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By Granville Dental, LLC
April 22, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: CEREC crowns   Dental Crowns  

Dental crowns can strengthen and protect damaged teeth or improve the appearance of imperfect ones. In the past, patients had to wait several weeks for custom crowns to be made, but CEREC technology changes all that. You can have custom dental crowns created and placed in a single visit. Dr. Evan Fiedler and Dr. Robert Dawe, the skilled family dentists at Granville Dental in Granville, IL, also serving the Oglesby, LaSalle, and Peru areas can improve your smile with CEREC single-visit crowns.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

Crowns offer numerous benefits to your smile. Plus, they look just like natural teeth and readily blend in with the rest of your smile. The family dentists at our office in Granville, IL, and serving the Oglesby, LaSalle, and Peru areas can determine if crowns are needed. Some of the primary benefits of dental crowns include:

  • Strengthening weak or damaged teeth
  • Protecting teeth from additional wear and tear
  • Restoring biting and chewing functions in damaged teeth
  • Improving the appearance of imperfect teeth
  • Filling in the gaps where teeth are missing
  • Preventing loose fillings from falling out

CEREC Technology

CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramics, is a cutting-edge dental innovation for creating custom tooth restorations right in the dentist’s office in just one day. CEREC uses computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) technology to design and create custom crowns on the spot.

The CAD program first generates a digital 3D model of the teeth. The model is transferred to a milling machine that uses CAM technology to fabricate a custom crown in only a few minutes. The crown can be placed right away. All of this happens in a single visit so you can enjoy your new custom restoration immediately.

Advantages of CEREC Single Visit Crowns

Traditional dental crowns also strengthen and protect teeth, as well as improve the appearance of imperfect ones, but there are certain advantages associated with CEREC single-visit crowns. One of the biggest advantages is saving time. There is no waiting several weeks for a dental lab to create your custom crowns and send them to your dentist. CEREC makes it possible to create and place custom crowns in just one visit.

Another exciting advantage of single visit crowns is that there is no need to create a physical mold of the teeth, which is often messy and can cause discomfort for patients with a sensitive gag reflex. Since CEREC utilizes a CAD program to create a digital model, a physical one is not needed. Finally, CEREC single-visit crowns eliminate the need for a temporary crown that might not fit as well or look as natural and will have to be replaced later.

Single-visit crowns with CEREC make it possible to enjoy a fully restored smile in one day. To learn more, schedule an appointment with Dr. Fiedler or Dr. Dawe, our experienced family dentists, by calling Granville Dental, in Granville, IL, at (815) 339-6888. We also serve the Oglesby, LaSalle, and Peru areas.

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.