Get a Crown in One Day
When patients need custom, metal-free dental restorations, the wait between appointments can feel like a lifetime. Thankfully, our doctors and specialists at Dental Innovations have invested in a state-of-the-art alternative to this traditional process – CEREC in Montgomeryville.
The CEREC Process
CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) begins with the preparation of the affected tooth or teeth and the capturing of digital impressions; these will be used by our team with the help of computer-aided design software to design the ideal restoration for your unique smile. Then, this information is transferred to our in-office manufacturing unit for its creation. After polishing the finished product and making any final alterations, we’ll cement the restoration securely in place within your smile, ensuring a lifelike fit that feels great. That’s all there is to it – patients will be able to leave the same day with a corrected smile and a newfound sense of confidence.
Benefits of CEREC Compared to Traditional Crowns
CEREC crowns come with a whole host of advantages over traditional crowns, including:
- CEREC crowns and other restorations are metal-free, which makes them more aesthetically pleasing, biocompatible, and comfortable for patients.
- There’s no need for physical impressions with CEREC; the whole process is handled with digital software for a smoother and less “goopy” experience.
- Because the process is complete in just one appointment, patients from Montgomery County, PA and surrounding areas won’t have to worry about wearing a temporary restoration in the space between visits. You also don’t have to take time out of your busy schedule to book two separate appointments with us.
Who Is a Good Candidate for CEREC Crowns?
Essentially, you’re an excellent candidate for CEREC crowns if you have some kind of damage to your teeth. The following are reasons why we recommend getting CEREC in Montgomeryville:
- Worn down tooth
- A tooth with extensive dental work that can no longer hold a filling
- Advanced tooth decay
- Chipped or cracked tooth
- Discolored tooth
If any of the above sound familiar to you, you might be perfect for a CEREC same-day crown. For more information, or to schedule a consultation for a CEREC crown, don’t hesitate to contact our Montgomeryville, PA office.
Teeth can be damaged in many different ways, but that doesn’t mean you should have to settle for traditional solutions. Modern technology has the potential to make many aspects of your dental care easier, and that’s exactly what we intend to achieve with CEREC-made dental crowns. We understand if you are hesitant because you’re only hearing about this treatment for the first time. That’s why we encourage you to ask us any questions you may have. In fact, some of them may even be mentioned below! If not, feel free to call us directly.
How long do CEREC crowns last?
On average, you can expect a CEREC-made crown to last as long as a traditionally-made crown, which is anywhere between 5 and 15 years. The main reason there is such a large gap in longevity is that its life can really fluctuate depending on how well you practice at-home oral care and how consistent your dental exams and cleanings are. Just like with any other dental crown, taking care of it is important in order to make it last as long as possible.
Are CEREC crowns expensive?
Typically, CEREC crowns are not that much more expensive than a traditional dental crown. Even if you do end up paying a little more for a CEREC crown, the fact that you’re not having to schedule an additional appointment moving forward or deal with a temporary restoration while the dental lab creates your crown is well worth it for many patients in need of restorative dentistry. We’ll make sure to help you weigh your options upfront so you know exactly what to expect before your treatment.
Are the materials used just as good as ones used in a lab?
Absolutely! We are happy to say we use porcelain materials to create your crowns and veneers right here in our office. Not only can you get a high-quality, natural-looking restoration the same day that you need it, but you can watch our milling machine create the restoration yourself! The only difference is our highly-trained team is designing and producing the crown, rather than asking a dental lab to do it for us.
Are all of your restorations made using CEREC?
Not necessarily. For example, we don’t use CEREC when a patient needs to have a custom denture created. If a large amount of restorations are needed for a full mouth rehabilitation, we’re far more inclined to work with a dedicated dental lab to ensure your next smile is designed entirely with your vision and oral health in mind.
Is a CEREC crown better for my oral health?
CEREC crowns allow our dentists to highly personalize your crown to the point where partial crowns can be made. For example, if a dental filling needs to be replaced, we don’t necessarily need to replace it entirely with a dental crown. CEREC makes it easier to perform minimally-invasive treatments, which means more of your natural tooth enamel can be preserved. This is always more ideal for both your smile’s appearance and your long-term oral health.