Experience the Convenience of CEREC
One of the greatest conveniences you will find at Sonoran Dental Design is the ability to receive a permanent dental crown in one easy visit. Traditionally, when you needed a dental crown, you had to bite down on gooey impression material, and then wear a temporary crown for weeks while your permanent crown was fabricated. Those days are over with the advanced CEREC® technology we offer at our dental practice in Scottsdale, AZ.
CEREC®, which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, is a computerized system that uses 3-D photography and an onsite milling unit to create high quality full or partial dental crowns while you wait. To learn more about CEREC®, and take advantage of our same-day crown technology, contact us today.
The Same-day Crown Procedure
The procedure for placing a same-day crown using CEREC® technology is quick and easy. First, an oral exam will be performed by Dr. Ann Sielicki to determine your treatment plan. Once the treatment plan is finalized and the extent of work is determined, we will numb the treatment area and clean the tooth, removing all decay and debris.
Next, using the CEREC® machine, CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer aided manufacturing) technology will take digital impressions of your tooth. This method is clean and precise, especially when compared to the sticky dental putty and trays traditionally used. We create a virtual restoration with these images, that can be refined through the CEREC® software.
The final designs are digitally sent to our onsite milling unit, which fabricates the restoration while you wait. The restoration is created from a block of tooth-colored porcelain, which is 100% metal-free, and will have a translucent appearance, closely matching your other teeth.
After your restoration is finished and inspected, we will place it on your tooth and make sure that it fits. Once it is determined that it fits properly, your crown will be permanently bonded to the tooth. The entire process is typically completed within a matter of hours, all in the convenience of one office and only one visit.
At Sonoran Dental Design, we place a strong emphasis on advanced technology. These advanced methods help make dental procedures more comfortable, precise, and efficient for our patients. And by using the most recent developments in dentistry, we can provide superior general, restorative, and cosmetic dental care. CEREC® is an incredible part of our technology suite because it offers:
- Instant impressions
- The highest level of precision
- A restoration that is closely matched to your other teeth
- No need to return for a second visit
- No gooey impression material or dental trays
- High quality materials, that restore both function and beauty to your teeth
- A convenient solution to temporary crowns
- A conservative treatment, preserving the healthy part of your tooth
Contact Us Today
We provide an educational, patient-centered approach at Sonoran Dental Design, that helps you maintain your healthiest, most attractive smile. For your tooth restoration needs, schedule your appointment today, and take advantage of our convenient CEREC® technology.
“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