Leaving on vacation tomorrow and need a dental crown today? Do you need a crown but want to avoid a lengthy process and multiple trips to your dentist? With CEREC same-day crowns, you come in with a broken tooth and leave with a beautiful new crown in place.
Patients at Maine Family Dental are delighted to learn that we offer CEREC same-day crowns at our Bangor, ME dental office. Instead of a two-week wait for your crown, your dentist uses digital dentistry to complete the entire process in a couple of hours.
How CEREC Dental Crowns Work
Dental crowns are traditionally made at an outside dental lab using models of your teeth as a guide. Our dentist first takes impressions, creates the model, and then sends it to the dental lab. In about two weeks you would return to your dentist to have the new crown cemented in place.
CEREC technology eliminates this two-week wait because we plan, design, and fabricate your new crown during the same visit to our Bangor, ME dental office. Digital impressions do away with messy paste impressions and allow us to create a 3-D model of the tooth we’re treating.
Creating Your CEREC Dental Crown
Dr. Buxton uses the digital model to design your new dental crown using 3-D software. The design goes directly to a milling machine in our office that works like a 3-D printer. If you like, you can watch with amazement as your new ceramic dental crown is fabricated right before your eyes!
Once your CEREC dental crown is ready, Dr. Buxton will adjust it for fit and proper bite and cement it securely in place. The longevity of a CEREC crown is similar to a lab-fabricated crown. With conscientious oral care that includes hygiene and routine dental cleanings and exams, your CEREC crown may last as long as 15 years.
Schedule a Dental Appointment to Learn More
If you need a dental crown and are considering CEREC same-day crowns in Bangor, ME, please call Maine Family Dental for an appointment to get started.