March 18, 2017
Who wants to wait weeks for a permanent solution for a broken tooth or a complex cavity? While traditional dental crowns may have been a lengthy process, CEREC in Grafton from Kern Family Dentistry provides a same-day solution. Since we use this innovative in-office technology, you can get the long-lasting, natural looking oral restoration you need in one visit. Learn all about CEREC porcelain dental crowns in this post from Dr. Joe Kern.
What Is A Dental Crown?
A crown is essentially a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth. They restore the shape and size of the tooth, and also make your smile look great because we use aesthetically pleasing porcelain. They’re usually used when a cavity is too large to be treated with a filling, to protect a weak tooth, or to cover a tooth that’s broken or has undergone root canal therapy.
What Is CEREC?
CEREC is a revolutionary technology that provides a long-lasting porcelain dental crown in one dental visit. CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (also known as CE-ramic REC-onstruction). When you see Dr. Kern, you’ll go through the following process for your same-day crown:
- A digital camera will take a detailed picture of your mouth and the tooth that needs repaired.
- An advanced computer software will then convert that picture into the dental crown that’s right for you.
- Dr. Kern will prepare your tooth to make it ready for the placement of the CEREC crown.
- An in-office milling unit will create your perfectly designed crown from a single block of porcelain – all right there in Dr. Kern’s office, at the same appointment.
Why Is CEREC Superior To Traditional Crowns?
Traditional crowns are a drawn-out process. At your first visit, your tooth would be prepared, you’d have a molded impression taken to assist in making the crown, and that impression would be sent off to the lab.
You’d have a temporary crown placed and then you’d be sent home to play the waiting game. After the lab finally completed your crown – a couple weeks later – you’d go back to the office for a second visit to have the permanent crown placed.
While traditional crowns work just fine, there is a true difference in the patient experience when visiting Kern Family Dentistry as your dentist in Grafton. Who wants to come back for another visit when this technology makes a second appointment unnecessary?
CEREC offers a convenient, long-lasting solution without the messy impression in the very same office visit.
Does CEREC Work?
Yes! Although it might seem too good to be true, CEREC same-day crowns have been thoroughly researched and shown to be highly effective. We know from experience that patients love CEREC – but don’t take it from us. See for yourself – watch this quick video from The Doctors TV show on how this same-day solution performs.
Now that you know all that CEREC from Kerns Family Dentistry can do for you, schedule your appointment today and restore your smile to its former glory!
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