While regular dental visits and good home oral hygiene are the foundation of your natural teeth, there are times you might need a dental crown. A crown is a cap that surrounds a damaged tooth for long-term protection and preservation. The benefits are durability, custom-fit, and a crown's resemblance to your natural tooth. But conventional crowns have one big drawback: they need to be manufactured in a lab, so at least two appointments with your dentist are required, sometimes with weeks between visits. In these cases, your dentist will install a temporary crown, which can be a pain. Temporary crowns may fit poorly, often becoming dislodged.
CEREC Same-Day Crowns – A High-Tech Solution
At Norfolk County Dental Care, technology has come to the rescue with the cutting-edge CEREC system. This solution takes the lab out of the equation by allowing your dentist to fabricate your crown in the office on the same day.
How Does CEREC Work?
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, or in a simpler form, Ceramic Reconsruction. Dentists using this system are at the very forefront of dental progress. At our Norfolk dental office, Dr. Xi Sun, DMD or one of her colleagues will make a 3-D scan of your tooth and then use software to design your new crown. Then, that design will be milled in-office to create a custom, one-piece restoration composed of durable ceramic. The fabrication process is remarkably quick – your new crown can be built in between four and twenty minutes!
The Many Advantages of CEREC Crowns
- Convenience – CEREC crowns are complete in just one sitting.
- Fit – Conventional crowns are made from impressions your dentists create using dental putty. A digital scan is inevitably more accurate.
- Permanence – Your CEREC crown is made from the same material as a lab-created crown and will last just as long.
- Consistency – Your crown is built in the office, and Dr. Sun can evaluate its quality on the spot. No lab errors can delay the installation of your permanent restoration.
- Look – CEREC same-day crowns are indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
- Cost – Many patients are surprised that CEREC crowns are as affordable as conventional crowns and may even save money through the avoided second appointment.
Contact Us for Same Day Dental Crowns in Norfolk, MA!
We all have busy lives, which sometimes interfere with our dental care. But if you need a crown, then time is against you. Crowns save teeth, and CEREC same-day crowns save both teeth and time. Dr. Sun and her caring staff are here to answer your questions and allay your concerns. Give us a call today at (508) 528-6510 to schedule a consultation.