CEREC Same Day Crowns
CEREC crowns have changed the way many individuals feel about dentistry. Also known as same day crowns, CEREC technology allows an individual to be fitted for and to receive a crown in a single day. This means that the individual does not have to wear a temporary crown on their tooth and does not have to make a return visit for the placement of their permanent crown, which is something that can have tremendous benefits for many reasons.
What is a Same Day Crown?
CEREC, which stands for “Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics,” is the name of the machine used to craft CEREC crowns. With this technology, our Westgate Smiles staff is able to create a 3D model of your tooth and to craft it in a single piece from porcelain material. These crowns are also called same day crowns because the crown is typically created in the dental office while you wait.
After undergoing the necessary dental procedure prior to receiving your crown, such as a root canal, a digital impression is made of the affected tooth as well as the surrounding teeth. With 3D imaging, our staff is able to craft a crown that fits perfectly in that space. Some other benefits include:
- No cracking or leaking over time
- Easy blending with natural teeth
- Precision shaping and spacing of the crown
- Attractive appearance
What is the typical cost?
The exact cost of CEREC crowns varies depending on some factors. Many patients believe that it costs much more than a traditional, lab-made crown. However, this is not always the case. When you visit us at Westgate Smiles, we will speak with you to help assess whether CEREC crowns might be the best option for you. If you decide to opt for a same day crown over a traditional crown, we have convenient payment options available to help you with the costs. We can also assist you as you work with your insurance company to determine whether they will help cover the cost of a CEREC crown as opposed to a lab-created crown.