Faster, easier, and more comfortable dentistry with CEREC Crowns
Damaged or decayed teeth make it difficult to chew, and they don’t look nice either. If there is one smile flaw that makes you self-conscious, it’s a broken or unsightly tooth. But there is good news. In Hamden, Connecticut, ceramic crowns can correct, repair, restore, protect, and cover your teeth to improve appearance and resilience. CEREC can also be used for inlays, onlays, and veneers (other ceramic restorations used to fix or improve teeth).
And the best part? At Pearl Dental Care, we offer same-day dental crowns to restore your teeth. The procedure is concise and effective, you don’t have to wait for weeks wearing a temporary crown which could be uncomfortable or fall off, and there is no need to return for another visit that requires a shot of anesthetic. You get your dental crowns in one short visit!
Same-day Dental Crowns Explained
Finding out from Dr. Gary Pearl or Dr. Scott Pearl that you need a dental crown may not be the news you want to hear. However, the good part is that you don’t need several appointments to restore your teeth. Thanks to CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics), we can design, build, and place dental crowns in a matter of hours, right here in our dental practice! CEREC can also be used for inlays, onlays, and veneers in one visit.
But why do I need a dental crown in the first place? Of course, a dental crown is popular in restoring damaged teeth, whether through trauma or decay. The other reasons a dentist may recommend dental crowns is to:
- Protect your tooth after a root canal
- Cover up a severely stained tooth
- Anchor a dental bridge in place
- Fill up a cavity that’s too large for a cavity filling
- Complete a dental implant
- Protect a tooth from breaking from a crack
The CEREC Crown Procedure
Upon arrival at our dental practice for CEREC crowns, the process begins with a consultation with our dentist. We will explain the ins and outs of CEREC dental crowns and answer any questions you might have about the procedure. Next, we take dental x-rays to examine the damaged tooth in detail. If the dentist is satisfied that he can restore your tooth with dental crowns, we take impressions of your mouth using a digital tooth scanner. Unlike traditional crowns, there is no need for goopy putty material to take your impressions.
Once scans have been taken, we use CEREC 3D imaging software to recreate the model of your teeth. We then use the 3D images to create your crowns right here in the office. Yes, you heard that right. Instead of sending your dental images to an off-site dental lab, we have an in-house milling machine to fabricate your crowns — a process that, depending on the type of crown, takes as little as 10 minutes to fabricate!
Once your crowns are ready, we use dental cement to install them in place. And just like that, you can walk away with a tooth that looks and functions similar, if not better, than your old tooth.
Benefits of CEREC Same-day Crowns
CEREC is raising the bar in the dentistry field. When infused in the dental crown procedure, it yields the below benefits:
- Saves time – you need one dental appointment to restore your teeth
- Permanent – With CEREC crowns, you don’t wear temporary crowns known to be fragile and uncomfortable
- Precision – 3D digital imaging means CEREC crowns are more accurate than traditional crowns
- No goopy impression material
- Only need to be numb once
Ready to skip the wait with a CEREC crown dentist in Hamden, CT? Please dial (203) 285-8245 to book an appointment with Pearl Dental Care for single-visit crowns.