Nobody likes to have a crown or bridge put in their mouth, but with the CEREC 3D system, we can have the hardware created and inserted on the same day. In the past, it would take days for the mouth to be scanned, the hardware to be created and the crown or bridge to be attached to the patient’s teeth, which meant multiple trips to the dentist’s office. But with the CEREC 3D system, we can speed this timeline up and have your hardware created and inserted all in one short visit!
The Benefits of the CEREC 3D System
The CEREC 3D system is a gamechanger for dentists and patients alike. CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, and the system uses precision scanning, detailed 3D modeling software and a unique milling device to create your new bridge or crown in hours compared to multiple weeks like it took in the past. No more return visits or crowns that aren’t the best fit for your mouth. This new modeling software can allow you to walk out the door with your new crown or bridge on the same day.
Another great benefit of the CEREC 3D system is that the precision scanning system and comprehensive design software means the hardware will be perfect fit for your tooth. In the past, dentists typically had to remove a portion of your tooth so that the crown or bridge would have a tight fit, but with the new system, much less of your existing tooth needs to be removed in order to create the perfect seal. Providing a better fitting product while preserving as much of your teeth as possible is a win-win.
Other benefits of the same day system include:
- Better color matching to existing hardware or tooth color.
- Removes imprecision from the equation.
- Better sealing to the tooth surface.
So if you need a crown or a bridge, know that you can have one created and inserted all in one short visit at Smiles For Life. Dr. Brooks is so pleased with the system that it has become our favorite method for creating restorative hardware at our office. We love the system so much that we offer a free consultation so you can learn if the bridges or crowns we can create in no time are right for you. To set up that consultation, or to switch to a dental office who can offer you the convenience of same day dental hardware, reach out to Dr. Tim Brooks and the care team at Smiles for Life Dental in Bloomington.