At Blossom Dental Wellness in the Sacramento area, California, we use the innovative CEREC technology to provide same-day crowns. As the name suggests, the CEREC system produces high-quality porcelain crowns in just one appointment, allowing us to give our patients natural-looking crowns quickly and effectively.
The CEREC machine creates crowns that are aesthetically pleasing and remarkably strong and durable, and patients can have a solid solution for their teeth.
What Are CEREC Same-Day Crowns?
The Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic or CEREC system designs and generates porcelain crowns in just one appointment. Generally, the traditional crown process takes more than two visits to complete and the patient is required to wear a temporary crown that may be uncomfortable. The CEREC machine provides patients with their needed crowns faster and with fewer injections, and drilling, all the while preserving more of the natural structure of your teeth.
What Is the Process for CEREC Same-Day Crowns?
Dr. Novan Nguyen will begin the procedure by preparing the tooth in the same manner as that for a traditional crown. Next, we will capture a digital impression of the tooth using an intraoral camera. The CEREC software then merges these images into a single, three-dimensional digital image of your teeth and gums.
Next, we use digital technology to create your new restoration, and you can even watch us do it on a Chairside screen. This will allow you to actively participate in your treatment, as we are happy to answer questions and address any concerns. Once the newly designed tooth is perfected, the data is sent to the CEREC machine, to create the tooth precisely to their specifications. The process of fabricating the crown takes as little as a few minutes. The final step is securing the crown to finish the procedure, ensuring that the crown matches the surrounding teeth.
What Major Benefits Do CEREC Same-Day Crowns Provide?
The major benefit of a same-day crown process is time and comfort. The whole procedure can be accomplished in one scheduled visit. Same-day crown procedures do not require temporary crowns. The CEREC machine gives you more control of how the final crown will look and fit. Another benefit of the CEREC system is that the material used for the crown is more robust, and hence they last longer. With proper care, a CEREC crown may have to be replaced less often.
If you would like to learn more about same-day dental crowns, our team at Blossom Dental Wellness, Sacramento, California, is here to help. Call 916-422-3991 to schedule your consultation appointment today!