CEREC Same-Day Crowns
One of our goals here at Distinctive Dental Arts is to provide our patients with the absolute best service possible. We believe that this extends to making it easier and more convenient for you to get the care you need when you need it. Offering CEREC same-day crowns and other restorations is one of the ways we can accomplish this.
If you need a crown, chances are good that you are probably uncomfortable and you want to resolve the problem as quickly as possible. Previously, getting a crown could be a complicated process. Your tooth would be shaped, your dentist would take uncomfortable and messy impressions, and all of the information would be sent to an off-site lab. A temporary crown would be placed on your tooth, and you’d be sent home to wait for the call that your permanent crown was back from the lab. If the crown came back and had any imperfections, the clock would start running again and you’d be waiting even longer.
We’ve found a better way to provide our patients with the restorations they need.
What Is CEREC?
CEREC (which stands for chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics) is a computerized system that allows us to design and craft beautiful, customized ceramic restorations right here in the office during your appointment. In many cases, this means:
- No more goopy impressions
- No more temporary restorations
- No more waiting for weeks
- No more off-site labs
This system makes getting a crown far more streamlined. Dr. Pete will prep your tooth for the restoration then take digital images using a special type of camera. The information will be uploaded to the CEREC computer, and your crown or other restoration will be designed using the CEREC software. Then the machine gets to work creating your customized crown from a block of ceramic.
Customized, Esthetic Restorations
At our Teaneck, NJ dental office, we recognize that it’s important that your smile looks good as well as feels good. After all, it’s the centerpiece of your face and a crucial part of every first impression you make! This means that your appearance is a vital consideration of every type of dental treatment we offer.
CEREC allows us to create crowns and other restorations that match your existing dentistry so that they blend in flawlessly. Our goal is to have people only notice your beautiful smile – not your dentistry. Dental restoration is an unusual art in that when it’s done properly, nobody even knows it’s there!
Do You Need a Crown?
We use crowns to treat a range of common dental conditions. For instance, we might use a crown to repair a broken or decayed tooth, protect a fragile tooth, conceal a tooth that is discolored or unusually shaped, or even replace a tooth as part of a dental implant.
We can also use CEREC to create other types of restorations based on your particular need. If you have teeth that are causing you pain or frustration, please call our office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Pete so that we can work with you to determine an appropriate treatment plan.