How Does CEREC Create Crowns In One Visit?

Did you know that CAD/CAM technology allows our team to create and place a custom-made dental crown in one visit? For our Omaha, NE, patients with damaged or decayed teeth, these restorations can help improve the health and appearance of their smile.

The CEREC System

In the past, receiving one meant taking impressions by biting down on gooey, bad tasting molds and wearing a temporary restoration for one to two weeks while your final restoration was crafted. Now, we prepare the tooth by removing a small segment of structure and then take detailed digital impressions in a matter of minutes, no molds necessary. The digital impressions will be used to design a 3D model, which will then be uploaded into the CEREC machine. The machine then mills the crown from ceramic. Finally, we place it in the same sitting.

Fixing Teeth (and Replacing Them)

The ceramic we use mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel and can be shaded to match surrounding teeth. The material also contains stain-resistant properties and offers durable restorations. We place them to repair cracked or chipped teeth, address decayed or infected teeth, lengthen worn down teeth, and help close gaps between teeth. We can also anchor a dental bridge or restore a single tooth dental implant.

Keeping Your Restorations Bright

Like your natural teeth, your new restoration requires routine care to protect it form underlying health issues and discoloration. You should brush your teeth twice a day and floss every night before going to bed. We also suggest seeing us for routine exams and cleanings once every six months. With these steps, you can help your new crown stay bright and strong! If you have any questions about our same day crowns, or if you think you need one, then contact our team today.

Ready for a Same Day Crown?

Our treatment options can restore the health and beauty of your tooth. To find out more, schedule a consultation by calling Pacific Hills Dental in Omaha, NE, today at (402) 330-2243. We also serve the residents of Papillion, Elkhorn, La Vista, Millard, and all surrounding communities.