Do you have teeth that are fragile from injury or decay? If so, our dentist in Holly, MI, may recommend getting same-day dental crowns to repair your smile. Unlike traditional crowns that are made in a lab, CEREC same-day crowns are made right under our roof. This means that you’ll be able to leave our office with a brand-new dental crown in one appointment.
To learn more about the CEREC crown procedure, please feel free to check out our list of frequently asked questions. If you have a question that doesn’t appear on our list, don’t hesitate to reach out to our office to schedule an appointment with our Holly dentist.
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. It is a system that allows dental professionals to create and place ceramic restorations, such as crowns, in a single visit using digital technology.
The process begins with digital scans of your mouth, which are used to create a 3D model of the tooth. Our dentist uses this model to design the crown, which is then milled from a block of ceramic material using a CEREC machine.
The entire process, including preparation, design, and placement, can be completed in a single visit, usually within a few hours.
Yes, CEREC crowns are made from high-quality ceramic materials that are just as durable as traditional crowns.
Caring for a CEREC dental crown is no different from caring for a natural tooth. It is important to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly and visiting our dentist for routine checkups and cleanings.
No. The process for getting a CEREC same-day dental crown is similar to that of getting a traditional crown and typically involves local anesthesia to numb the area. Patients may experience some discomfort during the preparation process, but the placement of the crown itself should not be painful.
With proper care, CEREC dental crowns can last for many years, similar to traditional crowns. The lifespan of a CEREC crown will depend on factors such as your oral hygiene habits and the condition of the underlying tooth.
No, you won’t experience any dietary restrictions due to your same-day crown. However, while CEREC crowns are strong and durable, they can still be damaged if you grind your teeth and don’t wear a night guard. Likewise, patients should avoid biting down on hard objects like ice or opening packages with their teeth.
Dr. David Bandy is an experienced dentist in Holly, MI, who’s accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment and learn if you’re a candidate for a CEREC crown, please call Bandy Dental at (248) 634-9251. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.