Dental crowns are tooth restorations that strengthen damaged teeth and restore function. They also protect teeth from being further worn down or damaged. It typically takes a few weeks to fabricate and place traditional dental crowns, but CEREC technology makes it possible to have new crowns ready in one day. In Methuen, MA, CEREC same-day crowns are available at Pleasant Dental Center, where Dr. George Abou-Ezzi can restore a damaged tooth in one day.
Crowns are hollow tooth-like caps that are placed over weak or damaged teeth. Once in place, crowns give teeth a strong, new exterior so regular biting and chewing functions can be restored. Since teeth are completely encased inside, crowns also protect teeth from sustaining additional damage.
CEREC (chairside economical restorations of esthetic ceramics) is an advanced technology for creating custom dental restorations in a single office visit. With CEREC same-day crowns at our Methuen, MA, dental office, there is no waiting several weeks for custom crowns to be fabricated at an off-site dental lab, as is the case with traditional crowns. Dr. Ezzi can create and place your new custom crown right in the office.
CEREC utilizes two computer programs involving computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to create dental crowns on the spot. The role of the CAD program is to generate a digital 3D model of the teeth. In conjunction with a milling machine, the CAM program uses the 3D model of the teeth to fabricate custom ceramic dental crowns in a matter of minutes.
CEREC same-day crowns can be cemented in place as soon as they come out of the milling machine so you can enjoy your new smile immediately.
Advantages of CEREC Same-Day Crowns
There are several benefits and advantages to restoring damaged teeth with CEREC same-day crowns. One of the main benefits is that there is no waiting or returning to the dentist’s office for multiple visits. Damaged teeth can be strengthened and restored in just one visit.
Another advantage of CEREC technology is the use of a digital 3D model of the teeth rather than a physical mold or impression. There is no mess or discomfort with a digital model, whereas physical impressions rely on a messy material that can also cause discomfort for patients with a sensitive gag reflex. CEREC same-day crowns eliminate the mess and the discomfort.
The benefits of CEREC same-day crowns over other options are numerous. For CEREC same-day crowns in Methuen, MA, schedule an appointment with Dr. Ezzi by calling Pleasant Dental Center at (978) 688-9200.