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Hate waiting around? You'll love CEREC same-day crowns. Our Waukesha, WI, dentists, Dr. Joel Jahimiak, Dr. Cathleen Raz and Dr. Kendra Loch of Complete Family Dentistry, explain how the CEREC process works.
A crown in just one appointment
If you've ever received a crown, you know that the process used to involve two dental appointments spaced two or three weeks apart. During the first appointment, your tooth was reduced in size, then your teeth were covered with soft dental putty to create an impression of your mouth. Once the impression was ready to send to the dental laboratory that would make your porcelain crown, your dentist created a temporary crown that you wore until your permanent crown was ready.
During the next several weeks, it was always in the back of your mind that your temporary crown could break or loosen if you accidentally ate the wrong thing. Steak, crusty bread, pizza and other hard and tough foods were all added to the list of foods that needed to be avoided. When the crown was finally ready, you returned to the dental office, where a few alternations were made to the fit before the restoration was cemented on to your tooth.
Thanks to CEREC, the long wait has been eliminated. When you visit our Waukesha office, we'll use innovative CAD/CAM technology to create your new crown while you wait. Because the entire process is computerized, uncomfortable dental putty is no longer needed. We'll use a digital camera to create a scan of your mouth, which will appear as a 3D image on our digital screen.
While you occupy yourself with a magazine or a game on your smartphone, we'll design and produce your crown in an hour or less. Once the design is finalized, it will be sent to our in-office milling machine, which shapes a block of ceramic or resin into a crown that will fit your mouth perfectly. We'll check the fit of the crown and make adjustments as needed. You'll leave the office with a brand new permanent crown and won't need to return until your next regular dental exam.
CEREC crowns take the waiting out of the crown process. If you've been putting off getting a crown because of the time commitment involved, call our Waukesha, WI, dentists, Dr. Jahimiak, Dr. Raz and Dr. Loch of Complete Family Dentistry, at (262) 549-6850 to schedule an appointment.