Nowadays we all enjoy the convenience of things happening immediately that used to take days or weeks in the past. Now, they can paint your car in one day, replace a windshield while you wait or put a new bathtub over the old one in a matter of hours. Wouldn’t it be nice if they could do something like that with dental restorations? Well, the doctors at Pine Ridge Dental can. Using 12056 CEREC crowns our practice can fabricate and install crowns in just one office visit.
Our 12056 CEREC crowns are fabricated right in our office instead of in an outside laboratory. Actually, our office becomes the laboratory and the whole process is under the control of our doctor and not a technician. CEREC uses computer guidance and a special cutting tool to fabricate your crown. Whether it is to cover a crack or chip, top an implant, cover a major renovation or an endodontic treatment the CEREC system can be used. The way CEREC works is our doctor uses the special CAD-CAM CEREC scanner to make an image of the prepared tooth and the restoration. Our doctor can then make any changes and design the crown as well as matching the color of adjacent teeth. The computer then uses a special milling machine in another room that takes a solid block of porcelain and custom grinds the crown or inlay, onlay or veneer. In just a few minutes the crown is ready to be put on.
There are many benefits of 12056 CEREC crowns: they are done in just one visit as opposed to at least two visits separated by two weeks or more with traditional crowns, modifications can be made on site instead of sending the crown back to the lab for fixing, there are no messy impressions with CEREC crowns and our doctors can even do several different restorations during the same appointment. Why wait for a crown call our office for an appointment.