Experiencing oral pain and sensitivity because of a damaged tooth? If your smile is in a world of hurt, you don’t have to wait for weeks to stop the pain. With CEREC dental crowns, the doctors at Triad Dentistry can restore your damaged tooth in one day. This means if you damage your tooth in the morning, you will have a new, pain-free smile by supper.
If you have ever worn a traditional crown, you know it was some work reviving your smile—it took several appointments over weeks to receive your crown. After the initial consultation, the dentist files down your tooth to create space for your crown. Next, your dentist takes your bite impressions while you bite into a mouthful of putty dental material. Then, the dentist creates models sent to an off-site dental lab to fabricate your crowns. For about 2-3 weeks, you will wear a temporal crown while waiting for your permanent crown.
After weeks of waiting, your crown will be ready for final fitment. However, should significant adjustments be needed for your crown, you will have to wait a little bit longer to restore your smile. While traditional crowns work, they can be time-consuming—something that doesn’t go well with patients with time constraints.
CEREC crowns are fabricated in such a way that they eliminate potential flaws inherent in traditional crowns. Instead of gooey impressions, we use super-accurate scanners to take thousands of images of your mouth. These images are fed into the CAD/CAM technology to model your crown.
When it comes to fabricating, we eliminate human error by using a CEREC milling machine that cuts out the exact replica of your crown as per your dentition specifications. By the way, this machine is found right here in our office, which saves time consumed on sending models to an off-site dental lab.
With CEREC crowns, preparation and installation happen in a single appointment—all while you are comfortably seated in our dental clinic, catching up with your emails, scrolling through your social media feed, or taking a nap. Isn’t this the true definition of convenience?
Well, the apparent advantage of CEREC crowns is convenience. Single-visit dental crowns mean you don’t need to make several appointments with your dentist—all the magic happens in one day, saving you time and money. However, that’s not the only reason to opt for same-day crowns. The other benefits of CEREC crowns include: