At MayFair Dental Associates, we truly respect our patients’ time, which is why we’re continually working to make our care more efficient without compromising on quality. One of the biggest breakthroughs we’ve had on this front lately involves CEREC, a system that gives us the ability to create and place dental crowns that can fully repair damaged teeth in just one visit. Thanks to CEREC, you can get your smile restored and back to your regular life in less time than ever.
CEREC stands for “chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics,” and while that might be a mouthful, the way it works is actually quite simple. It uses computer-aided design/manufacturing technology, enabling us to create dental crowns in just one appointment with extreme precision. The traditional way of making crowns typically required a patient to attend at least two appointments and undergo an impression using messy dental putty. CEREC takes care of both of these problems, saving patients time without compromising on quality.
After you and your dentist decide that getting a crown is the right choice for your smile, the process of getting a crown with CEREC will take the following steps:
Altogether, the process only takes about an hour from the moment you initially sit in the chair.
If you have a tooth in need of repair, you can now get it taken care of in the same time as your average lunch break, and it will be just as strong and natural-looking as any crown that was made in a lab. To learn more about CEREC or schedule an appointment, contact us today.