The Benefits of CEREC
By Ann R. Sielicki, DDS on October 23, 2018
It used to be that individuals in need of a dental crown, bridge or implant had to wait several weeks for their permanent restoration to be created and placed. But thanks to the innovative CEREC system, patients can go home with a beautiful and fully functional dental restoration after a single appointment. CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, uses digital imaging technology to create a detailed image of a patient’s tooth, which is then used to fabricate a permanent dental restoration in a dentist’s office in a matter of minutes. CEREC has helped countless patients achieve brighter and healthier smiles faster and more conveniently than ever before.
Here, Sonoran Dental Design discusses some of the benefits you can expect with CEREC.
CEREC eliminates the need for multiple dental visits to get your dental crown. Traditional dental crowns require at least two appointments. During the first, impressions of your tooth are made and sent to an off-site dental laboratory where your permanent restoration will be created. Once the restoration is ready (it usually takes at least two weeks to create traditional dental crowns) you will return to the dentist’s office so your permanent restoration can be placed.
Thanks to the precision of the CEREC system, your dentist can capture your tooth and mouth’s unique measurements to create and place the final restoration in one appointment!
Since CEREC designs and creates your permanent restoration in a single appointment, it eliminates the need for temporary restorations. Some patients complain that temporary restorations are ill-fitting, which in turn can make eating and speaking uncomfortable or difficult. On the other hand, CEREC uses advanced digital imaging to capture your tooth and mouth’s unique specifications to guide the precise placement of your crown, ensuring optimal fit and function.
Dental restorations created with the CEREC system are created to match your natural tooth color. In addition, CEREC captures the precise measurements of the surrounding teeth to create a permanent restoration that blends in seamlessly.
CEREC crowns are crafted using strong, durable materials. Once the CEREC system analyzes the measurements and unique specifications of your tooth, it will mill your permanent restoration from a thick and durable block of porcelain that is able to withstand wear and tear. With good oral hygiene and proper care, your restoration can last for many years.
To learn more about same day dental crowns with CEREC, please schedule a consultation with Sonoran Dental Design. Contact our Scottsdale office to speak to a member of our team today.
“Dr. Sielicki and her staff are professional and I immediately felt comfortable. My teeth look fantastic. I could not be more pleased with the outcome.” Emily