Whether you break a tooth or have a root canal, you will need a dental crown to protect it and make it strong again. However, it can take two weeks or more to get a crown from a dental laboratory. If you don’t want to wait for dental prosthetics like crowns or veneers to get back from a lab, Summit Pointe Dental can process Same-Day Crowns in their office.
A CEREC crown consists of dental ceramics that gets manufactured in our dentist’s office. CEREC, which stands for “Chairside Economic Restorations of Esthetic Ceramics,” not only involves manufacturing crowns, but this machinery also produces bridges, veneers, inlays, and onlays to restore teeth.
This equipment uses computer-aided drafting or computer-aided manufacturing technology to produce the restorations that Dr. Mark McFerran prescribes to fix your tooth. The system takes a precise digital image of your tooth so that the machine can mill the CEREC Same-Day Crown in Jackson, MI, out of dental ceramic.
As the CAD/CAM system makes the crown, our dentist near you will go to work preparing your tooth for it. If your tooth has a break, they will cement the tooth and then trim the sides to fit the crown snuggly. They will trim the sides so that the tooth takes on a pyramid shape to place the crown over it.
We attach the crown to the tooth with dental cement that gets cured to keep it from slipping slip off. After finishing the crown procedure, most people can’t tell it’s not a natural tooth.
Using this system to manufacture your crown keeps you from needing a second appointment with our dentist in Jackson, MI. You won’t need to come back to receive the crown as it gets finished in one day in our office.
These crowns can last 20 to 30 years with excellent care. To prolong the life of it, brush and floss your teeth daily, visit our dentist twice a year, eat a healthy diet, and take excellent care of your overall health. If you want to discuss CEREC Same-Day Crowns near you, contact Dr. McFerran at Summit Pointe Dental to book an appointment.