If you’ve ever had a dental crown, you likely needed to schedule at least two appointments with one or more months between visits. Between your initial appointment and the placement of the final restoration, a temporary was placed to protect the tooth. This temporary was removed and replaced at your second visit. The entire process could take months. Luckily, Cantrell Family Dentistry has found a way to streamline the entire process. We use the CEREC computer assisted design and manufacture system to design, craft, and place a custom crafted dental crown all in one appointment. If you’re interested in finding out more about CEREC, contact our team today.
CEREC literally stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. What this actually means is that we’re able to prepare your tooth, design a custom dental restoration, and place the final product all in one visit using a series of computerized design and milling units.
Patients who want to receive a same-day dental crown or fixed bridge with CEREC will need to set aside several hours to visit our office. While this may seem like a long time, it’s significant to remember that there is just the one appointment for the entire process. We’ll start by preparing your tooth and capturing dental impressions. These impressions are used to design a dental restoration that is crafted in our chairside milling unit. Once your dental restoration is complete, we can place the final crown on the same day.