Dental crowns are one of the most versatile tools in a dentist’s arsenal. We can use them to protect a damaged tooth, support a tooth with a large filling, or improve the appearance of a misshapen or discolored tooth.
Same-day dental crowns are ideal for patients who need a dental crown but don’t want to wait weeks for the final product. We make same-day crowns using computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology. First, we take an impression of the tooth using digital scanning technology. Then, we use the CAD/CAM system to create a precise tooth model. Once the model is complete, we can use the CAM portion of the system to mill the crown out of a block of ceramic material.
We can complete the entire process in a short time, and the results are indistinguishable from traditional crowns.
In the past, getting a dental crown was a multi-step process that could take weeks to complete. First, we would prepare the tooth by removing damaged tissue and shaping the remaining enamel. Next, we make an impression of the tooth. This impression would be sent to a lab to create a model for the crown. The lab would create the crown, and finally, the crown could be placed on the tooth and secured with dental cement. If that sounds like a lot of steps that took a lot of time, it was, and it did! But the days of waiting around for your crown are over.
Thankfully, advances in dental technology have made it possible to streamline this process and provide same-day dental crowns. Thanks to computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM), we can now create custom crowns in a matter of hours. This technology means you can have your teeth repaired in a single visit. You no longer need to worry about the temporary crown coming loose while you wait for your permanent crown.
And CEREC has many benefits over the traditional method of creating dental restorations:
As a result, you can enjoy better oral health and a more attractive smile – faster!
CEREC is an acronym that stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. It is a technology we use to create dental crowns, inlays, and onlays. The crown restoration is milled out of a ceramic block using a high-precision milling machine right at our dental office in Ardmore while you wait! The process takes about an hour, and you can leave with a new tooth that looks and functions like a natural one.
In the past, getting a dental crown was a multi-step process that could take weeks to complete. However, advances in dental technology have made it possible to get same-day dental crowns.
You won’t have to worry about being without a solid tooth while you wait for your permanent dental crown. Same day dental crowns CEREC in Oklahoma are a great solution that will allow you to keep your smile healthy and beautiful.