In the past, obtaining a dental crown to repair a tooth used to mean anywhere from two to three visits to the dentist to complete. However, at Gallery 57 Dental, we understand how hectic a family’s schedule can be, so we offer an alternative solution to obtaining strong, dependable restorations such as dental crowns in just one visit. Today, we’re going to discuss the advantages of the CEREC system, which offers New York, NY area patients same-day restorations.
What is CEREC?
Our dentists describe CEREC as a computerized system for creating dental restorations using CAD/CAM 3D technology. This system allows our team to design and fabricate a restoration such as a dental crown in a single visit. No need for wearing a temporary while waiting weeks for the final repair to occur.
Placing a CEREC crown
Our dentists begin by preparing the tooth that requires the restoration. Preparations often include the removal of the surrounding tooth structure. Then, digital images are taken of the teeth within a few minutes using special intraoral cameras and computer software. These images create a 3D computer model of the smile and enables the team to customize and design a dental crown to fit over the natural tooth structure remaining. Using an onsite milling machine, the restoration is created from a solid block of porcelain. The restoration is then complete, and the dentist can bond it in place in the patient’s smile.
Why do dentists use porcelain for dental crowns?
Porcelain is one of many materials commonly used in dental restorations. The benefit of porcelain is that it mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel. When a dentist creates a restoration using porcelain, he or she can match the color of the restoration with the existing teeth to ensure seamless integration with the smile. These materials are also sturdy and durable as well, making them ideal for dental work.
Learn more about one-visit repair for your smile
At Gallery 57 Dental, our team helps improve the health, function, and beauty of the smile in just one appointment. To make an appointment to discuss the placement of a same-day dental crown, call our New York, NY area office at 212.246.8700. We proudly treat individuals in the community and surrounding areas, and welcome new patients into our state-of-the-art facility.