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How Long Does It Take to Make a CEREC Crown?

May 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — carlsondental @ 10:03 pm
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Just a few years ago, it required multiple weeks to get a dental crown to protect your damaged or structurally compromised tooth. Today, it doesn’t take nearly as long to get what your tooth needs when you choose a CEREC crown. With the CEREC system, you can have a custom-made crown before you know it. Read on to learn more from your dentist in Jacksonville about the production process and how long it takes for your restoration to be made.

What Is the Production Process for a CEREC Crown?

Making a CEREC crown is a relatively simple process. First, a three-dimensional impression is taken of your teeth with the use of a small camera. The entire impression is made digitally, so there is no need for you to bite into a mold. Then, the CEREC machine uses computer-aided design to fabricate the tooth from a block of porcelain.

Because the photos and computer models are so accurate, the crown is made to your dentist’s exact specifications. Once the crown is formed, it is then glazed and color-matched to be the exact shade of your surrounding teeth. Lastly, your dentist places your permanent crown.

What’s the Timetable for My CEREC Crown to Be Ready?

Overall, it takes about two hours for your crown to be created. This can be done in a single dental visit. You just need to sit in the chair for a quick photo impression, and the computer essentially does the rest of the work. Your dentist only needs a few minutes to place the crown when it is complete, and then you will be on your way!

The Advantage of Selecting a CEREC Crown

CEREC crowns are just as reliable and durable as other crowns, but they are so much quicker to make and attach than the traditional version. Crowns typically have a lifespan of 10-15 years but can last even longer with proper care. This type of crown is made from porcelain – the preferred material for crowns and veneers.

When Is a CEREC Crown the Right Answer?

The only way to know if you are a good candidate for a CEREC crown is to visit your dentist. Typically, this type of restoration is recommended for patients who have:

  • A severely decayed tooth with a large filling
  • A broken tooth that needs extra support
  • A tooth that has just received root canal therapy
  • A tooth that is severely misshapen or discolored

With modern dental technology, crowns can be made faster than ever before while maintaining a high level of quality. Talk to your dentist in Jacksonville to discover if CEREC One-Visit Crowns are right for you!

About the Practice

At Carlson Dental Group, we are dedicated to helping you achieve a gorgeous smile as all your dental needs are met in one convenient location. Our dentists can provide specialist-level care at our Riverside office. If you need help relaxing, we offer sedation dentistry. If you are interested in a same-day crown via CEREC technology, we are ready to help! Schedule an appointment on our website or call (904) 262-8449.

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