CEREC in Brady
If you need a dental crown, you may think you have to block off a lot of time from your busy schedule to have it completed -- if so, that’s probably because you haven’t yet heard of CEREC in Brady. This is a method your dentist uses to complete crowns in a single appointment, and it’s transforming the way we think of restorative dentistry. Keep reading to learn what CEREC is and just how it works at Ritchie Dental Group.
What Is CEREC?
CEREC stands for “chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics.” That means it is a way for your dentist to create and place a dental crown all from the convenience of our state-of-the-art office. It uses CAD/CAM (computer aided design and manufacturing) technology and an in-house milling machine to streamline the process for dental crowns. We are pleased to have invested in this technology for patients of the Ritchie Dental Group!
One-visit crowns, just like the traditional kind, can correct a number of dental issues. Some of the most common include…
- Broken teeth
- Weak or worn teeth
- Severely decay when there is not enough room for a filling
- A leaking or broken filling or other dental restoration
- Teeth that bear significant cosmetic issues
How Does CEREC Work?
To repair a tooth with a CEREC dental crown in Brady, Dr. Greg will begin by removing any decayed tissue and bacteria from the area. The tooth will then be reshaped and a digital scan will be taken of the tooth and those that surround it. With this information, your dentist will be able to sketch your restoration electronically. This digital blueprint will then be sent to the in-house milling machine, where your dental crown is manufactured from a single block of dental porcelain. The entire process takes a little under two hours to complete.
What Are the Benefits of CEREC?
- Many adults have to take significant time off work to have a traditional crown placed, since they require two visits to the dentist. But thanks to the efficiency of CEREC, you don’t have to use up any extra sick time or vacation leave.
- The CEREC milling machine uses dental porcelain, a material that looks and feels just like your natural tooth enamel. That makes one-visit crowns a wonderful option for damaged teeth in the front of the smile as well.
- Digital impressions give your dentist a more comprehensive image of your tooth and the ones that surround it. More informed treatment planning leads to a better fitting, longer-lasting restoration overall.
- Digital scans are also more comfortable for you compared to traditional bite-down impressions.
- When a dental crown is completed in a single visit to the dentist’s, you don’t have to spend any time wearing a temporary crown.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
If you have a severely decayed or injured tooth that requires a dental crown, you are likely a perfect candidate for CEREC one-visit dentistry. Your dentist in Brady wants to help restore your smile! You are invited to request an appointment at Ritchie Dental Group today.