Do you need to restore your teeth with crowns? We know this was once a frustratingly long process—it used to take days or even weeks to receive your device. That’s why we, at Metro Square Dental Associates, are proud to offer the innovative CEREC same-day crowns system. This cutting-edge technology allows us to create custom-made ceramic dental restorations right in front of you!
The process of creating your crowns with the CEREC system is actually quite simple. Your dentist will prepare your tooth for the device and then take digital photographs to measure your tooth. Next, our CEREC software will use this image to create a three-dimensional model of your mouth. Then, your dentist will design your new dental restoration right on the computer and send it off to our in-office milling unit to create the device!
This innovative system benefits our patients in a number of ways. Here are just a few of the reasons why our patients love the CEREC same-day crowns technology.
1. You can save time and vacation days.
Before the CEREC system, restorative procedures like crowns used to require a handful of appointments. Now, we can take digital impressions of your teeth, craft the device, and cement them directly onto your teeth in just a couple of hours. With an in-office milling machine to create your crowns, you don’t need to wait for your device to be made in a lab. This saves you from having to make multiple trips to our office and allows you to restore your smile almost instantly.
2. Avoid the discomfort of taking impressions of your teeth.
The traditional method of taking impressions of your teeth used to be quite uncomfortable, as the trays of putty required to make a mold can often cause a gagging effect. Now, with computer-aided design technology, we can create a virtual mold of your teeth using just a simple photograph. From this digital impression, the CEREC system can design a ceramic mold for your crown quickly and easily.
3. You can enjoy long-lasting results.
Crowns can be made from a variety of materials, but the CEREC system carves your devices out of a block of ceramic. Ceramic is proven to be more durable than other ingredients, so you can rest assured that your crowns will be long-lasting.
4. There’s no need for temporary devices.
Often when restorative procedures require multiple days to complete, your dentist will need to apply a temporary device to protect your teeth. This can add time and discomfort to the overall process of restoring your teeth. Luckily, with same-day crowns, you can skip these frustrating steps and jump right to having your final, custom-made device right away.
5. You’ll have a more hands-on experience.
We are happy to place more power at the hands of our patients when it comes to their smile. Now, your dentist can design your device right at your chair side. This gives you more of a say in deciding the ideal appearance of your device—so you can make sure you love your new smile!
Would you like to see the CEREC same-day crowns system in action? Contact Metro Square Dental today to schedule your appointment.