CEREC dental Crowns in a Single Visit
CEREC restoration is one of the latest ways to construct a crown or veneer.
What is CEREC technology?
It is an automated process that creates crowns and veneers in an efficient, accurate, and painless way, more effectively than other procedures that have come before it. Using 3D imaging and special software, the exact dimensions of a patient’s teeth are calculated and a digital scan of the required crown is created.
A high precision cutting and tooling machine then sculpts a tooth to create an exact replica of the scan. The crown is then ready for immediate application to the tooth. The whole process can be done in a single visit to the dentist.
CEREC Crown vs traditional method
Traditionally veneers and crowns required two time-consuming dental visits. The first visit was to take a mould of the required crown and a second visit to apply it. In between that time a temporary filling may have been needed as well. Using CEREC technology, your crown can be designed, milled and fitted in a single visit, compared to almost a week using the traditional method.
Because CEREC technology is digital, it removes the need for moulds, which is great relief for those patients who gag. It also reduces the need for anaesthetics (numbing) to a single visit.
The traditional method is still used in certain cases, such as bridges.
Research has also shown that a CEREC crown is just as strong and durable as a normal one. And the aesthetics are excellent.
Take a look at this video to see how CEREC works