cerec same-day crowns
Crowns are the best way to restore a tooth that’s been damaged by an accident, tooth decay, or gum disease. They cover up and “cap” the entire surface of the tooth, restoring its natural appearance and strengthening the remaining tooth enamel. Traditionally, this process can take several appointments. But with CEREC same-day crowns at Oak Creek Dental Care, you can get your new crown in just a few hours!
What is cerec?
CEREC is an acronym that stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. It’s a specialized tool used to create dental restorations like crowns and veneers. In the past, it would take weeks to make a dental crown, because dentists couldn’t create them in their offices and they would need to be outsourced to third party labs. CEREC uses 3D modeling and scanning software, and a state-of-the-art machine that can create dental crowns in just 30 minutes.
cerec same-day crown process
The entire CEREC process takes only one appointment. First, Dr. Saleki will clean and prep the area, numbing the tooth and isolating it with a dental dam. Dr. Saleki will use a specialized powder to coat your teeth, and he’ll take images of the interior of your mouth with a 3D scanner. These images are uploaded to the CEREC machine, where your dental crown will be cut and shaped from a small block of porcelain. Once Dr. Saleki ensures that your new crown fits perfectly in your mouth, it will be bonded permanently into place.
the benefit of cerec
Our patients love CEREC crowns because they make crown treatments so efficient and convenient:
- Takes just one day – It’s hard enough to find time for one dental appointment, let alone the multiple appointments required for a traditional crown. But with CEREC, you can get a crown in just one day!
- Better fit and finish – With CEREC, it’s easier for Dr. Saleki to fine-tune and adjust the fit of your crown, meaning you’ll get a better overall fit and finish.
- No temporary crown required – Temporary crowns can be unsightly and uncomfortable, and patients who receive traditional crown must wear one while they wait for their permanent crown to be manufactured. With CEREC, no temporary crowns are required!
schedule an appointment
If you have a damaged or cracked tooth and think you may need a dental crown, call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Saleki. If you’re short on time, but you need to correct a painful or damaged tooth, our CEREC technology may be the right choice for you. Contact us at (414) 762-9010 to get started, or drop by our office at 132 E Drexel Ave, Oak Creek, WI, 53154.