Same Day Dental Crowns
CEREC Digital Dentistry
With CEREC, Brookline Dental Specialists can now offer patients the time-saving convenience of same-day crowns, eliminating the need for two appointments for the sizing, shaping and placement of crowns and partial crowns. CEREC technology allows us to create an individually custom-fit crown right in our office!
CEREC, or CEramic REConstruction, technology was originally developed in Germany more than 35 years ago. Dentsply Spirona, the company currently behind CEREC, is continual to innovating and improving the technology behind CEREC, making it one of the most advanced digital dental technologies available today.
How Does CEREC Work?
To create same-day crowns with CEREC, we first take a comprehensive, non-invasive digital scan of your mouth, producing a precise three-dimensional model using the advanced CEREC software. With this custom 3D model, the CEREC machine then mills a crown that is more accurately shaped for a superior fit, with fewer adjustments.
CEREC crowns are created while you wait, so your crown is milled and placed in just one visit. These same-day crowns eliminate the need to make messy impressions molds, the placement of an awkward temporary crown, and extended wait times for your crown to be fabricated by an outside lab. With CEREC crowns, you no longer have the inconvenience of waiting weeks for your permanent crown or returning for a second appointment to have your crown placed and fitted.
CEREC crowns are created from a single block of proprietary ceramic materials. While traditional crowns have a metal base which can become visible along the gumline over time or cause unsightly discoloration of the gums, CEREC crowns contain no metals. With CEREC’s ceramic-only crowns, patients can be sure that their custom crowns will not cause the issues created by traditional crowns containing metal.
Benefits of CEREC
CEREC crowns look more natural among your existing teeth. CEREC ceramic materials come in a range of tones, allowing us to closely match the shade of your crown to your surrounding natural teeth. When placed and fitted, CEREC crowns are practically unnoticeable. Matching the shade of the CEREC ceramic to existing teeth works particularly well for partial crowns or crown restorations, which in the past, were often made entirely of metal, making dental work more noticeable.
High-tech, same-day CEREC crowns are durable and long-lasting. With proper home dental hygiene care and regular dental cleanings, CEREC crowns can last ten to fifteen years, similar or even longer than the life of a traditional crown. You can further ensure the longevity of your CEREC crown by choosing an experienced CEREC dentist, like the dentists at Brookline Dental Specialists; wearing a nightguard if you tend to grind your teeth while you sleep; avoiding chewing on hard objects, like pens or hard candies, and limiting your intake of stain-causing food and beverages, like coffee and red wine.
Advanced Dental Technology at Brookline Dental Specialists
CEREC same-day crowns are another digital dentistry technology that Brookline Dental Specialists is proud to offer our patients. As dental technologies advance, we are committed to providing our patients with the latest dental workflow options available. We believe these high-tech dental solutions not only improve outcomes for our patients, but also offer increased time-saving convenience.
At Brookline Dental Specialists, we love to see your smiles, but we know that multiple visits to the dentist can be inconvenient for your busy schedule. With CEREC same-day crowns, we can provide you with a high quality, technologically advanced digital dental treatment in just a single visit!
To learn more about our same-day CEREC crowns, contact us to schedule a consultation in Brookline, MA, today!