Say Goodbye to Waiting With CEREC Crowns

CEREC Crowns Ann Arbor MI dentists

Perfect for patients who are in need of protection for a weakened tooth but don’t want to wait around for a lengthy process, we present to you CEREC same-day crowns! Our Ann Arbor, MI, dentists can examine the tooth in question before designing, making, and adhering the crown in a single appointment.

Keep reading to learn more about CEREC crowns.

What Are Same-Day Crowns?

A CEREC crown is a highly durable ceramic dental crown that is made and placed using computer-assisted technology. It functions the same as a traditional crown but is fabricated in one day for a speedier procedure.

CEREC actually stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. This sounds like a mouthful but refers to the system that uses computer-aided design and manufacturing to create materials for dental restoration. Having this technology in the office eliminates the need to have porcelain crowns produced in a dental lab.

Pros of Choosing a CEREC Crown for Your Smile 

There are three major advantages to having a CEREC crown. The most obvious benefit being that our dentists can create and place them on a tooth in one visit to our Ann Arbor, MI, dental office. With traditional crowns, patients would have to come see us two times and wait upwards of several weeks for the procedure to be completed.

The strength of a same-day crown is also something to consider. The tooth receiving the crown will be vulnerable and in need of protection. You want the crown that will sit on top of it to withstand the force that comes with chewing and talking. CEREC crowns are built from very strong ceramic that can resist abrasion and last well into the future.

Lastly, a crown should blend in with your natural teeth and a CEREC crown does just that. The ceramic used for the crown’s creation is tooth-colored to match the shade of your existing teeth. Our dentists will use a shade guide to select the right color before moving forward with fabrication and placement.

What You Can Expect

Our dentists will start by taking digital impressions of the tooth in need. These pictures are what we will use to create a model of the crown on the computer before it is physically crafted.

The model will take some time to tweak but once our dentists are satisfied with how it looks, we’ll send the design to the milling unit in the office. At this machine, the crown will be carved from a strong block of ceramic material that closely matches the color of your natural tooth enamel.

The newly finished crown will be examined to ensure that it is the correct size, shape, and color before it is placed. Our dentists will prepare your mouth for the incoming crown and cement it to your tooth. We’ll also have you bite down to make sure it fits properly before sending you on your way.

Do These Crowns Require Special Daily Care?

Just like your natural teeth, dental crowns should be kept in good shape every day to prevent damage. Be sure to practice regular oral hygiene habits like brushing at least twice a day and flossing daily. There is no special care needed with a CEREC crown but proper oral care will protect the underlying tooth from decay or gum disease.

Speak With Our Dentists About CEREC

Skip the double-visit process with same-day crowns from our dentists in Ann Arbor, MI. We’ll assess whether one is necessary in the first place and go from there! Call Liberty Dental at (734) 994-0909 to request an appointment.