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How CEREC Makes Dental Crowns in a Day

Though they’re among the most popular restorative and cosmetic dentistry options, dental crowns aren’t always recommended, especially if a tooth can be improved without having to reshape its natural crown. When one is called-for, however, a crown may be the best option for restoring a damaged tooth’s strength and improving its appearance. With innovative CEREC technology, we can even craft and place most patients’ dental crowns in a day, rather than having to wait a couple of weeks for the restoration to be created.

The Art of Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dentistry, and dental crowns in particular, are necessary for fixing teeth that are cracked, fractured, chipped, or marred by serious, stubborn staining. The problem with your teeth is that, while strong and highly-durable, they can’t repair themselves, or cure themselves if infected by decay. To treat localized tooth damage or infection, a man-made replica of your tooth’s crown can be placed over the tooth, protecting it from the force of your bite to avoid further injury.

CEREC Same-Day Dental Crowns

CEREC, which stands for chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics, utilizes digital 3D imaging and diagnostics to precisely tailor your crown to your tooth. The imaging technology sends highly-detailed measurements of your mouth and teeth to an advanced ceramic milling machine located within our office. The on-site milling machine will sculpt your lifelike dental crown from a solid piece of porcelain, and we can securely place your CEREC crown the same day.

Benefits of CEREC Dental Crowns

Besides the fact that CEREC allows you to receive your dental crown during a single visit, same-day dental crowns also provide a number of other benefits, such as;

  • Digital imaging eliminates the need to make a messy impression of your teeth
  • There’s no need to wear a temporary crown while the permanent one is being crafted
  • CEREC porcelain closely mimics your tooth’s natural structure, including the way your teeth reflect light
  • CEREC crowns don’t contain metal, which can eventually show through the porcelain

To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling (203) 878-6699. The specialists at Sensitive Care Cosmetic & Family Dentistry proudly serve patients and their families in Milford, Stratford, West Haven, New Haven, and all surrounding communities.

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