CEREC Same Day Dental Crowns
You will find many technologies at Ontario Dental Center that you cannot find at other dental practices in San Bernardino County. From laser dentistry and digital X-rays to advanced CT scan options, we invest in technology with safety, comfort, convenience, and patient satisfaction in mind. One such technology we take particular pride in is the state-of-the-art CEREC same-day dental crown technology we use in our office. When dental crowns and CEREC in Ontario, California, come together at the office of Dr. Mukesh Patel, patients can have their natural teeth restored both functionally and cosmetically in just a single visit. Patients love the convenience of CEREC and the fact that neither strength nor quality is compromised for the sake of convenience.
What Makes CEREC Special?
In the past, a dental crown would be applied if a patient needed to protect and reinforce a tooth that had been weakened by damage from factors such as decay or a root canal. Traditional dental crowns require multiple appointments set several weeks apart, during which a temporary crown would have to be used. A temporary crown can present its own issues since it is not perfectly fit to your tooth and can sometimes pop off. During your first visit, a physical mold would need to be taken so that it could be sent to an off-site lab where your crown would then be crafted. The tooth would then be prepared for your crown, and you would walk away with the previously mentioned temporary crown. You would then return for a second appointment weeks later to have the temporary crown removed and the permanent crown put into place. This creates an issue of inconvenience for many patients.
This is not the case with CEREC, which stands for “Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics.” This name sums up exactly what the technology provides to the patient – a strong, durable dental crown in just a single visit. At Ontario Dental Center, we will craft your crown in a single visit while you remain in the office. Once your tooth is prepared, Dr. Patel uses specialized software to design your tooth based on the information he collects. This software is similar to the Computer Aided Design (CAD) products that architects use to design a house. Instead of designing a building, we design your crown digitally, manipulating a three-dimensional model of the tooth to create restorations to your unique specifications. Using this information, our onsite milling machine shapes the tooth structure from a block of quality dental porcelain that is built to last. Once the crown is ready, Dr. Patel will ensure it fits properly and looks great before bonding it to the rest of your tooth. Additional refinements can be made in a matter of minutes, thanks to onsite technologies.
The Technology Which Makes CEREC Same Day Crowns Possible
The CEREC milling system allows for the manufacture of a long-lasting ceramic crown that provides the same strength and durability as traditional dental crowns, which take much more time to fabricate. CEREC utilizes a form of technology that combines Computer Aided Design (CAD) with Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) which takes digital images of your mouth and transfers those into a special design system to create your personally crafted crown within one machine while you wait here at our office. All of this is accomplished within a single visit, allowing you more personal time for family, friends, and work. CEREC technology is unbeatable, and our patients love the convenience it offers.
Same-day crowns and benefits explained by Dr. Mukesh Patel at Ontario Dental Center
What are same-day dental crowns?
Hello, I am Dr. Patel from Ontario Dental Center. We are going to talk about same-day crowns today.
Same-day crowns are a new technology that makes it possible to make a crown within a day while you are still in the office.
The crowns are typically used to fix broken teeth, replace any missing teeth, or even change the color or size.
Traditionally the process of making a crown takes about two to three weeks. But this advancement in technology makes it possible to make it in less than an hour.
How does the process of same-day crowns work?
The tooth is prepared just like the old days, but instead of taking the molds with the gluey stuff, we use the high-tech 3D camera and scan your teeth.
The file is transferred to the computer, and the crown is digitally designed the way you want. The design is then transferred to the special milling machine which makes the crown in less than an hour.
What are the advantages of same-day crowns?
The main one is the crown’s perfect fitting because it’s completely computerized, and there is no human error.
The second advantage is you don’t have to take Impressions with the gluey stuff, which most people feel uncomfortable and gag.
The other advantage is there is no second appointment, and it saves you time.
The most significant benefit is the patients don’t have to get on the shot. They don’t have to get numbed again because you get the crown ready on the same day.
Why Our Patients Love CEREC Same-Day Crowns
Restorations created by CEREC, including crowns, inlays, and onlays, require the following:
- No wait
- No return visits
- No fragile temporary restorations
- No need to numb you more than once
- No headaches
If you are ready to learn more about CEREC same-day crowns, which Dr. Patel created completely, precisely, and in very little time, please call Ontario Dental Center at (909) 414-3535 to schedule an appointment.