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What are CEREC crowns? Are they really same-day?

Dental crowns are a type of restoration that your Edward St Dental dentist uses in various restoration situations. The crown itself looks exactly like a tooth and fits on multiple foundations to replace its look and function.

Dentists use dental crowns to finish root canals and dental implants and add them to dental bridges and other restorations that replace many teeth. Up until recently, most dental crowns were created in a lab from high-quality materials in a process that could take weeks.

CEREC Crowns Offer a Same-day Option

A CEREC dental crown is as durable and beautiful as a lab-created crown, but it cuts out the middle man by being created in-clinic instead of an outside lab. CEREC uses a camera and CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design and Manufacture) software to replicate and produce a tooth restoration all at once.

We start the process with a 3-D scan of the area to create an optical impression. This digital image is fed into the CAD software so that we can design a new restoration. Next, we use an in-house milling machine to make the porcelain restoration, polishing and placing it.

The time it takes to build the CEREC crown varies for each patient, but in general, the bulk of the process requires between 1 ½ to 2 hours at the clinic, with only part of that time spent in the chair.

Learn More about Same-Day Restorations

CEREC crowns are a modern marvel that can produce a dental restoration in Brisbane quickly and easily. To learn more about this excellent procedure, you may call us anytime.