Dental crowns are restorations that cover the entire tooth and keep it from failing. In other cases, they are also used to change the shape and size of a tooth, treat badly discolored teeth and also to bring about an aesthetic makeover. However, the process of getting a crown is easier said than done.
The dentist would start off with a diagnosis, take multiple scans and x-rays of the teeth, send over the data to a dental laboratory for fabricating it, fit your tooth with a temporary crown (which is usually ill-fitting), wait for a couple of weeks for the crown to be finished, and then, get it bonded to the tooth during a second or third appointment. All this seems pretty hectic, doesn’t it?
We have the perfect solution to this: Same day CEREC crowns!
What are CEREC crowns?
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration Esthetic Ceramic, or in simple words, Ceramic Restoration. CEREC crowns are so perfect and can be fabricated so quickly that they are technologically miles ahead of conventional crowns. Believe it or not, the entire process of diagnosing you, fabricating the crown and bonding it to the tooth can be completed in a single visit to our practice.
How is the procedure carried out?
The CEREC technology of fabricating crowns involves the use of technologically advanced equipment. The process of scanning the teeth is done using a hand-held scanner. It is so simple, easy, and swift that scanning the teeth of both the jaws and aligning them would take less than a minute. The data obtained from the scanner will be input to the milling machine that mills out the crown from a piece of dental-grade ceramic. It is done with such high precision that it requires no manual adjustments and would look exactly like a natural tooth once bonded.
You can wait for a few minutes browsing through your phone or grabbing a quick bite while the crown gets fabricated. Once done, the dentist would use dental adhesives to permanently bond the crown to the crown. A curing light will be used to harden it. You can visit us sometime in the morning, get your crown done by afternoon and be back home and have dinner by evening. It’s as convenient as that!
Why should you choose CEREC crowns?
- CEREC crowns are, by far, the quickest dental restorations as the chair time involved is minimal. They can be finished in a matter of a few hours and bonded to the teeth. This makes it especially helpful to people running on tight schedules.
- The technology backing CEREC is an advanced one. The process of scanning the teeth is so quick and efficient that the teeth will be mapped out with utmost precision. Factors such as spacing available for the restoration, cracks or chipping of the teeth, wear, cavities, infections, etc. can be determined easily.
- The crowns fabricated by this process are of excellent quality. They offer excellent properties such as durability, longevity, and resistance to staining.
Call us at (843) 569-8795 or schedule an online appointment with Dr. Richard Rutecki to get the best CEREC crowns in Goose Creek, SC.