Are CEREC Dental Crowns Right for Me?

Are CEREC Dental Crowns Right for Me?
Posted on 06/05/2018
If you have a tooth that’s been significantly damaged by decay or trauma, you probably know that it would be in your best interest to repair that tooth with a dental crown. Maybe you’ve been putting off looking for a provider of dental crowns in Columbia, MD because you think you’ll need to make multiple appointments in order to fully restore your damaged tooth.

At Columbia Family Dentist, we’re proud to offer CEREC same-day crowns to our patients with damaged teeth. CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic, is a fast and effective way to complete the entire crown placement procedure from start to finish in just one convenient appointment at our office.

How CEREC Dental Crowns Work

When you visit us for a CEREC dental crown, there are just four steps involved in creating and placing the brand new dental crown on your tooth.

  • We’ll start by cleaning and preparing the tooth.
  • Then we’ll capture impressions of the tooth using our 3D digital camera.
  • We’ll then use our state-of-the-art computer software to create your ceramic restoration, based on the impressions we captured.
  • The final step involves your dentist attaching the new, color-matched crown to your tooth to restore it back to its natural shape, function, and appearance.

Are You a Good Candidate for a CEREC Crown?

If the idea of restoring your damaged tooth in just one convenient office visit is something you like, you’re probably wondering if a CEREC crown is the right treatment for you. You’d most likely make a very good candidate for a CEREC crown if you:

  • Have a tooth that’s significantly decayed
  • Have a tooth with a filling that’s weakening the tooth’s structure
  • Have a broken or cracked tooth
  • Have recently had a root canal procedure done on a tooth that needs a new permanent crown

In a nutshell, if you need a dental crown, you are most likely a good candidate for a one-day CEREC crown. With CEREC, you can avoid the wait time and frustration that comes with having to make several appointments in order to restore your damaged tooth.

The CEREC Advantage

CEREC same-day crowns offer more advantages than conventional crowns including:

  • Saving your vacation and sick days by getting your crown placed in just one visit
  • Digital impressions are far more comfortable than traditional impressions that are messy and gag-inducing
  • Highly accurate digital imaging improves the planning process for better overall results
  • Ceramic crowns blend in beautifully with the surrounding tooth enamel

Contact Your Local Columbia Family Dentist Today!

As a trusted provider of CEREC dentistry in Columbia, MD, our practice makes it fast, easy, and convenient for you to restore your damaged teeth! If you’d like to visit us to find out if CEREC is the right treatment for you, please call our office at (410) 730-6020 or request an appointment online. We look forward to seeing you soon!