In the past, having a crown placed could turn into a lengthy process extended over multiple visits to your dentist. If you need a crown placed for the first time or a replacement crown, we know that you don't want to wait. Fortunately, we offer CEREC same-day crowns to make the process of getting a crown as fast and efficient as possible!
How do CEREC dental crowns work?
During your visit, your Maine Family Dental Practice dentist will first prepare your tooth for a crown. This includes removing all signs of decay and gently shaping the tooth. This process does not require a messy, uncomfortable impression of your tooth. Instead, special dental material is applied to your tooth, and a digital image is taken of its contours. This image is sent to a computer screen, where your dentist uses the latest software to design your new crown. The "blueprint" for the design is sent to the CEREC milling machine, and your new crown will be created in about twenty minutes!
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Your dentist will check to make sure your dental crown fits perfectly, and then the crown is bonded to your tooth. This process leads to great results without the hassle usually associated with traditional methods of crown placement!