April 19, 2016
So you need a dental crown — and we’ve got some excellent news for you. CEREC in Lincoln is the technology that makes the restoration process faster (and better!) than ever before. In fact, with CEREC, you can get a better-fitting dental crown in just one visit to Pioneer Greens Dentistry. Keep reading to learn more from the team you trust with your smile!
CEREC: Improved Efficiency, Better Results
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, and it’s a method of dentistry that uses CAD/CAM technology to allow us to prepare for, create and place your dental crown in just one appointment. But its benefits aren’t just about efficiency — by improving our accuracy, CEREC actually gives you a better crown overall.
To understand how the technology improves the process for a dental crown, let’s take a closer look at how this restoration works. A dental crown a thin, tooth-shaped covering that fits directly over a broken, damaged, severely decayed or otherwise weakened tooth. The restoration stabilizes the tooth and prevents further damage, giving you back your ability to use the tooth as normal — free from pain or stress.
Traditionally, the process for a dental crown has taken two visits to the dentist’s office. The first was for preparing the tooth and gathering information for the creation of the crown. Then, over a period of one to two weeks, the device was created in a separate lab — and in a separate appointment, the patient returned to the dentist for the final fitting.
CEREC changes the way we prepare for and create your crown, allowing the entire process to be performed under one roof at Pioneer Greens Dentistry.
How CEREC Works
To fit you with your one-visit crown, Dr. Chris or Dr. Claire will take a 3D image of your mouth and load it into the milling machine. Your strong, beautiful restoration will then be created out of a single block of ceramic or porcelain. In a little less than an hour, your new crown is ready for final placement.
The benefits of CEREC are numerous. Some include:
- 3D imaging eliminates the need for messy, bad-tasting impressions.
- Digital images are more accurate, which results in a better fit overall.
- No need to wear a temporary device while you wait for your crown to be created.
- With the entire treatment performed in the same office, there’s no risk for miscommunication between the lab and your dentist.
Which of these advantages of CEREC one-visit crowns would you enjoy most? We love helping patients regain their healthy smiles with excellent restorative dentistry. If you’d like to get started on your same day restoration, please don’t wait to get in touch Pioneer Greens Dentistry. Request your appointment today!
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