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What is Cerec Crown?

What is Cerec Crown?

A CEREC crown, also known as a same-day crown, is a type of dental crown that is designed, fabricated, and placed in a single dental clinic appointment using computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology. Traditional dental crowns typically require at least two visits to the dentist’s office, with a temporary crown being placed in the interim. However, with CEREC technology, the entire process can be completed in a single day.

Here’s how the process works:

  1. Preparation: The dentist will start by preparing the tooth by removing any damaged or decayed material and shaping it to accommodate the crown.
  2. Digital Impression: Instead of using traditional dental impressions (molds), a digital impression is taken of the prepared tooth using a 3D scanner.
  3. CAD Design: The digital impression is used to create a 3D computer model of the crown. The dentist can customize the design, ensuring it fits properly and looks natural.
  4. CAM Fabrication: Once the design is finalized, the CEREC machine uses CAM technology to mill the crown out of a block of dental material, typically ceramic or porcelain. This process can take about 15-20 minutes.
  5. Placement: The newly milled crown is then immediately placed on the prepared tooth, and adjustments are made as needed to ensure a proper fit and bite alignment.

CEREC crowns offer several advantages, including the convenience of getting a crown in a single visit, the elimination of the need for a temporary crown, and the ability to precisely customize the crown’s appearance to match the surrounding teeth. These crowns are also known for their strength and durability.

However, not all dental practices have CEREC technology, and the availability of same-day crowns may vary depending on your location and the specific capabilities of your dentist’s office. Your dentist can discuss whether a CEREC crown is a suitable option for your particular dental needs.

Experience the ultimate in convenience and quality dental care at Victoria Dentist Hamilton! We are proud to offer our same-day crown service, ensuring that you can walk in with a dental concern and walk out with a beautifully restored smile—all in just one visit.

Ready to experience the convenience of same-day crowns at Victoria Dentist Hamilton? Give us a call at 07 8391660 to book your appointment and discover a new level of dental care excellence. Your healthy, beautiful smile awaits


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