If you are having dental work done that requires a crown to be placed you have probably heard about the two-step process and the long wait between visits that accompany traditional crowns. What you might not be aware of is that there is a new process that avoids the long wait times and produces quality crowns in a single day. This process is called CEREC, and it offers patients new options for dental care that not only shortens wait times, but that also helps them to be healthier and happier with shorter recovery times.
How CEREC Crowns Differ
When you go in for cosmetic dental work in an office that uses traditional crowns, the dentist is able to image your entire mouth in one of two ways: through the use of scans and through the use of a mold. These resources are then sent out to a specialized lab that creates dental crowns and other dental prostheses. In the meantime, you are fitted with a temporary crown for about a month.
CEREC crowns are 3D printed in the dentist’s office based on scans taken with cutting-edge computer imaging software and fed to the printer with a specialized program that utilizes advanced technology to convert the shape of your tooth into instructions for a crown. The result is a same-day crown, make to fit you like it was your own natural tooth.
Benefits of CEREC Crowns
- Durable porcelain build
- No waiting
- No risk of damaging a temporary prosthesis
- No return visits for future adjustments
If they are properly installed, CEREC crowns last at least as long as regular crowns.
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If you are interested in CEREC dental crowns in Thousand Oaks, CA, you need to get in touch with our office today to make an appointment with Dr. Subka. At the appointment, you will be able to ask questions about whether this process is right for you.Contact Us For An Appointment