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Same Day CEREC Crowns In Ann Arbor, Michigan

CEREC Technology

CEREC or Ceramic Restoration, technology offers same-day crowns and tooth restoration. Developed by Swiss doctors in the 1980’s, this technology greatly improves the speed and precision of traditional crowns.

Traditional crowns generally take a few visits. One visit to take a mold of your mouth and to make temporary crowns. Then, time to send the mold to the lab. At the lab, they fabricate your crown, then they ship it back to your dentist’s office. Finally, you have another appointment to place the restoration in the remaining tooth structure.

However, with CEREC technology at Ann Arbor Smiles, you can skip the messy impressions, the need for temporaries, and the wait time. CEREC technology provides you with an option for same-day crowns.

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CEREC Procedure

With advanced digital techniques, the dentist can take a digital impression of your mouth with an intraoral camera. This camera scans the inside of your mouth without the discomfort, taste, or ‘gag reflex’ of the traditional impression putty. This digital camera scans your mouth, teeth, and gums and creates a digital full-color 3D model. With this model, the dentist can design a restoration quickly and completely without compromising precision or beauty.

After the model of your mouth is made, the dentist uses computer aided design (CAD/CAM) to 3D print or mills your restoration from a ceramic block. Ceramic crowns provide a tooth-like physical and aesthetic quality that outperforms the look and feel of metal or gold.

When your restoration is complete, it seated and adhered to the remaining tooth structure.

CEREC technology allows this entire process to be done at Ann Arbor Smiles, saving you time and letting you go back to work sooner.

How long does it take to get a CEREC crown?

With traditional crown procedures, you may need to wait weeks for your permanent crown to be fabricated in a lab. However, with CEREC technology, we can create your custom crown right here in our office in just a single visit. Typically, the entire process takes about 1-2 hours, allowing you to leave our office with a fully restored smile the same day.

What are the disadvantages of CEREC crowns?

While CEREC crowns offer numerous advantages, it’s essential to consider all aspects of the procedure. One potential disadvantage is that CEREC crowns may not be suitable for every case. In some situations, such as extensive damage or certain aesthetic requirements, a traditional lab-fabricated crown may be preferred. Additionally, the lifespan of a CEREC crown can vary depending on factors such as oral hygiene habits and biting forces. While they are typically durable, they may not last as long as some lab-fabricated crowns. However, our experienced team will work closely with you to determine the best option for your individual needs and ensure the longevity of your restoration.

To know if you qualify for CEREC or same-day crown service, please contact Ann Arbor Smiles to schedule a consultation.

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