Same Day Crowns at Blue Stone Hills Dentistry
Has Dr. Curtin or Dr. Janowski told you that a dental crown is necessary for one of your teeth? Until fairly recently, that procedure would have required scheduling two visits to our office, one to prep the tooth and one to place the crown. Now, however, we offer same day crowns in Harrisonburg with the CEREC System from Sirona. CEREC allows the dentist to design, manufacture, and cement a fully-customized dental crown in just a matter of hours. The process is easier on you and requires less of your precious time.
The CEREC Difference
CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, or CEramic REConstruction, uses 3D photography and CAD/CAM technology to facilitate the design and fabrication of a restoration—a dental crown, an inlay, an onlay or a bridge. CEREC technology uses a digital infrared camera to capture an image of the prepared tooth which is sent to a computer with special CAD/CAM software . Our dentists then use this digital model to create a virtual copy of your tooth on the monitor. They then design a digital crown using software, which is then milled in ceramic right here in our office in Harrisnoburg.
Receiving Your Same-Day CEREC Crown
Whether you’re receiving a traditional crown or a CEREC crown, your tooth must be prepared. At the start of your appointment, the dentist will deliver a local anesthetic to your tooth and then gently reshape the tooth structure. Then, using CEREC’s special digital camera and 3D technology, we set about building your new dental crown in ouroffice. Milling usually takes no more than 30 minutes. The result is a crown or another type of restoration that is the correct size, shape and color for your smile. Once in place, your new CEREC crown is strong enough to withstand the normal pressures of biting and chewing.
Contact our Harrisonburg, VA location today if you have any questions about CEREC, or if you’re ready to schedule an appointment. New patients are welcomed from all over Shenandoah Valley and surrounding areas.