What Is a CEREC Crown?
Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, or, CEREC for short, is a type of tooth restoration that we make right here in the office. CEREC crowns are carved from a solid block of dental ceramic that looks and behaves similarly to your natural enamel. These restorations, which also include inlays, onlays, and veneers, are made with extraordinary accuracy because we do not rely on manual impressions. Instead, we put the fabrication of your restoration into a sophisticated software and milling program.
The accuracy of the CEREC process results in rarely needing adjustments before the restoration is bonded to the tooth. This is because there are far fewer steps involved than in the manufacturing of a traditional crown.
How Long Does It Take A CEREC Restoration to Be Fabricated?
The CEREC process was developed for impressive efficiency. Once we send your digital impressions to the machine, your new restoration is ready in approximately 20 minutes. In very little time, your natural-looking tooth covering is ready for placement. Your entire appointment may take two hours or less, after which you can go about your day with a radiant, healthy smile.
What Are the Benefits of Same-Day Crowns?
When you hear the term “same-day crown,” you expect the benefit of convenience. This is often listed as the primary advantage of the CEREC process. While we cannot downplay this, there are many more benefits that make CEREC an appealing technology.
To create a CEREC crown, we take digital impressions. This is not only more comfortable than standard impressions, especially if you have a strong gag reflex, but it is also more precise. Your impressions are the very foundation of your new restoration, so accuracy is imperative. Using these impressions, we then turn to CAD/CAM software to design a crown that will fit perfectly. The crown is then carved from a block of ceramic in the ideal shade to blend seamlessly into your smile.
The convenience of the CEREC process is advantageous, yes. However, we think that having a well-made crown that looks like a natural tooth and that is made to last for many years is an even bigger benefit.
Is Aesthetic Dentistry of Georgetown the Only Dentist in the Area That Offers CEREC?
CEREC dentistry has become more popular over time, so it can be found at many dental offices. We believe that our practice is a great place for Dentistry Powered by CEREC because our team of dentists has many years of clinical experience in the greater Williamson County, TX. We’ve trained continually to advance our skills with newer dental technologies like CEREC, and we combine our expertise with a great deal of compassion for your smile. We want you to love the results of your treatment with us so, whether we’re creating a CEREC crown, inlay, onlay, or veneer, you can expect us to do so with the utmost care for the best possible outcome.