Dental crowns have long been associated with time-consuming trips to the dentist. In the past, on one dental visit, the dentist found a need for the crown. Then they’d prepare the crown on another trip. Finally, you’d need to take the final trip for the placement of the crown. That’s used to mean two or three trips to the dentist, if you’re lucky (some complications require additional trips).
Now there’s a quicker way? Yes, there is and it’s called CEREC crowns. Also known as same-day crowns, these state-of-the-art crowns use computer-assisted technology to create and place strong, beautiful crowns in mere hours. They look and function just like regular crowns, but without any unnecessary waiting.
How Same-Day Crowns Work
The process for CEREC crowns can be done in one visit because of the advanced CEREC machine at North Heacock Dental. Combined with the vast knowledge and experience of our dentists, the process is more quick and efficient than ever before.
Here is how the process works for CEREC crowns:
- One of our dentists takes a 3D image of your tooth.
- While the dentist works on preparing the tooth for the crown, the CEREC machine creates a ceramic crown (in as little as an hour).
- The dentist customizes the crown to match the color and shape of your natural teeth.
- If needed, a porcelain glaze will be added to the crown to increase its strength.
- The crown is permanently placed in your mouth.
That’s it. No multiple trips to the dentist, no dealing with an uncomfortable temporary crown and no time wasted waiting for the lab to create the permanent crown. That’s why most people who get CEREC crowns are so satisfied with the process and results.
While CEREC crowns may be slightly more expensive than regular crowns, they’re worth it due to the amount of time you save.
If you’re interested in learning more about these innovative one-visit crowns, schedule a consultation with North Heacock Dental Group today! We offer same-day crowns for patients from Moreno Valley, Riverside, Perris & more.