CEREC One Visit Crowns – Goodyear, AZ
Strong and Beautiful Restorations in Just One Appointment
Do you have decayed or damaged teeth? Typically, the restoration process takes 2 lengthy visits to give you a functional and realistic replacement. However, at Desert Vista Dental West, we use CEREC one visit crowns to give you a beautiful and functional smile in a single appointment. Dr. Joy Collier and Dr. Matthew Smith are experienced in using one visit crowns to deliver you quality restorations in record time. Keep reading to learn everything that you need to know about CEREC one visit crowns.
Why Choose Desert Vista Dental West for CEREC One Visit Crowns?
- Custom-made and personalized crowns
- Caring and experienced dental experts
- Comfortable and relaxing office environment
What Are CEREC Crowns?
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. This method uses computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology to create dental crowns that precisely fit your damaged tooth. We will utilize this technology to take images of your tooth to create a digital model of it. This is used to fit your dental crown. Each crown is made from a ceramic block based on your personalized digital model and then shaded to match your smile’s natural color. Lastly, we will bond your crown to your tooth to give you a complete smile once more.
Benefits of CEREC Crowns
One of the biggest benefits of CEREC crowns is that they look and feel like your natural teeth. The technology allows for the most natural looking and feeling restorations because of how precise the digital imaging is. Additionally, the CEREC process is typically more comfortable for patients, and of course, takes a much shorter amount of time. Lastly, CEREC crowns are made to be durable, lasting up to 15 years with proper care.
Traditional Vs. CEREC Crowns Process
Traditional crowns are made out of a variety of materials, and they usually take 2 separate dental visits to complete. The dentist would take X-Rays of your damaged tooth, file it down to make room for the crown, and then use a putty to make an impression above and below the affected tooth. The impression will be sent to a lab, where it typically takes around 2 weeks to be made. After, you’d go back into the office to have your crown cemented to your tooth.
With CEREC crowns, you’ll enjoy a much shorter process. We will still take X-Rays and file down your damaged tooth, but then we will use an intraoral scanner to take photos of your teeth for a digital impression. This impression is then sent to our CAD/CAM software machine, which creates your digital tooth restoration. Then, the image is sent to our milling machine, where it will create your custom-made crown out of a single block of ceramic in about 15 minutes! Last but not least, we will polish your crown to match the color of the rest of your smile and then cement it securely to restore the look and function back to your tooth. Best of all, there is no follow up visit required!