At Healthy Smiles Dental Care, our team understands the struggle that comes with waiting for a customized restoration. Wearing temporary crowns can be bothersome and often frustrating, especially since there are many instructions one must follow to avoid accidental damage or irritation. This is why we offer an alternative solution – CEREC Same-Day Crowns in Lansing. As a quicker and more effective way to restore smiles, these restorations are created in a single visit while patients wait. If this sounds like something you might be interested in learning more about, give our office a call today.
When choosing to have a CEREC Same-Day dental crown put into place, you will receive a restoration that is custom-made in-house by an innovative milling device. Standing for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, CEREC relies on CAD/CAM technology to scan the tooth and produce a digital image on a chairside monitor. Instead of using cold, messy dental putty, you can enjoy a more comfortable approach that leads to natural, beautiful results.
To receive a CEREC same-day dental crown, we will begin by cleaning the tooth and removing any decayed or damaged areas. When finished, we will capture a digital impression of the tooth, allowing a three-dimensional model to be generated on a nearby screen. CAD/CAM technology will make it possible for our team to manipulate the image and make sure that the new crown will match and fit correctly.
Once the image is ready, we will send it to our in-office milling unit. This unique device uses a single block of porcelain to craft your customized crown. While you wait, your new restoration will be fabricated based on the specifications sent to the machine.
After it is finished, you will wait for a member of our team to give it a final review and polish before putting it into place. Using a high-grade bonding agent, the crown will be affixed over the tooth so that it offers maximum protection.
There are many advantages to choosing a CEREC crown over a traditional one, some of which include: