October 4, 2018
Dental crowns are one of the most common restorations provided by dentists. Millions of dental crowns are placed every year, but many of these crowns are still made in offsite dental labs. Thanks to evolving technology within the world of dentistry, those who need a dental crown don’t necessarily have to settle for a second appointment (and additional time in the dental chair) if they don’t want to.
So, how does a dentist in Richardson make this happen? What benefits can you expect from CEREC same-day crowns? Keep reading to learn the answer!
What is CEREC?
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. CEREC milling machines use computer-assisted tools for the design and manufacturing of restorations. When we talk about CEREC, we’re specifically talking about the CAD/CAM software used by these highly advanced milling machines that create custom-made crowns.
CEREC technology has been around for decades. As a result, it’s become one of the most researched technologies in dentistry. Thanks to its reliable track record, more and more dentists are including it in their offices to improve the dental care experience for their patients.
How Does CEREC Work?
The same work that’s performed in a laboratory is brought right into the dental office. Dentists start with a single block of dental ceramic and highly detailed images (essentially a digital impression) of your prepared tooth. After capturing these images, the dentist can use them as a model for designing and manufacturing your crown.
Is CEREC Faster?
If your new crown is made via the CEREC milling machine, it likely won’t be necessary for you to schedule a follow-up appointment. In about 45 minutes to an hour, your crown will be created and wearable the same day as your appointment. For many, this provides a level of convenience uncommon among dental practices.
Are the Crowns High-Quality?
Not only do you save time scheduling another appointment, but you also don’t have to sacrifice quality just to make your dental crown. Even though the fabrication of your crown is mostly performed through computer software, it doesn’t mean the dentists won’t be able to make adjustments themselves.
If your crown doesn’t fit properly, the dentist will know and make all necessary modifications before you leave. After all, an uneven or ill-fitting crown carries many implications for your oral health, so it’s crucial that the crown fits just right. Furthermore, CEREC crowns use the same durable ceramics as dental labs, so your crown should last as long as it would if it was made in a lab.
Do you need a dental crown placed but don’t want to wait? Schedule an appointment with a dentist today and experience the benefits CEREC has to offer!
About the Practice
McDougal and Richards Dentistry offers high-quality crowns via the CEREC milling system, but their expertise doesn’t stop there. They also hire an in-house lab technician and ceramist for restorations that require a bit more time and effort to complete. Doing so allows them to provide savings and convenience back to the patient, without sacrificing quality. To learn more about the practice, you can contact the dentists via their website.
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