Getting crowns isn’t normally a fast process. It’s effective and painless, but usually takes more than one trip to the dentist. Between visits to the dentist, you wear temporary acrylic crowns until the permanent ones are completed. While that doesn’t sound so bad, the new process for same day crowns, CEREC, is a revolutionary procedure to consider.
What Are CEREC Same Day Crowns?
CEREC, or Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, is the latest in teeth restoration technology. Instead of waiting two to three weeks for your crowns to be made, CEREC crowns are made by digitally mapping out your teeth with a CAD/CAM machine and then 3D printing out strong, durable crowns that very same visit to the dentist.
The technology for quick dental crowns is a combination of new 3D printing capabilities as well as awesome digital computing effects. Despite being a brand new and effective means for producing same day crowns, only a handful of dental offices have the technology.
Why You Should Get Same Day Crowns
There are plenty of reasons to get same day crowns. You can’t deny its quickness or its effectiveness, but overall, you’ll be glad you chose CEREC.
Accurate Scan for a Better Fit
The CAD/CAM machines scan up to 40% more accurately than the impression molds can give. The problem with impressions is that they can move and usually take a few tries before an accurate and detailed impression appear. A digital scan shows, in detail, what it takes to fit a crown over the allotted area.
CEREC is Strength
The porcelain used to make traditional crowns are formed from a powder liquid mostly by hand. This allows for weak spaces within the porcelain. With CEREC crowns, a machine is regulated, creating a precise and strong crown. The materials used by the machine tend to be stronger by nature.
Your Crown is Saved as a Digital File
The best part about same day crowns being digital is that they are permanently saved in the system. That doesn’t sound so amazing until you break one of your crowns. With traditional crowns, going to the dentist with a broken crown is like going back to square one where you have to take more impressions and wait another two weeks for your new crown. Not with CEREC same day crowns—they’ll be saved and ready for you when you get there.
Every step of the way, you and your dentist have complete control over how your same day crowns come out. If you need to tweak them to accommodate a better, more accurate bite or have to make some sort of custom change to it, it’s very easy to do so.
No Temporary Crowns
Possibly the biggest selling point of same day crowns is the fact you don’t need to wear a temporary crown. A temporary is a very necessary step in getting crowns, and while they’re not necessarily uncomfortable or painful in any way, it’s just much nicer get your permanent ones right away. Temporaries have been known to break relatively easily, and permanent crowns (especially CEREC) tend to last a long time.
Where to Get CEREC Same Day Crowns
Stay up to date with the highest quality and most effective modern solutions for dentistry. That’s why Balle and Associates has adopted CEREC same day crowns. If you’re in need of crowns, consider the convenience and power of CEREC and see what we can do for you.