In the past when patients needed a dental crown, the procedure often took a few dental visits to make impressions, wait for the lab to fabricate the crown and then finally fit your smile with the new crown. In the meantime, patients would wear a less reliable temporary crown, which was more prone to breaking or damage. However, patients no longer have to wait weeks for their dental crowns. With revolutionary CEREC technology, our office now offers same-day crowns in Temple, TX.
Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, known as CEREC, uses unique CAD/CAM technology to produce same-day crowns in one dental visit.
While this treatment is considered new, dentists have relied on the CEREC software for over thirty years to create digital impressions and virtual models. The CEREC dental technology includes a camera, computer and milling machine to fabricate the dental crown in the office (this eliminates the need to send your impressions to an outside lab, which can take days to complete). Instead of performing standard impressions, we will take a 2D photo of your smile to upload onto our CEREC software, which will then transform the picture into a 3D image. The 3D image will allow our patients to preview their new smile before creating the dental crown.
CEREC technology promises a same-day dental crown that looks just like a natural tooth, mimicking shading, translucency and contouring. Once the crown is designed, the CAM technology fabricates the dental crown while the patient waits. The whole process only takes about an hour. Once the crown is finished, we will bond it to your old tooth to restore your damaged smile.
CEREC technology has restored over 28 million teeth, offers a long-term success rate of about 95 percent and is backed by more than 250 scientific studies.
Dr. Winegar will first perform a complete oral exam to determine if a damaged tooth can receive a CEREC crown. Then he will use digital X-rays and an inventive combination of CT and light scanning techniques to image the tooth and make a digital impression. This quick process eliminates gooey impressions and long wait times for lab work to be completed. He also shapes the remaining tooth enamel to receive the crown.
The digital impression gives the CEREC milling machine all the information needed to manufacture a beautiful all-ceramic dental crown. The manufacturing process takes 15 minutes or so. Dr. Winegar then bonds the crown securely in place, and it replicates the size, shape and color of the original tooth, creating a perfect bite and protecting remaining enamel from further damage.
The cost of dental crowns depends on how many are needed and the extent of the tooth damage. We believe that everyone deserves a beautiful smile, and the benefits of good oral health impact your overall health and quality of life. At City Creek Dental, we provide financing options, and we will work with you and your insurance to create a treatment plan.
CEREC same-day crowns can also cover dental implants – today’s best standard for tooth replacement. CEREC technology creates partial crowns, too – beautiful inlays and onlays that replace large fillings inside and around the cusps of teeth. Bonded right to the teeth, inlays and onlays seamlessly restore teeth to full function, bite, and aesthetics.
Our team of dental crown specialists will give you the smile of your dreams! To schedule your same-day crown in Temple, TX, contact us today!
We’ll make the process of paying for your dental care as simple as possible! Our office accepts a wide variety of PPO insurance plans, and we’re always happy to file your claim for you so that you can be sure to receive the maximum benefits available to you. City Creek Dental is in network with Delta Dental, MetLife, United Concordia and more! Call us today to find out how we can maximize your insurance plan!
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