CEREC Same-Day Dentistry
Do you need a porcelain veneer, dental crown, or bridge and don’t want to wait two weeks for a dental lab to produce one? Do you want to avoid wearing an unattractive temporary crown or bridge that can fail? Do you like the idea of getting your dental crown designed and manufactured by expert Summerlin cosmetic dentist Dr. James B. Polley? If so, then CEREC same-day dentistry can help you. Using this advanced CAD/CAM technology, we can get your dental restorations manufactured for you while you wait.
When Is CEREC Right for You?
CEREC is right for you if you need just one or two dental restorations. It can be used to create a:
- Dental crowns
- Dental bridge
- Porcelain veneer
- Tooth-colored filling (either an inlay or onlay)
Depending on which dental restoration is right for you. We use it for all routine dental crown and bridge work.
What Is CEREC?
CEREC is a chairside restoration CAD/CAM (computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing) system. This means that it uses computer software and special milling machines to create restorations that are designed specifically for you in our office.
After Dr. Polley has prepared your tooth or teeth to receive the dental crowns, dental bridge, or other restoration, he uses a special laser scanner to take a 3D picture of your prepared tooth. Now, if you’ve had a crown made in the past, you know that this is already better than the traditional process, with its plaster impression that you have to bite and hold for several minutes.
With a 3D scan, Dr. Polley then designs your restoration on the computer. He can custom-craft it so it will fit into your tooth. Next, you select the precise color for your restoration from a series of ceramic blocks that Dr. Polley will show you. This ensures that you have the best color match for your dental crown.
This design is then sent to a computer-controlled milling machine, which has been loaded with the ceramic block you selected. The milling machine will follow the precise design to create your new restoration, which is ready to be cemented in place and polished.
Advantages of CEREC Dental Crowns
CEREC dental crowns and other restorations offer many benefits, including:
- Can get restoration placed in one visit
- No need to wear temporary restorations that:
- Don’t feel right
- Don’t look right
- Aren’t as sturdy
- No plaster impressions
- Color match as good as dental lab’s
- Last as long as lab-created dental crowns
- Restoration designed by Dr. Polley, so there’s no risk of miscommunication
These benefits make CEREC dental crowns a great choice for you. And CEREC is capable of making restorations for virtually any situation.