How Does CEREC Technology Work?
Your dentist just told you that you should get a crown on that broken tooth, but you have too much on your calendar to find time for two or three visits and waiting for a lab to create the restoration.
But you have more than one option for getting the restoration you need to protect your oral health. Today, CEREC crowns in Tucson, AZ makes it possible to have the entire process completed in just one visit.
What Makes CEREC Crowns Unique?
A traditional lab-fabricated crown involves two or more visits to your dentist’s office. First, the tooth is prepared to accommodate the crown. Next, impressions of your tooth are taken using a messy paste; then everything is sent to an outside lab. You are sent home with a temporary crown to wait for at least two weeks while the lab prepares your new crown.
The only thing that’s similar about CEREC is the preparation of your tooth. Instead of paste impressions, your dentist uses digital technology that sends virtual impressions of your tooth to a software program. The resulting image allows your dentist to design your new crown, and the information is sent to a machine that mills your crown from a small block of porcelain.
The entire process takes two to three hours, but you will leave with your final restoration. No messy impressions, no two-week wait, no temporary, and no need to return for another appointment.
Talk to Us about CEREC Restorations
At Sabino Hills Family Dentistry, we’re excited about technology like CEREC that streamlines your dental care. And CEREC isn’t just for crowns; we use it to produce beautiful bridges, inlays, and onlays, in a single appointment.
If you need a crown, or would like more information about CEREC same-day crowns in Tucson, AZ, we are happy to tell you about this leading-edge technology. Please call us to arrange a consultation.