What are CEREC crowns?
If you have ever had a crown placed, you know the drill; visit the dentist to have the tooth prepared and have impressions taken, wait about two weeks while you deal with a temporary crown, and then make a second visit to have the final crown adjusted for fit and placed on the tooth.
Most people accept that this is the only way, but it’s not. With CEREC same-day crowns in Tucson, AZ, you can have the entire procedure completed in one visit to our office.
CEREC Crowns Process
The first few steps for placing CEREC are similar to those for a lab-fabricated crown. But instead of messy impressions, Dr. Michael Allen takes digital images that are used to generate a 3-D model of your teeth that he uses to design your new crown in a software program.
The details are sent to a milling machine in your office where your crown is fabricated from a block of porcelain. The crown is then checked for fit, adjusted, and cemented in your mouth just as a lab-fabricated crown would be.
But there are no multiple visits and no two-week wait. You won’t need to wear a temporary crown, and you will leave our office the same day with a fully customized porcelain crown.
Contact Our 85749 Dental Clinic
If you need a crown but want to avoid the hassle, please call Sabino Hills Dentistry. We will be happy to arrange a consultation with Dr. Allen so he can explain the CEREC process to you in detail.