This is the future of dentistry and it’s available at First Impressions Dentistry! In the past if you wanted a crown, your dentist would have to make a model of your tooth, which would then have to be sent to a lab. You’d be fitted with a temporary until the lab made the finished restoration. Then you’d head back to the dentist for another appointment where the finished restoration would be placed in your mouth.
No Temporary Crown, No Goopy Impression
When it comes to dental restorations, CEREC truly is a great alternative to traditional dental restorations:
|Precision||Digital imaging allows for a precise design and application, requiring minimal removal of tooth structure||Less precise, usually results in a larger restoration and removal of more healthy tooth structure|
|Design||Just a quick digital image of your mouth is all it takes||Requires sticky impressions and molds that take minutes to harden in your mouth|
|Creation||Takes about 15 minutes and no temporary is needed||Requires a temporary, a dental lab may take a week or more to finish|
|Installation||No need for a follow-up because your complete restoration will be finished in just one visit||Requires a follow-up visit, removal of the temporary, and final installation of the finished restoration|
What to Expect with CEREC
With CEREC dental restorations, you can receive a complete tooth replacement in just one dental visit! Most CEREC procedures will take about 90 minutes or so. This is in addition to the time it takes to complete the extraction, root canal, or any other needed procedure. There is no functional difference between a CEREC crown and a traditional crown. However, the process to create and place a CEREC crown is much less invasive and much more comfortable. You can also care for a CEREC crown like a natural tooth – just brush and floss like normal! With a CEREC crown, you can enjoy the benefits of a tooth restoration that looks, feels and functions like a natural tooth! If you would like to know more about CEREC crowns in Oklahoma, call our office today!