Get a beautiful smile in a single day!
Texas Sedation Dental & Implant Center is improving the patient experience by investing in CEREC technology. We offer long-lasting, highly aesthetic, all-ceramic crown restorations in just one visit with us. That means there’s no need for impressions of your teeth, and no waiting for days or weeks between crown preparations and the setting of your permanent crown
What is CEREC?
It’s a sophisticated system for the production of all-ceramic inlays, onlays, partial crowns, veneers, and crowns for your teeth. The CEREC procedure was developed at Zurich University and has been in use in dental practices for over 25 years in more than 25,000 dental practices in over 50 countries. Over 8 million happy patients have been treated using the CEREC system since its inception!
What Is CEREC?
CEREC is a sophisticated CAD/CAM system for the production of all-ceramic inlays, onlays, partial crowns, veneers and crowns for anterior and posterior teeth. The CEREC procedurewas developed at Zurich University and has been in use in dental practices for more than 25 years. The CEREC system is in use in more than 25,000 practices and in over 50 countries. Since 1985, over 8 million patients have been treated using the CEREC system and more than 20 million have been created and placed.
CEREC crowns, also known as same-day crowns, are made of ceramic and require a protracted amount of time to place compared to that of traditional crowns. They are prepared using a unique intra-oral camera which creates 3D images of your tooth. This allows the dentist to skip the more tedious and messier step of making a full impression of your teeth as would be necessary with traditional crowns. A milling machine is then used to carve out a near-identical replica of the 3D image out of a single ceramic block. A few minutes later and the dentist is able to adhere the CEREC crown to your tooth.
CEREC crowns are also known as same-day crowns, and require much less time to place than traditional crowns. These crowns are prepared using a unique in-mouth camera that creates a 3D image of your tooth, allowing the dentist to skip the tedious and messy step of making a full impression of your teeth. A milling machine is then used to carve a near-identical replica of the 3D image out of a ceramic block. Just a few minutes later, the dentist can adhere the CEREC crown to your damaged tooth.
There are so many advantages to receiving a CEREC crown rather than a traditional crown! If you’re able to visit our Longview location, where we’re equipped to use this incredible technology, schedule a consultation or an appointment with us and we’ll discuss your best options.
What Are The Advantages Of CEREC Crowns?
The most distinct advantage is the immediacy of them. CEREC crowns save you both time and money as the procedure can be completed in full with only a single office visit, getting you on your way with a restored smile in less time than you probably expected. The process for obtaining a CEREC crown is more comfortable than for a traditional crown as there’s no having to sit through the process of making an impression.
What Are The Disadvantages Of CEREC Crowns?
There is no denying the convenience of CEREC crowns, particularly when it comes to the speed at which they can be placed. However, there are some downsides. Most notably, the metal crowns that can be chosen for traditional crowns are stronger and less likely to succumb to fracturing or wear and tear over time. The alloys metal crowns are composed of also allow the crown to have a stronger bond with the tooth, increasing their resistance. Additionally, should you suffer a fracture below the gumline, a CEREC crown may not fit as well as a traditional crown would.
What To Like About The CEREC Procedure?
No conventional impressions: The CEREC 3D measuring camera scans the tooth after it is prepared by the dentist in just a few seconds, which eliminates the need for unpleasant impressions.
No temporaries: CEREC restorations are milled out of a solid block of ceramic in just a few minutes and are then ready to be placed immediately. This eliminates the need to have a temporary placed while you wait for a dental lab to manufacture your permanent crown.
No long waiting periods: Because CEREC restorations can be placed immediately, you need only one appointment. Further, you benefit from tooth restorations that have demonstrated their durability.
We are excited to be able to offer this excellent new service featuring high-quality material produced with the latest technological upgrades. We know that it can be unpleasant and frustrating to find out a new crown or other restorative is necessary. Especially so if that also means coming back for additional appointments over the course of several weeks. We are confident you will be satisfied no only with the level of additional comfort from this procedure but also, more importantly, with the quality and durability of your restoration.