Crowns have been the go-to option to treat various dental issues such as broken or damaged teeth. In fact, they are the most common dental procedures used in the field of dentistry. Typically, getting a crown takes several weeks. But thanks to advancements in technology, you can now walk into a dental office, get a crown, and step out with brand new teeth on the same day. Let’s take a look at what same-day crowns or CEREC is all about.
CEREC, otherwise known as Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic, is a new method of creating dental restorations. These restorations are used to repair damage to your teeth caused by decay or injury. The restorations are usually carried out with the help of CAD/CAM and involves creating designs based on 3-D scans and impressions of your dental structure before sending it to a specialized unit that prints out ceramic replacements.
You can break a CEREC procedure into three simple steps:
There are several advantages to using CEREC. Here are a few:
A CEREC can cost anywhere from $500 to $1,500 for a single tooth, which is comparable to the cost of a conventional crown. For the exact cost, make sure to contact Korte Family Dentistry. You will need to check with your insurance provider on whether they would cover the cost of a CEREC as it can get expensive. You can also talk to the dentist to get a payment plan for the procedure.
Same-day crowns or CERECS are a godsend for people with teeth damage as they get their problem fixed in a single day.
Set an appointment with Korte Family Dentistry by calling us at (402) 489-3115 to get all the key details.