The traditional dental crown procedure requires at least two appointments with the dentist and it usually takes at least a week to restore a damaged tooth. With CEREC crowns this restoration can be done within one day and you'll leave your dentist with your tooth and smile fully restored in just a few hours!
Traditional crowns versus same day CEREC crowns
Traditional crowns can be porcelain/ceramic or metal, or porcelain fused to metal. The outer surface of such crowns is usually porcelain for the purpose of looks and the inner surface is metallic for offering a better bonding to tooth.
Same day CEREC crowns
CEREC crowns, also known as "single day crowns", are made of ceramic and take full advantage of today's Computer Aided Designing (CAD) technology. This technology has been perfected over the last 30 years. Because of this amazing technology, everything from tooth preparation to fixing the final crown is done in just a single appointment, avoiding the need of a temporary crown.
How CEREC technology works:
There are many advantages to CEREC crowns, such as saving time because everything is done in a single visit, saving money since there are less appointments, and it is a lot more comfortable than putting up with the putty-like impression pastes.