When you have a tooth with severe decay or damage, a dental crown may be necessary to repair the tooth. Traditional dental crown treatment requires multiple appointments over several weeks while you wait for your crown to be fabricated at an off-site laboratory. At Hunt Valley Dental in Hunt Valley, Maryland, we can finish the entire process in just a single visit with CEREC same-day crowns. With this method, we allow you to avoid wearing a temporary restoration and leave the office with a fully restored smile.
CEREC stands for “Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics.” With the help of sophisticated computer technology, we can take digital impressions and completely fabricate a high-quality dental crown all in the same appointment.
The traditional crown procedure requires taking physical impressions of the mouth using a mold and then sending this information to an off-site dental laboratory where the crown is made. It typically requires a few weeks for the crown to be manufactured, and you would need to wear a temporary crown during the interim.
With the CEREC system, we take digital scans of the mouth. That information is then inputted into the CEREC machine, which will mill your new crown out of a block of high-quality ceramic. The shade of ceramic is color-matched to your natural teeth, so the final restoration blends in seamlessly.
There are several advantages of choosing CEREC crowns from Hunt Valley Dental.
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At Hunt Valley Dental in Hunt Valley, Maryland, we are committed to using state-of-the-art technology that improves your dental experience. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at (410) 771-6300.