At Rock Ridge Family Dentistry, we’re always looking for ways to provide an even higher standard of dental care. We’re excited to invest in state-of-the-art dental technologies because it means that you’ll receive more advanced, effective, and efficient treatment. After all, we’re here to keep our patients smiling!
Our office is equipped with a CEREC machine, which allows us to provide same-day dental restorations. This machine is truly changing the way we practice dentistry, and it also has a number of great benefits for patients.
About CEREC Technology
The CEREC machine a kind of all-in-one system that Dr. Louk and our team use to complete the design and the production of dental restorations, such as dental crowns. CEREC actually stands for “Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics.”
We first take digital images to create a virtual restoration. This virtual design is then sent to an on-site milling unit that manufactures the precise, natural-looking restoration. Once it is complete, we’ll place and fit it right then. The entire process only takes around a couple hours!
CEREC Crowns FAQ
We’ve compiled some of the most common questions about CEREC crowns. If you have a question that is not listed here, please feel free to contact us and we’d be happy to talk further!
What Are the Pros of CEREC Crowns?
One of the biggest benefits of CEREC crowns is how much time it saves patients. Normally, it takes a couple of visits to complete the entire restoration procedure because it involves sending your images to an off-site laboratory for manufacturing. Since we’re doing everything in-house, in a single appointment, you won’t have to make additional trips to our office.
Another benefit of taking care of everything in one visit is that we won’t need to place a temporary crown for you to wear until your permanent one is finished. The crown you get is the crown you keep!
How Much Do CEREC Crowns Cost?
Many people might think that because there are so many benefits to CEREC crowns they’ll be more expensive than traditional restorations, but that’s not necessarily the case. Using CEREC also means fewer visits and no need to work with an outside laboratory. Many times, a CEREC crown costs about the same as a traditional dental crown. We’ll be able to give you a more accurate estimate once we’ve seen what work needs to be done.
How Do I Know I Need a CEREC Restoration?
If you have a weakened or damaged tooth, such as one with a crack, decay, or an old restoration in need of replacing, then you could benefit from CEREC. We can provide an evaluation in-person to determine if CEREC is right for you!
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