CEREC Same-Day Crowns for Framingham
We’re always evaluating the latest improvements in dental technology and have recently added something we’re really excited about. It’s called CEREC. It’s a CADCAM technology that enables us to make crowns in the office. With it, having a crown made takes only one visit instead of two, and can be done without needing to have impressions taken. Instead, a video camera takes a series of video images, stitches them together, and creates a virtual model of your mouth. On this virtual model we can design a crown for your tooth and then have the design milled out of a ceramic block right in our office. The technology for this has been evolving for 30 years. We’ve been following it throughout its evolution, and even had the second generation of it (a few generations and vast improvements ago) back in the late 1990’s. We expect you’ll be as excited about it as we are.
Benefits of CEREC Crowns
One of the advantages CEREC gives us is the ability to offer a new type of restoration. It’s intermediate in strength and longevity relative to directly placed fillings or laboratory made crowns. 2-3 times as strong and durable as directly placed fillings and roughly half the cost of laboratory made crowns, it can be used to replace any size filling.
Thanks to the CEREC system, our patients will now be able to have not only crowns, but also inlays, onlays and veneers completed in one convenient appointment. Another distinct advantage is that unlike traditional tooth restorations that require a molded impression, this is not necessary with the same day crowns Framingham residents can count on to last for years. The design of your tooth restoration is based upon a digital impression, so the trays and putty-like material normally needed to copy the shape of a tooth are no longer necessary. And because your final restoration is ready the same day, there’s no need to wear a temporary restoration that runs the risk of coming loose or falling out.
Caring for Your CEREC Crowns
To care for your same day crown or any other tooth restoration created with CEREC technology, you’ll essentially maintain your daily oral hygiene routine.
Schedule Your Appointment with Mark Fried, DMD
Dr. Mark Fried and his colleagues offer CEREC and restorative dentistry services at our dental practice in Framingham, MA. Our office is convenient to Natick, Ashland, Sudbury, Hopkinton, Holliston, and Southborough, offering a range of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry treatments that make it easier for you to feel comfortable and love your smile.