CEREC® Same-Day Crowns and Restorations
Ceramic dental crowns, along with inlays and onlays, are designed to reinforce and protect teeth that have been compromised due to damage or decay. With traditional techniques, tooth restoration requires that a mold or digital scan of the treated tooth be sent to a third-party laboratory for the design and creation of the custom restoration. This process can take a matter of weeks and involves a second visit to the dentist’s office for the crown fitting and placement. With CEREC® (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) technology, our cosmetic dentist Jason Keckley, DMD is able to design, manufacture, and attach your custom crown with in the span of a single office visit.
The Benefits of CEREC® Restorations
CEREC® same-day restorations are made to improve the strength of the tooth and the appearance of the patient’s smile. The benefits of CEREC® dental crowns, inlays, and onlays can include:
- Reinforced tooth structure
- Protection from future decay
- Repaired cracks, chips, or areas of decay
- Natural appearance
- Comfortable fit
CEREC® technology uses digital impressions that eliminate the need for physical molds of the teeth, ultimately enhancing patient comfort during the visit and the final results. Each dental restoration is designed to blend perfectly with the surrounding teeth for a beautiful smile. Best of all, the entire procedure can be completed in just one day.
The CEREC® Procedure
During the consultation process, Dr. Keckley will perform an oral exam, discuss your cosmetic goals, and help determine which method of tooth restoration can best meet your needs. If you are a good candidate for a CEREC® same-day dental crown, Dr. Keckley will first prepare the affected tooth to receive the restoration. With CEREC®’s digital scanning technology, a impression of the tooth can be made and then used to design and fabricate the final restoration in our office. Finally, Dr. Keckley can then bond the new restoration to the affected tooth, completing the procedure.
If you are interested in learning more about CEREC® same-day crowns, please contact us today. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Keckley to discover if you are a good candidate for this restorative dentistry technique.