If you have ever received a dental crown in the past, you’re probably familiar with the involved, time-consuming process many dentists use. With traditional crowns, you have to make multiple trips to your dentist’s office, have messy impressions taken, and wear an unreliable temporary tooth crown for several weeks while you wait for your final one to be ready.
At White Bear Smiles, we believe that things should be different, and easier for our patients who already have busy schedules and long to-do lists. Here at our dental practice, we offer CEREC dental crowns in White Bear Lake.
What are CEREC tooth crowns?
CEREC tooth crowns are high-quality dental restorations that we can make quickly and in only one visit to our dental office. Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, commonly known as “CEREC,” is a dental software that can take digital tooth impressions and then craft a beautiful tooth crown out of ceramic.
CEREC technology allows us to produce restorations without waiting for an outside dental lab to process physical impressions and design a crown over days or weeks. Our White Bear Lake dentists can design your CEREC dental crown while sitting next to your dental chair, and then you can wait in our reception area while the CEREC machine perfects your tooth crown.
How long will my CEREC crown take?
The goal of using CEREC technology is ultimately to make your life easier and cut down on 1) time spent waiting without a repaired tooth and 2) trips to the dentist’s office. When you come in for your tooth crown appointment, you won’t have to wait weeks until you finally get your restoration.
After we obtain the digital impressions we need using the CEREC scanner, our machine will “mill” the crown and do the rest of the work. The exact amount of time required varies, but you can expect to be here for approximately one to two hours. You will have some free time while you wait, so you’re welcome to bring a book or tablet to your dental appointment.
If you have a compromised tooth that needs a dental restoration, you don’t have to wait or jump through hoops to get the repairs you need. For CEREC dental crowns in White Bear Lake, MN, please call us today at (651) 426-8998.