Broken or damaged teeth often require a crown, a porcelain dental restoration which fits over the tooth to protect it and ensure that it does not take any further damage. However, dental crowns often require significant wait and shipping times since a dental laboratory designs and create the crown itself. Thanks to state-of-the-art dental technology, you can now prepare for, be fitted for, and receive your permanent dental crown all on the same day right in your dentist’s office with CEREC same-day crowns. Find out more about CEREC crowns and what they can do for you with Dr. John Chan at Greer Dental Care in Turlock, CA.
What is CEREC?
The CEREC same-day crowns system allows your dentist to completely eliminate the laboratory step from your dental restoration’s process. This step, which used to take about two weeks and require cumbersome impressions of the mouth and shipping costs, now occurs in the comfort of your dentist’s office in just about an hour. The CEREC system itself consists of a wand which takes a 3D model of the mouth, a computer CAD/CAM program which your dentist uses to design the crown, and the CEREC machine itself which cuts the crown from a block of ceramic using a laser.
What makes CEREC stand out from traditional dental crowns?
The most obvious benefit of CEREC crowns is the speed with which your dentist can design, create, and place them. No more waiting around for a dental laboratory to send your completed restoration back to your dentist’s office. Now, you can make a single appointment for your crown. The visit will include the preparation of the tooth to receive the crown, the design and creation of the crown itself, and fitting and placing the crown permanently on the tooth. In addition to its convenience, CEREC also saves you money, eliminating the fees associated with using a separate laboratory and saving you a day off from work or school. CEREC uses only the highest-quality materials, ensuring that you receive a strong, beautiful restoration which fits seamlessly into your smile.
CEREC Same-Day Crowns in Turlock, CA
For more information on CEREC crowns, please contact Dr. Chan at Greer Dental Care in Turlock, CA. Call (209) 667-2216 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Chan today!