
If you need a dental crown but are hesitant to spend weeks waiting for your restoration, we have good news for you. CEREC technology dramatically improves the process for dental crowns in Lacey. Forget the days when you needed two appointments with a temporary crown in between. To repair a damaged or severely decayed tooth, same-day dentistry is possible from your doctor at Peterson & Cammack!
When Dental Crowns Are Necessary
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped covering that fits directly over a damaged tooth. Sometimes called a cap, it completely surrounds the affected tooth down to the gum line. Dental crowns that are made from natural-looking ceramic blend flawlessly with the surrounding tooth enamel, making them a suitable solution for teeth in the front of the smile, too.
Some of the most frequent applications of a dental crown include…
- Restoring a tooth after significant decay
- Holding together parts of a broken tooth
- Restoring strength to a weak or worn tooth
- Making cosmetic improvements
- As the final step in root canal
- For sturdy tooth replacement
Traditionally, the process for a dental crown requires two visits to the dentist with a week or two of waiting in between. The permanent crown is manufactured in the meantime -- and a temporary crown covers the affected tooth. Unfortunately, the temporary crown may break easily, requiring yet another visit to the dentist. CEREC offers a better alternative.
CEREC Improves the Process for Dental Crowns
CEREC (chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics) significantly reduces the time it takes to create your dental crown. In just one visit, your doctor can efficiently prepare for, manufacture, and place your restoration, all from the comfort of Peterson & Cammack’s state-of-the-art office.
CEREC uses digital impressions to recreate a 3D image of your oral anatomy. After your doctor has removed any decay and reshaped your tooth enamel in preparation for its crown, the images are captured. Digital impressions are far more comfortable than the traditional method, which may be all but intolerable for patients with sensitive gag reflexes.
Once we have a digital model of your tooth and its surrounding structures, your doctor sketches a model of the dental crown and feeds this information into the CEREC milling machine. Then, in less than half an hour, your dental crown is manufactured from a single block of porcelain.
The benefits of CEREC same-day dentistry are significant. Some of the most apparent include…
- Save time, vacation, and sick days by getting your crown in just one visit to the dentist.
- Digital impressions are far more comfortable than the traditional method.
- Highly accurate digital imagery improves the planning process for better results overall.
- Porcelain crowns blend beautifully with the surrounding tooth enamel.
Patients who need a dental crown are typically good candidates for CEREC same-day dentistry.
Schedule an Appointment Today
Don’t delay your necessary dental work because you don’t want to spend two weeks waiting for a dental crown. Same-day dentistry with CEREC in Lacey is an excellent option. Contact us to schedule an appointment for a one visit crown today!