At Vibrant Dental, we have an unwavering commitment to our patients’ health and happiness—and that includes reducing your time spent at the dental office. We know our patients have busy schedules, and we want to do the best we can to accommodate them.
When you have any dental damage, our office wants to help get your smile back to health and get you back to your life as soon as possible! That’s why we offer one of the quickest and most effective means to treat a damaged tooth: CEREC, advanced technology that allows a high-quality, customized crown to be created and placed in a single appointment.
What Is a CEREC One-Visit Crown?
The greatest benefit of a CEREC crown is the convenience of having the entire procedure, from start to finish, complete in just one appointment! The fact that CEREC crowns are as durable, hypo-allergenic, and comparable in price to a traditional crown is just extra!
With our CEREC crowns, we can get you back to living a normal life in a fraction of the time as you could with a traditional crown. There is no need to make additional appointments to have your mouth modeled and to have a new crown or bridge put in weeks later; we take care of it all the first time.
Our one-visit crowns are perfect for those with busy lives. Not many people can afford the luxury of being able to schedule off work whenever they want, so getting a crown done in one day is the best option for many people.
How Do CEREC One-visit Crowns Work?
When patients hear that they can get a personalized dental crown during a single appointment, some may wonder if it is too good to be true. At Vibrant Dental, we have dedicated dentists who use only the top-tier dental technology, making one-day crowns not only possible but popular!
Using CEREC technology, we are able to image, model, create, and deliver crowns all in the same day! We pride ourselves on providing high-quality care and invest in our patients to make sure they have the greatest experience possible.
Digital Teeth Imaging
The first step in creating an accurate crown for your tooth starts with creating an accurate picture of the tooth. With the help of advanced imaging technology, our professionals at Vibrant Dental are able to do just that!
There’s no need for taking a mold of your mouth, which is often uncomfortable and can trigger the gagging reflex. Instead, we use a small tool with a high-speed swept laser combined with a camera to create dozens of small pictures of your tooth. This tool is much more comfortable than having a mold created the old-fashioned way.
Using the laser-camera combination eliminates the need to apply any additional powders or creams to your tooth for imaging. All that’s needed is a clean tooth!
While our dentists are taking pictures of your teeth, an advanced software system is hard at work stitching these images together to form a comprehensive scan of your tooth. Your dentist is then able to use this 3D model as a base for designing a custom crown.
With the assistance of special computer systems, we will create a crown that matches the color and size of your tooth exactly. Once the crown has been designed, it’s ready to be made!
Creating a crown is as simple as placing high-quality, hypo-allergenic material in the CEREC machine and uploading an accurate blueprint of your crown. Our CEREC machines quickly go to work carefully carving away layers of material, leaving a perfect crown when it’s done.
Creating a tooth from start to finish can happen in just a few minutes. It seems like something so durable and of such quality as a CEREC crown can’t possibly be finished that fast. But with our advanced technology, that’s the norm rather than the exception!
Once we have a high-quality, personalized crown completed, we’ll cement it directly into your mouth. Remember, there’s no need for a follow-up! Using special cement designed for oral use, we’ll install your appliance and have you out the door with a fully-functioning tooth before you know it!
Caring for Your Crown After Delivery
Once the cement cures, securing the crown to your tooth, your crown is ready for normal use. However, the process of getting a crown cemented may have some temporary side effects.
- Depending on the level of care you need before the tooth restoration is placed, you may experience more or less irritation in the areas surrounding the crown.
- In addition to some minor irritation, you may find your tooth is more sensitive to hot and cold for a few days. This, too, is normal.
Patients will rarely have adverse complications from same-day crowns, but that does not mean it is impossible. If you have prolonged pain or discomfort, this should not be the case. Contact us immediately, so we can help you be comfortable again.
What Can I Expect From a CEREC Crown?
Our crowns are made from a high-quality, hypo-allergenic, ceramic material; but that’s just a fancy way of saying you get the best crown for the best price.
With one of our same-day crowns, you won’t have to feel self-conscious about a highly visible metal crown. The ceramic your crown will be made from looks very similar to the original color of your teeth. All you need to worry about after it has been put in, is good oral hygiene!
Why Would I Need a New Crown?
Besides a painful accident that damages your teeth, our teeth are imperfect. Over time they can wear down and get chipped or cracked more easily. This superficial damage can lead to deeper problems or infections on the inside of your tooth later down the road.
A CEREC same-day crown can restore your smile in a variety of circumstances. The diversity to which this technology can be applied can help repair even the most difficult problems. Some of the issues that can be fixed with CEREC crowns are:
- Broken teeth.
- Chipped teeth.
- Cracked teeth.
- Infected teeth.
- Misshapen teeth.
As there are many problems that can occur over time, CEREC offers solutions that can address even the most extreme conditions.
In the event of an accident resulting in a damaged tooth, our CEREC crowns can be adapted to cover gaps, fill holes, and keep fragile teeth together. A CEREC crown can help keep your natural teeth intact through its diverse applications.
Because of CEREC technology, we are prepared for anything. We can quickly and easily repair your smile after an accident or infection. To see if your situation can be fixed through the use of CEREC technology, come in and talk to our team at Vibrant Dental today!
Root Canal Recovery
CEREC crowns are also used to cap a tooth that has just had a root canal procedure to seal the tooth off and protect it from further interior damage.
With a traditional crown, after the root canal procedure is complete, you are given a temporary, and often uncomfortable, crown to cover the gaps and holes resulting from the procedure. Those who do not have the benefit of same-day crowns will often have to wait weeks before the temporary cap can be exchanged for a new one.
With our services, you only need one appointment. After the root canal is complete, we will image your teeth and create a crown that can be installed and be fully functional by the time you leave the office.
Some individuals have unique or severe problems that necessitate removing a tooth entirely. Using CEREC crowns in conjunction with implant or bridging technology, we can create a replacement tooth for you when you need it.
If you feel you have a case that could require the removal of a tooth, schedule a consultation with us to see if implants or bridges are right for you. Here at Vibrant Dental, our goal is to make sure you get the kind and quality of treatment you deserve.
How Much Does a CEREC Crown Cost?
One of the greatest things about CEREC crowns is the cost. Not only are you able to get a fully functioning dental crown the first time you come into the office, but you will get a crown at about the same price as a traditional crown would cost.
This means that when you get a crown done through Vibrant Dental, not only is the crown delivered the same day, you’ll receive the added bonus of it being a high-quality crown!
Smile happily again! Our crowns can make a huge improvement on any smile, even if there are just a few tiny cracks or stains. If you are in need of a crown, we would love to help you! We are fully equipped and ready to get your teeth back to full health!
How Do I Care For a CEREC Crown?
CEREC crowns can be cared for in much the same way you care for your other teeth. Vigilant flossing and brushing are needed to keep harmful bacteria from building up between your teeth and around your gums.
While CEREC crowns are about as strong as your regular teeth, they are not indestructible. Be careful you do not eat foods that are particularly hard or can cause excessive wear on your teeth and crown.
One Call, One Visit, One Beautiful Crown!
One visit to Vibrant Dental is all it takes to get a damaged tooth fixed with a beautiful ceramic crown. If you have questions, we would love to help you find the answers. Come in for a consultation to see if the convenience and quality of our CEREC crowns are right for you.
We are ready and excited to offer you the best care available in the area. Call our office to schedule a CEREC appointment today!