Whether from injury or poor maintenance, a growing number of folks enter our office seeking same-day services to restore their dental aesthetics. Drs. Chin and Pharar utilize CEREC® technology to quickly fashion your new crowns or bridges in a single appointment.
What is CEREC®?
CEREC® is not a material nor a style of crown or bridge. Instead, it’s a process we use to craft sturdy, natural-looking, and long-lasting dental devices so you can continue smiling! What used to take weeks, we now perform in roughly an hour. Don’t let the convenience fool you, you’ll receive a crown that’s as strong and beautiful as those that have been made in a lab.
What Are Crowns?
Crowns prosthetic caps that look like real teeth and are used to either cover a compromised tooth or as the visible component of a dental implant. In fact, this is the only part of the tooth you’ll see, barring injury or emergencies. So, a crown from us will replace your lost tooth and function in a natural manner after a successful dental implant procedure.
What Are Bridges?
This dental appliance looks and functions like real teeth and bridge the gap left behind by one or multiple missing teeth. If you have healthy supporting teeth surrounding the opening, bridges offer non-surgical cosmetic and functional benefits.
A Detailed Look Into the Process
CEREC® crowns are made of ceramic and mimic your teeth color, shape, and functionality! We will start the appointment off by conducting a digital scan of your smile. Once we digitally map your inner mouth, we have our blueprints for crafting a crown.
We’ll take the information to the milling machine, where the system will create digital blueprints for your crown or bridge. Once the machine turns ceramic into your desired appliance, we’ll stain them to match your enamel shade.
Then, carefully with dye, we will masterfully color your crown or bridge, making it look jaw-droppingly real. After that, it’s only a matter of fitting it where the device needs to go. All said and done, the process takes roughly an hour, but may take more time if you have multiple appliances that need to be made.
CEREC® Crowns and Bridges Craft Beautiful Smiles
If you’re longing for an improved smile or wish to restore the functionality of your jaw, let our office know today! We specialize in delivering comfortable, patient-centric care that goes above and beyond standard dentistry. Call Drs. Chin and Pharar today for the quality oral care you deserve.