We are pleased to offer same-day CEREC crowns at Wappingers Falls Dental Arts. Same-day crowns are made of ceramic materials. They are also known as chair side crowns or CEREC crowns.
Same-day crowns are becoming more and more popular due to CAD CAM technology which dentists have embraced. CAD stands for computer aided designing and CAM stands for computer aided manufacturing.
This technology has been perfected over three decades. Here, everything from tooth preparation to fixing the final crown can be done in just a single appointment. There is no need for a temporary crown with this technology.
In addition, CEREC crowns require lesser preparation and filing than what is required for traditional crowns, so your tooth sustains less damage.
After preparing your tooth, our team uses a special camera, an intra oral camera, to take several 3D images of your tooth. Unlike traditional crowns, no impression of your tooth is needed.
With the help of a computer, our dentists and team design a digital 3D image of your tooth and crown with precise measurements. The design is edited for the unique surface of your tooth such as indentations, ridges, pits, and fissures. Once the final design is ready, a milling machine carves a replica of the design to make a crown out of a single ceramic block. It takes only several minutes to prepare your crown. Then, it is coated and baked in a special oven to give it additional strength and a finished look. Finally, one of our gentle dentists will fit and cement it onto your prepared tooth.
To learn more about same-day CEREC crowns in Wappingers Falls, New York, and to make your appointment with Dr. Shay Markovitch and associates, we invite you to call our office at 845-297-0757 today!