Dental crowns are an important part of modern restorative dentistry, and have been for longer than many other treatments. The main reason is because of their ability to fully restore teeth that have been significantly damaged or compromised, or in some cases, exhibit serious cosmetic blemishes. Today, however, dental crowns have grown even more popular thanks to the help of CEREC technology, which significantly streamlines the process of designing and placing dental crowns. Rather than waiting for weeks as your crown is crafted before it can be placed, CEREC technology allows us to fully restore your tooth in just a single day.
What is a CEREC same-day crown?
CEREC, or chairside economic restoration of esthetic ceramics, is an advanced system that utilizes CAD/CAM technology to digitally design and craft your porcelain dental crown all within our dental office. The digital imaging and measurement technology takes highly precise measurements of every dimension of your tooth and dental ridges, then uses these to design a custom dental crown that fits optimally over the tooth. Then, the digital model of the crown is sent to an on-site milling machine, which crafts the crown according to the digital measurements.
What CEREC dental crowns can fix
While CEREC vastly simplifies the creation and placement of your dental crown, it doesn’t take away from the restorative capabilities of your custom restoration. Some of the most common reasons for needing a dental crown, and for benefiting from receiving one in just a single visit, include:
- Fixing a fractured or broken tooth
- Fortifying a tooth after root canal treatment
- Improving the appearance of a blemished tooth
- Replacing a tooth that’s been lost or extracted (with a dental implant)
- And more
Because a dental crown is meant to help your tooth regain its health, structural integrity, and healthy appearance, receiving your restoration in less time can also help improve the outcome of your restorative treatment.
The advantages of same-day tooth restoration
The ability to receive a highly lifelike and durable dental crown in just one visit to your dentist’s office can make restoring your smile more convenient in several different ways. For example, in addition to enjoying your newly restored smile faster, you can also avoid having to take more time off from work or school to schedule subsequent dental visits to have your crown placed. Also, if your tooth has been significantly damaged, then restoring it faster can reduce the risks of it experiencing even more damage by the time your dental crown is placed.
Restore your tooth in one day with CEREC
CEREC dental crowns can be designed, crafted, and bonded permanently to your tooth on-site, allow us to fully restore your smile in just one day. To learn more, schedule an appointment or initial consultation by calling Advanced Dental Concepts in Auburn Hills, MI, today at (248) 852-1820.