If you’ve recently been told you need a dental crown, you should consider a new advancement in crown creation – CEREC same day dental crowns.

CEREC same day dental crowns are the latest in dental restoration technology – providing many more benefits to patients (and their smiles and teeth) than traditional dental crowns.

Below we explain what CEREC is, share a video that shows the same day crown process, and compare same day crowns to traditional crowns.

What is CEREC?

Same day dental crowns are made using CEREC digital technology. CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, or CEramic REConstruction, and uses computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to assist dentists in restoration work.

While this may sound really intense and expensive, CEREC made crowns are actually an easy procedure and about the same cost as a traditional lab-made dental crown. Using CEREC technology, patients can receive complex restorative dental care in one day versus having dental work spread out across several days, weeks, or even months.

How Same Day Dental Crowns are Made

Want to see how a CEREC same day dental crown is created?

A few years ago, The Doctors TV show featured a segment on CEREC-made dental crowns. The clip is below, and does a great job explaining and showing just how the process works.

Pretty cool, right?

Same Day Dental Crowns vs. Traditional Crowns

Same day dental crowns

  • One visit – everything can be completed without you ever leaving the dentist’s chair;
  • 95.5% success rate following a period of 9 years;
  • 84% success rate after 18 years!
  • The digital impression process is more comfortable than traditional impressions.

Traditional dental crowns

  • Are completed over several visits to the dentists’ office;
  • Average lifespan of a crown is 10 years;
  • Many different types of crowns, and ways of creating a crown.

CEREC Same Day Dental Crowns at Sninski & Schmitt Family Dentistry

Now that you know how CEREC same day dental crowns work, it’s time to schedule your appointment! We have two dental offices to conveniently fit your schedule – Holly Springs and Cary.

Call our Holly Springs dental office at 919-600-6262, our Cary dental office at 919-467-2203, or schedule online.