CEREC Dental Crowns: Renew Your Smile in One Visit

Framingham Family Dental Care uses dental crowns to rebuild decayed or damaged teeth. Unfortunately, traditional crowns require several dental appointments spanning several weeks. In today’s bustling and demanding times, no one has time to undergo costly, repetitive treatments. The good news is that now you can get dental crowns in a single visit. Thanks to CEREC technology, Drs. Arvi Duka and Adelina Duka can prepare, fabricate, and install crowns in one day!

Same-day dental crowns mean a busy executive, soon-to-be bride, or a mother with little time to herself can achieve their brand-new smile without the wait. 

A trip down memory lane with traditional crowns

Traditional dental crowns involve numerous appointments spread over several weeks if not months. During the first appointment, your dentist prepares your teeth, takes manual impressions of your bite, and sends the images to an offsite lab to manufacture your crown. 

While waiting for your crown, you’ll wear an ill-fitting temporary crown to protect your prepped tooth. After a couple of weeks, you return to the dentist to install your crown. If lucky, your crown may be fitted the same day; otherwise, you may need to come another day if your crown needs significant adjustments. While traditional crowns are effective, the procedure demands considerable time from your already busy schedule.

Move over traditional crowns! Welcome to the world of CEREC Same-day dental crowns

Although traditional dental crowns are still popular, most dentists are switching to the more convenient CEREC dental crowns. CEREC, in full Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, uses CAD/CAM technology to allow dentists to create high-quality restorations in a single visit. 

After tooth preparation, our dentist takes digital impressions of your smile to create a 3D model of your teeth and surrounding structures. We then feed our CAD (computer-aided design) unit with the digital images to design your restoration. Once we finalize the crown design, we feed the image into an in-house milling unit to fabricate your crown. The milling machine carves your crown within 15 minutes from a solid block of ceramic material closely matching your tooth’s color.  

After milling, we make minor adjustments to the restoration’s fit and aesthetics if necessary. We then polish and bond your crown to your tooth using dental adhesives. That’s it! You can now show your beautiful, damage-free smile to the world.

Benefits of same-day dental crowns

Gone are the days of tedious wait. We can now restore your tooth’s lost harmony in a single visit! Some benefits of CEREC dental crowns include the following:

  • Time-saving
  • No need to “nurse” a poorly fitting temporary crown
  • Requires only one anesthesia shot 
  • Digital impressions replace messy manual impressions
  • Precise-fitting restorations

With the advent of CEREC restorations, you no longer have the excuse of time to deprive yourself of the beautiful smile you deserve. Framingham Family Dental Care offers same-day dental crowns to revive your smile without weeks of waiting. Please call (508) 665-2016 to book your consultation today.