We are pleased to offer our patients CEREC® restoration services — a unique and convenient method of creating precisely-designed, color-matched, and highly durable ceramic dental crowns, inlays, and onlays (3/4 crowns) right in our Bucks County Smiles dental practice.
CEREC® stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. This CAD-CAM technology allows us to provide natural-looking, metal-free, all-ceramic restorations in one visit! No messy impressions, no waiting two to three weeks, no temporaries needed with this state-of-the-art procedure. We do whatever it takes to make our patients’ visits comfortable and less demanding on their schedules.
If you damage or break a tooth, you may need a crown. A dental crown is a type of prosthesis that sits on top of your existing tooth to keep it protected and looking good as new. With a traditional dental crown, getting the crown manufactured can take a few weeks. A CEREC® crown is a type of crown that can be made on the spot and fitted immediately.
The name Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic, or CEREC®, tells us a lot about the difference between a CEREC® crown and a traditional crown. First, CEREC® crowns are faster. You can get your crown fitted and placed on the same day with a CEREC® crown. Because no temporary crown needs to be made and fitted, CEREC® crowns are also economical. If you want a fast, safe, and effective way to have your teeth repaired, CEREC® crowns may be a good option for you.
At Bucks County Smiles, we like to fit our patients with CEREC® crowns instead of traditional crowns whenever we can because they are so fast and convenient. We love seeing our patients’ happy smiles when they leave our office the same day with their brand new “tooth.” CEREC® crowns can also be extremely helpful in cases such as root canal treatments or traumatic injuries.
CEREC® crowns offer many benefits, including the virtually instant nature of the treatment. Patients prefer the shorter process of CEREC® crowns and not having to come back for multiple appointments. CEREC® crowns have other benefits as well:
Because CEREC® crowns are made with advanced computer technology (CAD-CAM), their precision design and fit are very accurate, and typically few or no adjustments are needed.
CEREC® crowns appear natural because they are designed to match your exact tooth color. They look and feel natural and add to the attractiveness of your smile.
You may be wondering: How long do CEREC® crowns last? These new crowns can last many years with proper dental hygiene and care. In fact, in many cases, they may last longer than traditional crowns because their precision fit makes them less likely to incur unnecessary wear and tear.
When you come in for your appointment, we will take a digital scan of your mouth to build the CEREC® crown. The new crown is fabricated on-site, matched to the exact color and shade of your existing tooth. Once the crown is ready, our dentist will ensure it fits snugly and securely. The crown will be designed to create a perfect alignment with the rest of your teeth. At the end of your appointment, your new CEREC® crown will be a seamless part of your smile!
Bucks County dentistry patients come to our practice to find the most advanced dental care in the area. We provide many popular procedures, including CEREC® crowns, dental implants, dentures, veneers, and much more. Contact us by calling (267) 365-3004 or send us an email to get started on your new all-in-one appointment.