What Is CEREC?
Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, also known as Ceramic Reconstruction or CEREC, is a new technology that allows a properly trained dentist to fit and install a crown in one visit. The CEREC process eliminates the need to fit and wear a temporary crown while a lab constructs the permanent model, saving the patient time and stress. Because the CEREC crown is made entirely from porcelain and contains no metal, this type of crown can be more aesthetically pleasing than other alternatives.
During CEREC, the dentist photographs the affected tooth and stores it as a three-dimensional digital model. A software program then designs the appropriate crown using the saved image, which an on-site milling unit then constructs. The dentist fits and applies the new, permanent crown to the patient’s tooth with special dental cement that bonds the crown and tooth together. The entire procedure takes about an hour and a half.
Is CEREC Right for You?
CEREC same-day crowns are an advanced method of restoring chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth that dentists recommend for patients seeking full crowns without the delay associated with traditional crown restoration treatments. Using CAD/CAM technology, a CEREC-qualified dentist crafts durable, porcelain-based crowns within an hour and fits them over damaged teeth the same day they are made. Your dentist begins this procedure by thoroughly removing any decayed material on and around the tooth and then spraying the tooth with a safe, powdery agent that facilitates digital imaging of the tooth. A three-dimensional image of the tooth immediately appears on a computer monitor, which allows your dentist to begin designing a crown while you watch the process.
AZ Family Dental specializes in providing expert CEREC care to patients seeking a one-visit crown. Patients who require care but cannot make a significant time investment for returning to the dentist or who find dental appointments stressful may find the CEREC option appealing. In addition, because old-style temporary crowns often feel uncomfortable during the two-week permanent crown construction period, CEREC can help patients eliminate a significant amount of discomfort.
Although CEREC can be completed in one reasonable visit, the use of CEREC technology requires special training. As a result, choosing a dentist properly trained and experienced in this type of tooth restoration is essential. AZ Family Dental is proud to provide the CEREC service to our patients with the quality care they have come to expect through decades of outstanding service.
What Are the Benefits of Getting CEREC Crowns?
We hear this question a lot from our patients. We believe there are several important advantages to choosing CEREC crowns at our greater Phoenix, AZ area office. They include:
- Durability: CEREC crowns are just as sturdy as other types of crowns and can last for years to come.
- One-visit services: You won’t have to return to the office multiple times to finish the procedure.
- Getting your new crown immediately: The faster you have your new crown, the faster you can get used to it.
CEREC crowns look just as natural as other versions. Unless someone knows you have a crown in your mouth, they won’t be able to tell. This appearance is important to many of our patients, and we’re happy we can deliver modern solutions to the age-old pr
Using New CEREC Technology for Dental Crowns in the Greater Phoenix, AZ Area
Our practice is always looking for ways to better assist patients. One way we do so is to embrace cutting-edge technology, such as CEREC, that allows us to perform treatments more quickly and efficiently. We believe offering this type of modern dentistry sets us apart from other practices in the greater Phoenix area.
Your time is valuable. We understand how busy you are and want to help you by making dental care fit into your life as seamlessly as possible. One way we can do this is by relying on new ways to perform procedures that will save you time, such as employing CEREC technology. This area is just one of many where we excel in patient care. Other improvements we have made based on cutting-edge ideas include:
- Embracing 3D dentistry
- Offering composite fillings
- Balancing the use of digital X-rays with traditional X-rays
Of course, we also know “new” doesn’t always mean better. We test new approaches extensively to ensure they deliver what they promise. We’re pleased with the technology used for CEREC crowns, and we think you’ll like it too.
Why Come to AZ Family Dental for Your Permanent Crowns?
We love our patients. We know going to the dentist can be scary, especially when you need to have a procedure such as getting a crown. We try to make it as easy on you as possible by offering flexible care that also delivers the best value for your money. We can discuss every step of the dental crowns procedure before we begin. We’ll make sure you get information about the cost and appointment length beforehand so that you can plan accordingly.
AZ Family Dental has the experience and knowledge to provide all of your dental services, from preventive care to special procedures, such as getting dental crowns. We have a modern office with state-of-the-art equipment that helps cut down on treatment time. In fact, many of our patients think the CEREC technology used to create their crowns is highly interesting. Fabricating a permanent crown in as little as 11 minutes is an impressive feat, and you’ll marvel at the results when we show you the crown before putting it into your mouth.
Plus, AZ Family Dental has a convenient location just outside Phoenix, with flexible scheduling to fit your busy life. We offer all this to accommodate our patients and make the process as quick as possible. We know being without a tooth for too long can get uncomfortable. We’ll get you on our schedule quickly, and you can get the procedure completed fast when you come to our office.
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8519 N 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85302, United States
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1820 W Thunderbird Rd suite 1, Phoenix, AZ 85023, United States