CEREC® Same-Day Crowns

If you have a tooth with significant decay or structural damage, a dental crown may be the ideal restoration. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that covers the portion of a tooth above the gumline. A crown not only restores the structural integrity of a tooth, but also it’s cosmetics. While crowns can be fabricated from silver or gold, more and more patients these days choose ceramic, because of its superior aesthetics. At Blue Summit Dental Group, we offer CEREC same-day ceramic crowns to patients who want an aesthetically-pleasing and time-effective solution.

Dr. Ralph Becker may recommend a CEREC crown to:
• Replace a large filling that has fallen out
• Protect a weak tooth from breaking
• Protect a tooth after root canal therapy
• Restore a fractured tooth
• Restore a decayed tooth
• Cover a misshaped or discolored tooth

Traditional Dental Crown Process

Traditional dental crowns require no less than two appointments. During your first appointment, the tooth in question must be completely reshaped to accommodate the dental crown. Next, an impression will be made so our dental laboratory can create a 3D model of your teeth. There, the technicians will use this model to fabricate your final crown. This can take up to two weeks. In the meantime, you will need to wear a temporary crown to protect your tooth.

Once the final crown is complete, you can schedule your second appointment. At this appointment, your temporary crown will be removed, and your final crown will be permanently bonded into place using special cement.

CEREC Dental Crown Process

The CEREC same-day dental crown process is much more convenient. CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics and is a sophisticated system of designing and making high-quality dental crowns. Using 3D photography and CAD/CAM technology, Dr. Ralph Becker will design a virtual restoration without goopy impression material and the need for a dental laboratory. Instead, the CEREC system consists of an intraoral camera wand and chairside milling machine.

At your only appointment, Dr. Ralph Becker will use the wand to create a 3D model of your teeth. This digital model will be used to create a digital representation of your crown. The image will be displayed on a screen, so you can watch as Dr. Ralph Becker creates your restoration. Once the design is complete, the information is wirelessly sent to the CEREC milling machine. The milling machine will transform a ceramic block into your final restoration. This process only takes a few minutes. After the crown is complete, Dr. Ralph Becker will permanently cement it into place.

The Benefits of CEREC Crowns

CEREC same-day dental crowns offer several benefits over traditional crowns, some of which include:
• Convenience—We understand that many of our patients have busy schedules. CEREC same-day crowns can save you an additional trip to our office.
• Preservation—When compared to traditional crown methods, CEREC dental crowns preserve more of your natural tooth.
• No Temporaries—Because CEREC crowns can be designed and installed on the same day, there is no need for a temporary dental crown.
• No Impression material—Traditional impressions can be messy and uncomfortable. CEREC digital impressions eliminate the need for goopy impression material.
• Strength—CEREC crowns are crafted from a single block of strong and durable ceramic.
• Aesthetically-pleasing—Ceramic is the most aesthetically-pleasing restoration material available today.

Schedule an Appointment

If you are in need of a dental crown, call (810) 658-9177 to schedule your appointment.

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