Thanks to advances in modern technology and the rise of CEREC® technology, same-day dental crowns can now be used. Using computer-assisted technology, your dental impression can be precisely read to design a dental crown that is customized directly to your individual oral health care needs all in the span of a single afternoon!
CEREC dental crowns are designed, shaped, customized, and installed all in the period of a single day. With many other types of dental crowns, your impression is taken and sent off to a lab, where your crown will be crafted and sent back in a few weeks. In the meantime, temporary crowns are put in place, which are often uncomfortable. CEREC crowns are milled directly at the office and can be ready in as little as one office visit, thus eradicating the need for a temporary crown.
CEREC technology can also be implemented with the use of dental fillings. Due to the type of the materials used, which is often porcelain, the filling can easily be designed to mimic the natural color of your teeth for a seamless blend free of metallic-colored dental amalgams. Furthermore, CEREC fillings are extremely strong and are more durable than composite alternatives.
No matter which CEREC service you choose, the real importance is the oral health benefits it can provide. If you would like Dr. Theriot and our team at Theriot Family Dental Care to bring you in for an oral exam to determine which treatment is best for you, please contact our dentist office in Lafayette, LA. We would love to bring you in for an oral exam and make your teeth and gums as good as new!