CEREC One Visit Crowns – East Longmeadow, MA
Rebuild Your Smile in One Day
A dental crown holds a commonplace in restorative dentistry because it can be used for a variety of purposes, such as to save a tooth with a large break or significant decay. Traditionally, it requires two appointments to get the restoration you need. At Scannell & Hollinger, we understand your time is valuable and you need a more convenient solution. Now, you can enjoy same-day CEREC crowns in East Longmeadow. You will get the natural-looking restoration you need in just one appointment.
CEREC vs. Traditional Crowns
Traditional crowns are effective for restoring the health and function of a tooth using a multi-step treatment process. After your tooth is prepared and reshaped, you hold an impression material in your mouth for several minutes. Although it may have a foul taste and be uncomfortable, it is necessary to get the measurements required for your crown.
The impression is then sent to an off-site dental lab to be created, so a temporary crown is attached in the meantime. In about 2 weeks, you return for a second appointment to have the final restoration bonded to your tooth.
CEREC resolves this lengthy process to provide you with a comfortable and convenient treatment. After your tooth is prepared, a 3D impression of your tooth is taken for precise measurements. There is no need for a messy material. Your impression integrates with CAD/CAM software, where we create the specifics for your crown, such as the size, shape, and color.
The information is sent to our in-office milling machine, where your crown is cut from a single block of all-ceramic material. In less than one hour, it is ready to be bonded to your tooth by your dentist in East Longmeadow.
Benefits of CEREC
CEREC technology allows you to enjoy various advantages that are not possible using the traditional method, such as:
- Highly detailed and precise 3D impression.
- Reduced risk for error.
- Quick and convenient results.
- No need for a temporary crown or a second appointment.
- Durable for a long-term solution.
- Customized to look like a real tooth.
How Long Do CEREC Crowns Last?
Same-day crowns in East Longmeadow are proven to be equally as durable as those made the traditional way despite the entire process only requiring one appointment. Your crown is carefully crafted from high-quality all-ceramic material, which lasts for an average of 10 years before needing to be replaced.
You can help to protect the longevity of your crown by:
- Brush your teeth twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush.
- Carefully floss in between your teeth and around the crown nightly.
- Do not chew overly hard or sticky foods with the crown.
- Do not chew on inedible objects.
- Do not use your teeth as tools.
- Visit your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup.
CEREC Same-Day Crown FAQ’s
Our team of specialists offer CEREC same-day crowns because of their convenience and quality. Patients can now receive custom-made restorations in just one appointment. However, because this is a newer technology, many patients still have questions about the treatment. Drs. Scannell & Hollinger want you to have the information you need to make a confident investment in your smile. That’s why they’ve included the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about CEREC same-day crowns.
How Long Do CEREC Crowns Take to Make In-Office?
Instead of multiple visits to your dentist to get a dental crown, we can repair your smile with a CEREC restoration in just one appointment. After we’ve taken digital images of your smile, they’re sent to our in-office milling machine. Typically, this machine can custom make your crown in about 30 to 50 minutes. During this time, you can play on your phone, watch some TV, read, or we’re happy to chat with you. Then, in a matter of minutes, we’ll place your permanent crown.
How Long Do CEREC Crowns Last?
It’s important to understand that just because we can create crowns faster, doesn’t mean you’re missing out on quality and strength. A CEREC crown is just as strong and durable as a traditional one, lasting up to 15 years if cared for properly. Brushing and flossing everyday is a great start, but it’s also important to visit our office for regular checkups and cleanings to ensure that your smile stays healthy.
How Much Do CEREC Crowns Cost?
If you’re considering this treatment, you may be wondering about cost. Unfortunately, it’s hard to give you a precise estimate without examining your mouth first. The tooth that needs a crown and the condition of your oral health are some of the factors that can influence the price of your treatment. Plus, depending on your plan, insurance may be able to partially cover treatment, but this varies case by case. That’s why the best way to get a precise estimate is to visit our office for a consultation. We will carefully examine your teeth before developing your own personalized treatment plan.
What Are CEREC Crowns Made Of?
While crowns can be made out of various materials, our CEREC same-day crowns are carved out of a single block of durable ceramic. Its qualities are perfect for restorations because it’s strong, beautiful, and it even mimics the way your natural teeth reflect light for a seamless appearance. We can match the shade of the ceramic to your exact smile color, leading to the most natural-looking restoration available.
If you have any more questions, or if you’re ready to schedule a consultation, contact our office to speak with our friendly front desk staff!
Rebuild Your Smile Today!
If you have a damaged tooth, save it with a dental crown. If you are ready to experience the convenient side to dentistry, contact our office today to see if CEREC crowns are right for you.