IF YOU’VE EVER HAD A DENTAL crown put in somewhere besides our office, you might think of it as a major chore. First, you have to get a tooth impression. Then, a temporary crown is placed. Weeks later, you have to come back into the office, get the temporary crown removed, and a new permanent one (made in a lab) placed.
But guess what? At Dental Partners of Boston, we can seriously reduce the time and pain. We have this awesome machine called the CEREC: Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Using CEREC, your crown can be planned, created, and placed all in one visit.
Dental crowns protect teeth that are weak or cracked and in danger of breaking by forming a protective layer around the tooth. Dental crowns are also used in conjunction with dental implants and dental bridges to support other teeth in your mouth.
Crowns provide a natural-looking smile despite damage or reconstructive work.
So, how is the process of getting a crown placed different with CEREC? Here’s how it works: an infrared camera takes 3-D images of your damaged tooth and sends them directly to our CEREC machine. Your crown is then milled inside the machine right here in our office, providing us with the ability TO COMPLETE YOUR PROCEDURE THE SAME DAY! No annoying impression trays, no waiting for a lab somewhere else, and no uncomfortable temporary crown.
Our team is always looking for ways to make your visit more comfortable and convenient. With new technology and methods, we are excited to be able to make temporary crowns a thing of the past!
To find out how our dental crown procedure can benefit you, contact us. We’d love to talk to you.