Creating Functional Same-Day Crowns with CEREC® Technology
How Does CEREC Work?
CEREC is a computer-aided design and manufacturing unit that can scan, plan, and create dental crowns in a single appointment. By taking digital impressions of your smile and uploading them directly to the unit, Dr. Dovgan is able to digitally plan a custom crown that will keep your bite aligned and blend in seamlessly with your smile. The system is completely customizable, and Dr. Dovgan can work with you to modify your proposed treatment plan to suit your unique needs and expectations. The CEREC milling unit will then create your crown from a single block of high-quality porcelain.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Same-day crowns are a good option for any patient who needs a dental crown almost immediately. Crowns are a great restorative option because they can address both cosmetic and functional concerns such as:
- Misshapen teeth
- Disproportionate teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Teeth treated with a root canal procedure
CEREC crowns are generally a faster and more cost-effective alternative to traditional crowns because they eliminate the need for outside labs and temporaries.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Dovgan will assess your oral health and determine whether you are a good candidate for same-day crowns. If you have any concerns such as gum disease or cavities, these will need to be addressed prior to receiving your dental crowns. Severe cavities may require root canal therapy, which can be finished with a CEREC crown.
Benefits of Same-Day Crowns
There are several benefits for those who choose CEREC same-day restorations. CEREC crowns are generally a faster and more cost-effective alternative to traditional crowns because they eliminate the need for outside labs and temporaries. Rather than using digital impressions, CEREC uses digital scans to ensure accuracy and comfort. The porcelain used for same-day crowns is also highly durable.
Placing Your Crown
The procedure for placing a CEREC crown is very similar to that of a traditional dental crown, except that the treatment can be completed in a single day. Once your crown is securely in place, Dr. Dovgan will carefully polish and alter the crown if needed to make sure that it fits comfortably.
Schedule a Consultation
As both a restorative and cosmetic dentist, Dr. Dovgan can provide restorations that are both highly functional and aesthetic. CEREC is just one of the many technologies that he uses in his office to make treatment more convenient, comfortable, and successful for patients. To schedule a consultation, call us at (602) 867-1899 or contact our office online.