CEREC® Same-Day Crowns in Cupertino, CA
Ryan Senft, DDS, proudly provides CEREC same-day crowns in Cupertino, CA. Call 408-996-8595 to learn more or schedule your appointment.
What is CEREC?
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. It is a revolutionary new technology that lets dentists create high quality ceramic crowns right in the dental office, in just one appointment. You will not need to deal with messy dental impressions or wear an ill-fitting temporary crown. Here’s what to expect:
Chairside: It takes just 15 minutes to create a CEREC same-day crown. Your entire appointment, from removing all decay and preparing your tooth through placing your final crown, will only last one to two hours.
Economical: CEREC crowns cost less than traditional crowns that are made in a dental lab.
Restoration: A CEREC crown restores the function, strength, and appearance of your tooth.
Esthetic: We will color-match your new CEREC crown to your natural teeth for a beautiful yet natural look.
Ceramic: Your durable CEREC crown is made entirely of dental ceramic with no metal.
The CEREC process is simple. We simply take digital impressions and use them to build a 3D digital model of your smile. We then design your customized crown. When we are all happy with the design, we send it to our in-office milling machine, which creates your crown in just minutes.
Benefits of CEREC
Acrylic temporary dental crowns are uncomfortable and can be difficult to chew on. They are not well secured and can even fall out. You will not need to deal with this, since your CEREC crown will be created while you wait. In addition, since your permanent crown is delivered in just one visit, there is no need for a second appointment.
The metal frame of a porcelain-over-metal crown can show through as a dark line along your gums. CEREC crowns are entirely metal-free avoiding this aesthetic concern.
Like any dental procedure, CEREC same-day crowns are not right for everyone. We will carefully examine your teeth and gums, and help you select the right restoration based on your budget, needs, and treatment goals. For most people, though, a CEREC same-day crown is the best choice to restore a tooth that needs more than just a filling.
Call 408-996-8595 to learn more or schedule your appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions About CEREC
What is CEREC?
CEREC is short for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics or Ceramic Reconstruction. It’s a dental technology that uses computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing to design and mill dental restorations.
How long does a CEREC crown last?
CEREC crowns usually last between 10 to 15 years, but with proper care and maintenance, they can last for decades. To ensure that your crown lasts as long as possible, brush for two minutes twice a day, floss at least once a day, and go to the dentist for comprehensive dental exams and cleanings every six months.
What is a CEREC crown made of?
CEREC crowns are made with a high-quality ceramic material. It comes in a variety of shades of white, so we can make sure the material we choose is a perfect match for the rest of your smile.
Are CEREC crowns good for molars?
Yes, CEREC crowns are made from a strong material that can be used to restore damaged or decayed molars in most patients. If you have a history of grinding your teeth, we can use a type of CEREC crown that is designed for that application.
Is CEREC worth the money?
Absolutely. CEREC crowns offer all of the benefits of a traditional crown, with none of the drawbacks. You’ll get a highly realistic restoration without the usual two-week wait. Instead of having to come in for two appointments, your tooth can be prepared and your crown can be placed on the same day.
Are CEREC crowns covered by insurance?
Yes, dental benefits companies process CEREC crowns the same as any other type of ceramic crown. Contact your insurance provider to learn more about your benefits or let us help you.
Are CEREC crowns as good as traditional crowns?
Yes, CEREC crowns are as good as traditional crowns and in many ways, they are even better. Your CEREC crown is just as strong and natural-looking as a traditional ceramic crown, but the faster process means your tooth isn’t susceptible to damage or decay while you wait for your permanent crown to be fabricated. CEREC same-day crowns are also much more convenient for patients who lead busy lives.