Glendale CEREC Dentist Explains How CEREC and Conventional Crowns Differ

Written by Dr. McKay on Aug 4, 2014

Our Glendale CEREC dentist office offers innovative CEREC crowns to our patients, because we understand that it can be difficult for patients to get the dental treatments that they need. CEREC crowns can make it easy for patients to restore their smiles after dental damage. Let’s talk more about how CEREC crowns improve upon traditional crown technology.

It used to be…

that all patients who required a dental crown needed to go through a multi-phased treatment process. These patients would spend one day coming in to the dentist’s office to have their tooth prepped. During this appointment the dentist shaved down the patients tooth and removed any infected dental materials. Then the patient would have to wait for days, or even weeks, for his or her crown to be completed in a dental lab off-site. The patient would wear a temporary dental crown until his or her permanent crown was ready to be placed.

But there’s good news! Now…

our Glendale CEREC dentist completes dental crown placement in just one dental appointment. The CEREC protocol (Chairside Economic Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) allows our dental team to mill your permanent crown while you are in the dentist’s chair. Once we prep your tooth, we will provide the CEREC milling machine with your dental specifications. CEREC then crafts your crown out of porcelain, while you are receiving dental treatment just doors away! Finally, our dentist is able to place your dental crown before you leave the office. This means that you do not have to bother with wearing a temporary crown at all.

More and more patients are seeking out CEREC treatment, because they need to restore their smiles quickly. Our Glendale CEREC dentist office can give you more information about how this treatment works—just call our dental team to get started right away!