Cerec Dentist Novato Explains Benefits of One-Appointment CEREC Restorations

Written by Dr. McConnell on Jul 28, 2014

Sometimes your busy lifestyle may make it impractical to sit through lengthy appointments at the dentist’s office. Strides in dental technology have allowed us to streamline your visits so you can get on with your busy life. CEREC® (short for Chair side Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) crowns are once example of an updated technology that can help restore your smile in only one appointment! Offered at the CEREC Dentist Novato office¬≠¬≠, this is the only system available today for fabrication that allows quick and easy placement of restorations in one office visit. With CEREC® dentistry we can complete a permanent, all ceramic crown, onlay, or veneer in just one quick visit!

CEREC® Crowns Provide Single Appointment Convenience

As you probably know, most methods for dental restorations require multiple visits to the dentist. On your first visit with traditional restoration methods you would normally receive x-rays, local anesthesia, tooth preparation, impressions of your tooth, and finally a temporary restoration placed. The second appointment would require another injection of local anesthesia, removal of the temporary and, finally, bonding of the permanent restoration.

  • CEREC® Restorations require only one appointment
  • No messy impressions to worry about
  • No temporary crowns
  • Tooth colored ceramic
  • Metal-free
  • CEREC® crowns retain more healthy tooth structure

Obviously, CEREC® Restorations mean fewer shots, less drilling, and less time out of your busy schedule for dental care.

CEREC® Crowns Use Advanced Dental Materials

In years past, your dentist may have had few options for repairing decayed and damaged teeth. They could chose amalgam, gold, and other metals for restorations. With CEREC® crowns, your Novato Dentist uses strong, tooth-colored ceramic to restore damaged teeth to their natural strength, beauty and function. The restoration is chemically bonded to your tooth, resulting in a strong, healthy tooth structure.

One of the great advantages of CEREC® crowns is that the materials closely match the composition of your natural tooth structure. In other words, when you consume hot foods followed immediately by a cold drink, both the natural portion of the tooth and the restoration expand at almost the same rate, reducing the chance of a fracture.

If you are interested in learning more about CEREC® crowns and how they can help you, please contact the CEREC® Dentist Novato office for more information.