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.
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.