Most damaged teeth don’t need to be extracted. A same-day CEREC crown from the Atlanta Center of Cosmetic Dentistry can save your tooth in a single visit. What should you know about CEREC crowns?
- CEREC Crowns Use CAD/CAM Technology
CEREC same-day crowns use computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology. A model of your mouth and teeth is uploaded to a computer, and the images are transferred to a milling machine that uses a small ceramic block to make your crown.
- It Only Takes One Visit
The process of receiving a traditional lab-made crown includes several steps:
- Impressions of your mouth and teeth are taken.
- Impressions and instructions are sent to a dental lab.
- A lab tech makes the crown, and it takes about two weeks.
- During this time, you would wear a temporary crown.
Many people prefer not to wear a temporary crown. Or they might have busy lives and have difficulty returning for a second visit to have the crown placed.
But CEREC a crown is different. You won’t need a temporary crown or a second visit because, at the Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, the crown milling machine is in our dental office. The restoration can usually be made in less than an hour.
- Similar Cost and Longevity as Lab-Made Crowns
People often worry about the longevity and cost of in-office restorations, but they are actually just as durable and last as long as lab-made crowns. Also, dental codes don’t change based on where the restorations are made, so the costs are the same.
- Not Ideal for Every Situation
Certain conditions can prevent in-office restorations from being a good solution. Some of them include:
- Your bite (the way your upper and lower teeth fit together)
- The position of your teeth
- Your oral health habits
- Certain health issues
Also, you may get more aesthetic results on front teeth by choosing a lab-made porcelain crown.
Schedule a CEREC Crowns Consultation
For the best results, choose a skilled cosmetic dentist who is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Contact us to schedule a consultation with AACD fellow Dr. Debra Gray King. You can rest assured that your new crown will be flawless in both form and function.