CEREC® Same Day Crowns
For your convenience, we are proud to offer you crown restorations in just one single visit. Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic (CEREC®) has revolutionized modern dental care. Traditionally, if crowns, onlays, inlays or dental veneers were required to restore damaged teeth, you would have to endure multiple procedures, temporary materials, and a great deal of waiting time in-between. Now, with CEREC®, we can create your ceramic restoration in just one visit.
CEREC® is comprised of several computer-assisted design (CAD) tools and a milling machine that creates custom ceramic restorative devices. CEREC can make almost any ceramic restoration to order, meaning the dentist can place it immediately. This is of great benefit to nervous patients, and it can also reduce the cost of treatment.
What Are The Benefits Of CEREC®?
CEREC® can benefit almost anyone needing a ceramic restoration. Exceptions may include patients who have a prior history of breaking ceramic devices and those with a deep bite. Recent research indicates that most CEREC®-created Crown and Bridge restorations last for more than 10 years.
Here are some other advantages associated with CEREC®:
- No temporary restorations High-quality ceramic products
- Minimal invasiveness
- Less injections and discomfort
- Fewer dental visits
- Cost effectiveness
- More natural tooth is saved
- Long lasting restorations
- Biocompatible solutions
What Is The CEREC®Process?
Milling is Complete
The first step is to remove any decay and to prepare the tooth. Next, the CEREC® Omnicam allows us to take a coating-free scan of the natural tooth substance and gingiva. This saves us an extra work step, reduces the learning curve and makes impression-taking more pleasant and time-saving than ever before.
The image is then transposed onto the computer screen. Here your dentist is able to view the tooth from every angle and design the final restoration. When the design is complete, it is transmitted to the milling unit. The dentist chooses a block of ceramic that matches the color of the teeth which helps to ensure that the restoration will be almost invisible.
In about 15 minutes, the full crown, onlay, overlay, veneer or bridge has been milled and is complete. The restoration is made of compressed porcelain, rather than laboratory-layered porcelain. This enhances strength and durability.
Before affixing the restoration to the tooth, your dentist will place it dry to ensure it fits perfectly. It is then polished and affixed to the tooth with dental cement. The procedure is now complete, and all without the need for a second visit! The quality of the results is the same as the laboratory-generated restoration, but a great deal of time and effort has been saved.
We’d Love To Be Your Family’s Home For CEREC® Restorations in Isanti County!
Our friendly and professional team is eager to serve you. We offer convenient scheduling to cater to busy families like yours.