Receive Your Crown Same Day With CEREC
By DAVID G. FEENEY, DDS
November 24, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Same Day Crown   CEREC Crown  

CEREC crowns have cut the length of the dental crown process in half. Offered by your dentist in Matthews, NC, Dr. David Feeney, the crowns reduce the time you spend in the dental office, yet offer the same effective results as traditional crowns.

How do CEREC crowns work?

The CEREC system is the model of efficiency. Crowns used to require two visits to the Matthews dental office. During the first visit, your dentist reduced the size of your tooth, made an impression of your mouth and created a temporary crown for you.

He immediately sent the impression to a dental laboratory that would make your permanent crown. The lab was busy filling orders for many dental offices and didn't start work on your crown immediately. In most cases, you probably had to wait about two weeks to receive your new crown.

CEREC eliminates the need for the dental laboratory. The CEREC process uses CAD/CAM technology to design and produce a dental crown from a small block of ceramic or resin. After your dentist designs the crown, he sends it to a milling machine in his office. The milling machine acts as a sort of crown printer. It gradually removes layers from the ceramic or resin block to create a crown that fits your mouth perfectly.

Benefits of CEREC crowns include:

  • No Wasted Time: You won't have to make take time for two dental visits, thanks to the innovative crown creation process. At the end of your appointment, you'll leave the office with a brand new permanent crown.
  • Attractive Crowns: Ceramic and resin look very much like your natural tooth enamel. In fact, no one will know that you have a crown on your tooth. The crowns are available in a variety of tooth-colored shades. Your dentist can choose a shade that matches your other teeth, or use a lighter shade if you're covering a discolored tooth.
  • Durability: Ceramic and resin crowns can withstand years of wear and tear, making them an excellent choice if you need a crown.

CEREC crowns can save you time. Call your Matthews, NC, dentist, Dr. Feeney, at (704) 847-1000 to schedule your appointment.

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