What is CEREC?
Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic (CEREC) is a system that uses CAD/CAM technology (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) to create dental restorations such as dental crowns, inlays, and onlays.
To create your restoration, Drs. Luu or Saw will start by preparing your tooth. Once your tooth is prepared, Dr. Saw or Dr. Luu will use the CEREC to take digital impressions of your teeth. The digital impression is immediately uploaded to a computer where they will use the image to create a digital design of your restoration. After the design is complete, they will send it to the CEREC to begin milling. CEREC takes a block of ceramic material and molds it into the design uploaded.
Once the restoration is complete, Dr. Saw or Dr. Luu will check the fit and make any final adjustments and polish it before it’s bonded to your tooth or dental implant.
Benefits of Same-Day Dentistry in Carlsbad
Patients love same-day dentistry for many reasons including the following.
Saves Time – One of the best benefits of same-day dentistry is the amount of time it saves. Patients can easily combine their treatment and restoration placement into the same appointment preventing the need to wait weeks for permanent restorations to return from a dental lab.
No Temporary Restorations – Temporary restorations can feel uncomfortable and be a hassle to deal with while you wait for your permanent restoration. Same-day dentistry in Carlsbad eliminates the need for temporary restorations.
Fewer Trips to the Dentist – You only need one trip to the dentist to get your treatment and have your restoration placed. Spend your time doing what you love, not traveling back and forth to our dental office.
Beautiful Results – CEREC creates beautiful restorations that look natural and blend seamlessly with the rest of your teeth.
Dental crowns are one of our most popular same-day dentistry treatments. Patients often need dental crowns following a root canal, when they’re replacing a missing tooth, or when a tooth has become too worn or damaged to stay strong on its own. Dental crowns cover the entire tooth for complete protection and increased strength. Patients also use dental crowns to enhance the appearance of their smile. If you need a dental crown today, we can help you Elevated Smiles in Carlsbad.
Inlays and Onlays
When a dental problem is too big for a dental filling but too small for a dental crown, inlays and onlays are the best choices. Inlays and onlays are often considered indirect fillings that are bonded to the tooth. An inlay fits within the cusps of the premolar or molar tooth while onlays cover one or more of these cusps. They’re partial dental crowns. You might feel concerned about the appearance of it because they only cover a portion of your teeth however, we can assure you that your restorations will blend seamlessly with your natural tooth.
Get Same-Day Dental Crowns, Inlays, and Onlays
Whether you know you need a new restoration or you have a dental problem you need to be addressed, if you don’t want to wait around for a dental lab to create your restoration, visit Elevated Smiles in Carlsbad to receive a same-day dental crown or inlay and onlay! Contact our dental office to make an appointment with our cosmetic dentists today. Please call (760) 622-3010 to schedule an appointment.