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Posts for: July, 2018

By Robert Dawe, DDS
July 30, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: CEREC crowns  

The standard procedure for installing a crown requires two to three visits to your family dentist. Thanks to a new option called CEREC or cerec crowns“single visit” crowns, you can have this treatment done in just one visit to Granville Dental, LLC in Granville, IL, also serving Peru, Spring Valley, Princeton, Oglesby, and La Salle areas. This innovative treatment will save you a lot of time, aggravation, and inconveniences.

What Are Single Visit Crowns?
You can now go to the dentist’s office one time and leave about an hour or so later with a new permanent crown installed. This is due to a technologically advanced procedure called single visit crowns or CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics). Instead of sending physical impressions to a dental lab, which can take weeks, your dentist has the ability to create the full restoration right in the office as you’re waiting in the chair.

What Your CEREC Appointment Will Be Like
For the most part, your single visit crown appointment will be easy and breezy. Your Peru, Spring Valley, Princeton, Oglesby, La Salle, and Granville family dentist will remove the necessary dental material, take images of your tooth, and direct it to the CEREC machine. The machine, which is integrated with CAD/CAM technology, takes a matter of minutes to etch out your perfectly formed crown from a piece of porcelain. Once it is finished, your dentist will attach the new crown to your tooth. After a bit of adjusting and polishing, you’ll be free to go back to work or your regular daily activities.

Additional CEREC Benefits
The CEREC machine is very accurate at creating a custom crown that is perfectly sized for your tooth, so there is a higher chance of it being just right the first time. CEREC saves you the time and trouble of having to schedule multiple visits and you don’t have to wear a clunky temporary device. Best of all, you get an attractive new tooth that will stay strong and protect your smile for many years.

The Ideal Way to Get Crowns -- In a Single Visit
Thanks to CEREC dental technology, now you don’t have to visit your family dentist multiple times for a crown restoration. Call (815) 339-6888 today to schedule an appointment at Granville Dental, LLC in Granville, IL also serving the Peru, Spring Valley, Oglesby, and La Salle areas.