What Are CEREC Single Visit Crowns?

In the past, chipping a tooth may have been a devastating occurrence. It may have taken multiple dentist visits to fix. However, thanks to CEREC Single Visit Crowns, it is possible to repair a tooth in minutes and without discomfort.

Past Restorations

In the past, the only way to repair major tooth damage to visible teeth was with a porcelain restoration. To complete this procedure, it was necessary to prepare a tooth by slightly shaving it down and taking a mold. In a lab, layers of porcelain were applied to this model. Finishing the treatment usually took weeks. Throughout this period of time, a person had to deal with a temporary acrylic restoration, which was often uncomfortable and easily breakable.

Today’s Technology

Today’s technology has greatly advanced the world of dentistry. It is now possible to correct major problems in a single visit. There is no need for molds, temporary crowns, or any injections. Through computer design and manufacturing, single visit crowns are a reality.

What is the CEREC Procedure?

For single visit crowns, a person’s mouth is scanned with an LED camera. This is quick and painless. A three-dimensional model is created through advanced computer software, and a restoration is created on a different machine within minutes. It is ready to be permanently cemented before a patient leaves for the day.

Benefits of CEREC

Cerec, or “one visit crowns,” bring a number of benefits over conventional crowns. Saves time and money from numerous dental visits. There’s also no uncomfortable temporary crowns, and your end results are extremely durable and look natural.

If you are interested in CEREC crowns for your tooth restoration needs, we can help. This is just one cosmetic procedure that Dr. Walters performs to correct his patients’ smiles. To schedule an appointment or consultation, call the office at (614)686-7224.

**Photo from the American Dental Association**

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CEREC Crowns

Dental crowns are commonly referred to as “tooth caps” and are used to support damaged teeth. Teeth that have become weakened due to chips, cracks, or decay, can be restored with the help of dental crowns.  Traditionally, it takes two or more office visits to have the procedure done, but today state-of-the-art technology, known as CEREC single visit crowns, can provide customized dental crowns in just one office visit. There are a number of benefits associated with this technology compared to traditional crowns.

Apart from drastically decreased waiting time, the crown material is also very compatible with the human body and thus great for oral health. Sometimes traditional metal crowns are allergenic. CEREC crowns are a comfortable and precise fit and eliminate the issue of living with an uncomfortable temporary crown while you wait for a permanent one.

By getting CEREC crowns you won’t need numerous dental visits for impressions, which can save you a lot of time and money.  CEREC crowns will leave you with a natural looking smile, because they are hard to distinguish from natural teeth. You will also have a durable restoration of your damaged tooth.

If you are in need of tooth restoration and want to try CEREC crowns, contact our Hilliard office today!

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