CEREC same day crowns:
The traditional dental crown procedure requires at least two appointments with the dentist and it usually takes at least one week to restore the damaged tooth. With CEREC crowns this restoration can be done in one day and you will leave with your tooth fully restored in just a few hours.
CEREC crowns, also called chair side crowns, are made of ceramic and they are trending these days thanks to CAD CAM technology . CAD stand for computer aided design and CAM stands for computer aided manufacturing.
In addition to the convenience of same day completion, CEREC crowns also save your tooth because they require less preparation/filing than that required for traditional crowns. Unlike traditional crowns, no impression of your tooth is needed, nor is there a need for a temporary crown. Here, with the help of a computer, your dentist designs a digital 3D image of your tooth with precise measurements. The design is edited for all the precision such as indentations, ridges, pits and fissures. Once the final design is ready, a milling machine carves a replica of the design to make a crown out of a single ceramic block. It takes only a few minutes for preparing the crown. Then, your dentist glues it to your tooth.