When it comes to protecting vulnerable teeth plagued by decay or damage, dentists have turned to traditional dental crowns as the go-to solution. While this is still the same for many professionals today, there is now a more advanced method of treatment that can produce faster results – CEREC dental crowns in Austin . At Westlake Hills Dental Arts, our team is committed to providing patients with only the best, so if you’re interested in learning more about this unique solution, call our office to schedule an appointment .
CEREC is the acronym for “Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics.” Considered one of the most updated and advanced forms of dental equipment, it relies on CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing) technology. Helping to create customized dental restorations (i.e., dental crowns), CEREC generates three-dimensional models of teeth that are sent to an in-house milling unit that is used to fabricate the crowns. This allows for fewer dental visits and faster results.
When choosing to have a CEREC crown as opposed to a traditional dental crown, the process of cleaning the tooth remains the same. However, once the tooth is cleaned and prepped, our team at Westlake Hills Dental Arts uses a specialized impression system to capture a three-dimensional image of your teeth. This forms to create a digital model that is used by our team to generate the look and design of your new tooth.
When ready, we will send the image and appropriate information to our in-house milling unit. While you wait, the machine will fabricate your customized dental crown so that it looks and feels completely natural when put into place.
With CEREC, there is no need for a temporary crown, and you only need to visit our dental office once.
CEREC crowns are one of a kind. They make the experience of undergoing restorative care easier and more convenient. When talking with your dentist about the potential for this type of treatment, you will learn there are many great benefits, such as:
Greater stability and durability