When most people think of dental crowns, they remember the last time they had a crown placed by their dentist. It usually involved two appointments to complete the process. During the first appointment the tooth would be reshaped to accommodate the crown and then an impression (or mold) taken of the tooth; this impression would be used to create your permanent crown at a dental lab. About two weeks later you would return for a second appointment have the new crown cemented in place.
Convenient One-Day CEREC Crown
CEREC Crowns are a great new development in dentistry to eliminate the inconvenience usually associated with traditional crowns. The advantage of one-day crowns over is that the permanent crown is fabricated right in our Novato, CA CERECS Dentist office while you wait, eliminating the need for a second appointment.
When you choose CEREC Crowns, your first visit to our dentist will include shaping of the tooth as usual. After this step, an image is taken of your tooth with an infrared camera, and this image is then input to a computer program so that your dentist can actually view a model of your tooth to aid in constructing your CEREC Crowns.
A milling machine is used to fabricate your permanent crown from a single block of porcelain. The crown is cleaned and polished, refined to fit perfectly, and secured in your mouth. Usually this entire process takes about two to three hours to complete
Comfortable, Stress-Free Treatment
The placement of a CEREC Crown by our dentist is an efficient process with very little stress to the patient. However, some patients who are generally nervous about dental visits may feel some anxiety about the procedure.
Please contact our Novato, CA CERECS Dentist, and we will be happy to arrange a consultation beforehand to decide if sedation is an appropriate option for you.