Phoenix CEREC Crowns
Imagine getting a zirconia crown in just one day. Now you can with the CEREC crowns by Sirona Dental Systems, the world’s only system for the fabrication of ceramic dental restorations. This “state of the art” system allows us to produce beautiful, durable crowns, onlays and veneers in just one visit and onsite at our office while you wait. The entire process takes one hour or less in most cases.
What this means for patients:
- Less cost
- Less injections
- Less drilling
- Less dental visits
At Paradise Ridge Dentistry we provide the very best care for our patients. Zirconia material is our doctor’s preferred choice for same-day crowns. It is the hardest ceramic material in the dental industry so the crowns are very durable and long-lasting. Zirconia is also very aesthetically pleasing because the material is translucent and produces beautiful, natural looking results.
Why Patients Choose CEREC Crowns
With CEREC you can get a dental crown procedure from start to finish in just one visit. After your tooth is prepared, we use CAD/CAM software to create a digital model of it. Once your tooth’s design has been approved, it is transferred to our onsite milling unit to be prepared. The process takes just 20 minutes to fabricate your crown and then it is placed on your tooth. Then, we make the final adjustments if necessary for a perfect fit and permanently bond it into place.
Below is a brief glimpse of the crown milling process.
If a dental lab is involved in the process, completing a crown requires two appointments. During your first dental visit, you will need an injection of anesthesia so that the dentist can prepare your tooth, take an impression of it, and send it to the laboratory. This process takes about two weeks for the laboratory to complete your permanent crown while you wear a temporary one. Then, when you return for your second dental visit, the dentist must give you another injection of anesthesia, remove the temporary crown, and place the permanent crown on your tooth.
CEREC Crowns Are Healthy
CEREC crowns made from zirconia material are healthy because the material is biocompatible. Meaning that the human body will not reject the material and can remain within the mouth for a very long time. Zirconia material is much healthier compared gold, amalgam, and other materials used by dentists in the past. The zirconia material will closely match your natural tooth structure’s composition. This allows for both the crown and tooth to expand and contract at almost the same rates to prevent your tooth from cracking.
CEREC, Not Just For Crowns and Fillings
CEREC can also be used to repair chipped or discolored front teeth. It produces beautiful results for porcelain anterior crowns and veneers and makes a lasting impression. Within an hour or less, you will leave with a beautiful smile enhancement.