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The Benefits of Same-Day Crowns (CEREC)

September 29, 2018
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Posted By: Andrew Anderson, DDS
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If you've ever needed a dental crown, you know how time-consuming this treatment can be. Fitting two long appointments into your schedule and waiting for one to three weeks for your final restoration can feel daunting! The good news is that your Edina, MN dentist has a revolutionary solution that will save you time and stress when you need a dental crown.

What is CEREC?

CEREC is an innovative technology that allows your dentist to complete a crown from start to finish in about 90 minutes. That's right! In one visit, your crown will be custom designed, fabricated from high-quality porcelain, and permanently placed so that you leave your appointment with a fully functioning and aesthetically pleasing restoration.

How is this possible? CEREC utilizes 3D technology that allows your dentist to scan an image of your tooth directly to a computer, which gives them the ability to design your crown to their exact specifications. Once your restoration is customized, it is then crafted using high-quality porcelain in a milling machine that is located in your dentist's office. After your dentist finishes your crown, they can place it and make the necessary adjustments so that it complements your bite, and you're done!

Is CEREC as Reliable as a Lab-Made Crown?

CEREC uses the highest quality porcelain for your dental restoration, and 3D imaging allows us to get a more accurate image of your tooth, which means that you get a better fit with fewer adjustments needed. Using CEREC also eliminates the need for the messy and uncomfortable impressions taken in the past.

Patients appreciate the time they've saved and the quality they receive with a CEREC crown, and the cost is about the same as a lab-made crown, without all the hassle.

Would you like to learn more about CEREC? Your team at 50th and France Dental Care is happy to discuss how you can benefit from CEREC for your next restoration with you. So give us a call!

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