Dental crowns have become a staple of cosmetic dentistry. Whereas porcelain veneers are great for tooth erosion or slightly cracked enamel, crowns are a great option if your teeth have some kind of structural issue, whether it is from traumatic injury, decay, or bad wear due to bruxism.
The main downside to dental crowns is that it can take up to two weeks for your new crowns to come back from the lab. Fortunately, there are options available that make the process much faster without sacrificing quality.
Single-Visit Dental Crowns
At B&D Dental Excellence we proudly offer CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. CEREC differs from traditional dental crowns in that they can be fitted in only one visit.
The appointment is really split into three parts. First Dr. Dunayer will examine your teeth and determine which need crowns. During the examination he will clear any decay and prep your teeth for the crown. Second he will take a three dimensional image of your tooth which will be used as a kind of blueprint for your new crown. Finally he will use the CEREC machine and the three dimensional image to craft your new dental crown and fit it over your tooth.
The most obvious benefit that CEREC has over traditional dental crowns is that it saves the patient time. Typically dental crowns require multiple visits and can take several weeks to be finished.
CEREC, on the other hand, can be done entirely in one visit. This also means that you do not have to leave the office with an unsightly temporary crown. CEREC crowns are crafted with high quality ceramic so that they look and function like natural teeth.
CEREC is a great option for patients who have busy schedules and cannot take multiple days off of work to visit the dentist. If you live in the West Nyack area and are curious about CEREC or would like to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (845) 627-7645 today.