As our lives continue to get busier and more hectic, we’re all looking for ways to save time. At LJ Dentistry, we understand how valuable your time is, and we strive to make every visit to our office comfortable and efficient for you.
For this reason, we are proud to offer CEREC one-visit crowns. This revolutionary milling system allows us to prepare and complete your dental crown in one visit. What used to take weeks, now only takes hours, and the process is much more comfortable for patients.
Dental crowns are needed to restore teeth that have been damaged, chipped, or fractured beyond what a dental filling can repair. The process to complete a dental crown is quite involved as it’s custom designed to replace your damaged tooth, and before CEREC, it was also a very time-consuming process.
Your doctor would begin by taking impressions of your natural tooth and making a temporary crown to be worn while your permanent crown was being crafted at a dental laboratory. This first appointment was lengthy, and the impressions were often messy and uncomfortable for patients.
You would then have to wear your temporary crown for two to three weeks and then return to receive your permanent crown at another lengthy appointment. Temporary crowns could potentially break or fall out, which would mean additional appointments at the dental office. The whole process could take anywhere from two to four weeks from start to finish; however, all of that has changed with CEREC technology.
CEREC utilizes 3-D imaging to scan your natural tooth, so no messy impressions are needed. The image of your tooth is transferred directly to the CEREC machine, which then uses high-quality porcelain to mill your new crown in around one hour, while you wait. Dr. Jackson and Dr. Lemon will then fit and seat your crown at that same appointment so you leave the same day with a durable restoration that naturally completes your smile.
The biggest benefit CEREC technology offers is saving you time. Many patients put off having crowns completed because of the amount of time it takes from their busy schedules. Now that treatment can be fully completed in a matter of hours.
CEREC uses high-quality porcelain to mill your crown, and 3-D imaging ensures that your restoration is made with exact precision. With CEREC, your smile will be restored with a crown that you can trust and be proud to share with the world!
At LJ Dentistry, Dr. Jackson and Dr. Lemon focus on offering patients the highest quality of care available, and this is why they stay current on the latest dental technology. We know you’ll appreciate the differences you experience when you come to our office, and we look forward to creating a life-long relationship with you!
Contact our office to learn more about CEREC and the other ways we are different.