CEREC One-Visit Dental Crowns in Waco, TX
At Heart of Texas Smiles in Waco, TX, our team places an immense amount of significance on patient comfort and convenience. We understand your busy schedule doesn’t always allow for multiple visits to the dentist’s office, and we equipped our practice with technology that makes your dental care more beneficial. CEREC technology is just one of the ways we provide patients superior restorative dental care in Waco and surrounding areas.
CEREC Same-Day Crowns
Previously, a patient in need of a dental crown was required to schedule multiple appointments at the dental office. Messy impressions were taken using putty material that often resulted in patient discomfort, and the final restoration couldn’t be placed until this data had been sent to a separate laboratory location. In the meantime, the patient had to cope with a temporary crown taking extra care to avoid certain foods while they waited. Today, however, CEREC has changed all of that.
CEREC (Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic) is a method by which our doctors are able to prepare a patient’s tooth, create custom restorations, and place it all in a single visit. There is no need for foul-tasting impression putty or gagging while you wait for the mold to harden. Instead, we take a digital impression of your dentition and this information is sent directly to the CEREC 3D software. The digital images of teeth are converted into data that is used to mill your custom restoration.
When the CEREC milling unit has completed the process of creating your new crown, we perform the placement phase of treatment. Our doctors verify that your new, metal-free restoration fits perfectly adjusting for proper placement and comfort as needed before bonding it to your prepared tooth. Due to the nature of the CEREC process, we are able to conserve more of your natural tooth structure, thereby adding strength and beauty. You’ll love how natural your restoration looks and feels, and your pocketbook benefits, too. Because only one visit is required, you save both time and money as compared to the traditional method of crown fabrication and placement.
Schedule Your CEREC Consultation Today
If you’d like to learn more about the substantial benefits of CEREC technology, we invite you to contact our office in Waco, TX today. Our doctors and friendly, caring team are excited to share with you the numerous advantages afforded by this revolutionary technology. We also serve patients from West, Robinson, and beyond.