CEREC® Same Day Crowns
CEREC® same day crowns allows our doctors to quickly restore damaged teeth with natural-colored ceramic restorations, saving patients time and inconvenience.
CEREC® is the world’s only system for the fabrication of all ceramic dental restorations in one office visit. With CEREC® you can be in and out in a single visit with a permanent, all-ceramic dental crown. For the patient this means fewer injections, less drilling, and less time out of your hectic schedule for dental care.
What does this innovation mean for a patient?
A tooth-colored restoration is natural-looking, compatible with tissue in the mouth, anti-abrasive, and plaque-resistant. We no longer need to create temporaries or take impressions and send them to a lab. Because of this, the traditional second visit has been eliminated.
How does it work?
The tooth that requires a CEREC® restoration is prepared and a 3D photograph is taken of the prepared tooth. From there, we use computer-aided design CAD software to create the restoration digitally.
Using a single block of porcelain that is color-matched to your current tooth shade, the digitally designed restoration is sent to a milling machine where your restoration is cut. The milling process usually takes about 15 minutes per restoration.
Once the restoration is finished being milled, it is fitted onto the prepared tooth and adjusted until the bite is accurate.
For more information on CEREC® and if it’s right for you, contact cosmetic dentist Gary Alhadef DDS for an appointment at 214-368-2434 or visit our website at www.dallascosmeticdental.com.