At Valley Oak Family Dentistry, we are proud to offer the revolutionary CEREC same-day crown technology, bringing a new level of convenience and efficiency to restorative dentistry. CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, is a state-of-the-art system that allows us to design, create, and place high-quality dental crowns in a single visit.
- Efficient Digital Impressions:
- Digital Scanning: The traditional process of taking physical impressions is replaced by digital scanning, making the experience more comfortable for patients.
- Precise Measurements: The digital impressions provide highly accurate measurements for the design of the customized crown.
- Chairside Design and Milling:
- Immediate Design: Utilizing advanced CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing) technology, our dental professionals design the crown right in the office.
- Real-Time Milling: The CEREC machine crafts the crown from high-quality ceramic materials on-site, ensuring a precise and durable restoration.
- Single-Visit Convenience:
- Time Efficiency: With CEREC, the entire process of designing and fabricating the crown takes place during a single dental appointment.
- No Temporary Crowns: Patients can skip the inconvenience of temporary crowns and leave the office with a permanent restoration in place.
- Customized Aesthetics:
- Natural-Looking Materials: CEREC crowns are crafted from high-quality ceramic materials that closely mimic the appearance of natural teeth.
- Color Matching: The digital system allows for precise color matching, ensuring the crown seamlessly blends with the surrounding teeth.
- Minimized Discomfort:
- No Need for Multiple Appointments: The elimination of the need for multiple visits reduces overall treatment time, minimizing discomfort and inconvenience for patients.
- Digital Precision: The digital workflow enhances accuracy, leading to a better fit and reduced adjustments.
- Long-Lasting Durability:
- High-Quality Materials: CEREC crowns are made from durable and biocompatible materials, promoting long-lasting functionality.
- Precision Milling: The milling process ensures a precise fit, contributing to the crown’s durability and effectiveness.
- Comprehensive Restoration:
- Versatile Applications: CEREC same-day crowns can be used for various restorative purposes, including repairing decayed, damaged, or weakened teeth.
- Onlays and Inlays: In addition to crowns, the CEREC system can fabricate onlays and inlays for conservative and aesthetically pleasing restorations.
The implementation of CEREC same-day crown technology at Valley Oak Family Dentistry reflects our commitment to providing advanced and patient-centric dental care. With this innovative technology, we aim to streamline the restorative process, offering our patients a convenient, efficient, and high-quality solution for achieving a beautiful and resilient smile in just one visit.
CEREC technology is also used in other dental applications. We use the intra-oral scanner (Primescan) to take full mouth digital impressions which can then be used in orthodontic treatment planning (clear braces), implant restorations, and integrating with our 3D Imaging for more complex treatment planning.
For more information on CEREC, please visit this website.
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