As a bright example of dental innovation, CEREC Same-Day Dentistry has made tooth restorations more precise, effective, and convenient for dental professionals and patients alike. Gone are the days of multiple office visits, wearing unsightly temporary crowns or caps, and taking extra time off of work. In a few short hours, you can leave the dental office with a custom-fit, natural colored restoration. From preparation to placement, it’s easy to see why CEREC Same-Day Dentistry appeals to both dental professionals and patients.
Through a computerized design and milling system, CEREC technology allows dentists to create restorations in the office. To begin, the dentist will prepare the tooth, removing any decay that is present. The opening of the tooth is widened, and specialized 3-D images of the tooth are generated using a CEREC camera. Once the images are uploaded to the design software, the dentist can provide the patient with a digital smile preview, while generating the final restoration. The design is sent to the in-office milling machine while a ceramic color is chosen that best match the patient’s natural tooth color. Comprised of compressed porcelain, CEREC restorations are strong and durable.
Am I A Good Candidate For CEREC Same-Day Dentistry?
For busy patients, an obvious benefit of same-day dentistry with CEREC is that it is fast. Yet, is it for everyone? For the most part, if your dentist has recommended that you need a crown, onlay, or inlay, you are a candidate. Even so, it’s important to know that you must have a tooth with a healthy root. This is because the new restoration is bonded over the existing tooth. Here are a few other considerations:
Broken Teeth: Whether from decay or injury, broken teeth can be restored with same-day dental crowns using CEREC.
Weakened Teeth: Specifically, if teeth have been weakened due to having large fillings, they are likely to chip or break. Same-day dentistry can provide a layer of protection by building up the structure of the weakened tooth.
Decayed Teeth: Same-day crowns can save decayed teeth from being extracted.
Chipped or Fractured Teeth: To prevent further damage, same-day dentistry can restore teeth that have been chipped or fractured.
At Precision Digital Dentistry, we are proud to offer cutting edge dental technology to you and your family. Using CEREC Same-Day Dentistry, we can save your smile—and your time! Call us today to learn how this highly effective and convenient option can help you.