Research shows that 85% of patients studied would prefer single-visit dentistry. Fortunately, rapid advances in technology make almost everything faster and easier, including some dental procedures. The team here at Dental Solutions of Mississippi is doing its part to make it faster and easier than ever to get long-lasting healthy smiles.
CEREC Is the Answer for Same-Day Crowns
Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic (CEREC) crowns has reduced the crown procedure process from as much as three weeks to one office visit. There are several steps, all done in-office.
The first step is to prepare the tooth for the crown. Decayed or weakened portions of the tooth are removed and a digital impression is made using Computer-Aided-Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology. This 3D imaging is done to determine the size and shape of your replacement tooth with incredible accuracy.
Then, while you wait, our milling machine takes the 3D information and produces a permanent, natural-looking, color-matched ceramic crown, which we then bond to your tooth.
The last step is to polish for a finished look, and you are on your way out with your new smile.
CEREC is a popular treatment option due to its many benefits:
- Because CEREC uses digital imaging, there is no need for the messy, time-consuming, gag-inducing process of taking gooey molds used in the past.
- CAD/CAM technology creates crown measurements with greater accuracy and precision.
- There is no need to cement temporary crowns to your tooth for protection while waiting for permanent crowns to arrive. No temporary crown means no time-consuming removal later.
- CEREC crowns are natural-looking and durable — they can last 10 to 15 years, or longer, with proper care.
- The entire treatment is a same-day, one-visit process, which saves you time and money through fewer office visits and lets you enjoy your new smile sooner.
If you would like to know more about crowns and the options available, contact us at Dental Solutions of Mississippi for a consultation to determine if CEREC is right for you. If you live in Canton, Mississippi, or the surrounding areas, contact our office to schedule an appointment today!