Perhaps one of the most innovative and powerful dental technologies today is CEREC technology used to create same-day dental crowns. Many patients wonder what CEREC is, and we're happy to lay it all out for you. Our dental team is very excited about this technology, and we always look forward to sharing it with our patients.
What Can Dentists Create with CEREC Technology?
According to the Journal of Dentistry and Oral Care, CEREC can be used to fabricate:
- Inlays and Onlays
- Fixed bridges
- Dental implants
- Other orthodontic appliances
What’s the CEREC Process?
CEREC usually involves four steps.
- The dentist numbs and prepares the tooth and takes digital impressions of the patient’s mouth.
- The dentist uses computer software to design the custom restoration.
- The dentist sends the patient’s impressions to the milling machine to fabricate an exact restoration.
- After making any necessary adjustments, the dentist bonds the restoration to the patient’s tooth.
How Your Centennial Dentist Uses CEREC to Improve Your Smile
Dental professionals use CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic) to design and fabricate dental restorations on-site in the dental office. These restorations can repair tooth damage caused by decay, injury, or disease.
At Michael J. Franquemont, DDS, we create same-day dental crowns in Centennial, CO using CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) and CEREC technology for enhanced precision, comfort, and aesthetics. CEREC uses 3-D imaging software to create detailed, customized impressions of your teeth. Your dentist starts by taking x-rays and photographs using the CEREC machine, which uses the information to create a 3-D replica of your mouth.
We then send the impressions to the CEREC milling machine that fabricates the all-ceramic restoration. Finally, we shape and place the restoration to ensure it’s a perfect fit and complements the patient’s appearance. You can have a new and improved smile in a single dental appointment!
Same-Day Dental Crowns and Bridges in Centennial, CO
Are you interested in same-day dental crowns in Centennial, CO? Dr. Franquemont and our team are here to help you attain your best smile and optimal oral health. Whether you have a missing tooth or decayed and damaged teeth, our CEREC same-day crowns and bridges can fully restore your smile in only one appointment at our dental office.
Please call us today to schedule your appointment!