CEREC is the only technology that enables dentists to create custom-made dental crowns from scratch in a single visit. Thanks to this system, you can walk into our office with a damaged tooth and leave with a fully repaired smile in just about an hour! Compared to the traditional method for making and placing crowns, CEREC requires less time, less drilling, and less hassle overall. When your smile needs a little TLC, CEREC can help you get it in record time.
Traditionally, getting a dental crown would require at least two visits to the dentist. At the first one, you would get injected with anesthesia, your tooth would be reshaped to fit the crown, an impression would be taken, and then a temporary crown would be fitted over the tooth. All that, and you’re still not done! You’d then return to your dentist’s office to have the permanent restoration put in. Thankfully, with CEREC, this entire process has been streamlined into a single appointment that will also be much more comfortable.
For a long time, dental crowns were primarily made of either silver or gold, and while these materials are very durable, they can quickly cause issues for a patient. They are unnatural looking for one, and the metals actually expand and contract as they are exposed to hot and cold temperatures. This can cause dental sensitivity and eventually make the underlying natural tooth crack!
With CEREC, Dr. Gasper instead uses a tooth-colored ceramic to fabricate his crowns. This material is more similar to real enamel in both color and structure and doesn’t respond as much to varying temperatures. The end result is that the crown not only looks better, but it will last longer as well. The material also bonds more readily to natural tooth structure than regular metal, helping Dr. Gasper maintain more of a tooth’s natural strength while repairing it.
While CEREC is mostly known for providing crowns, Dr. Gasper can also use it for other kinds of treatments. CEREC is able to fabricate inlays, onlays, and even veneers that can help strengthen and improve the appearance of the smile, delivering beautiful results in just a fraction of the time compared to other dental offices.
CEREC has become extremely popular over the years-- a restoration using this technology is placed about every 20 seconds around the world. With a 20 year history, that means dentists like Dr. Gasper have placed over 6 million restorations! That’s a lot of smiles!
To learn more about CEREC or schedule an appointment to get your teeth fixed in a hurry, contact us today.