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CEREC Crowns – Monroe, LA

CEREC Same-Day Crowns for Your Smile

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Have you ever received a dental crown? If so, you may remember a somewhat long and uncomfortable process. Your dentist had to take manual impressions of your teeth, which was messy and time-consuming. Then, you had to wear a temporary crown while a laboratory created your permanent one. If you would rather not go through all of that again the next time you need a crown, visit Dr. McGee. He uses advanced CEREC technology to provide patients with high-quality, same-day dental restorations.

How Does CEREC Work?

CEREC is an acronym that stands for Chairside Economic Restorations of Esthetic Ceramics. That sounds like quite a mouthful, but the underlying concept is easy to understand. With CEREC, Dr. McGee first prepares a tooth to support a crown. Then, he uses CEREC technology to take a digital impression of the tooth and the ones around it. The machine’s software aids him in designing a custom, permanent restoration.

Once Dr. McGee finalizes the design, he gives CEREC the go-ahead to start creating the crown. The machine, which is right in our office, shapes crowns out of high-quality dental porcelain. Then, Dr. McGee verifies the crown’s fit before he attaches it to its designated tooth.

Advantages of CEREC

Some of CEREC’s most outstanding advantages include:

  • The entire process takes place in a single appointment, which spares you from having to make multiple trips to our office.
  • Because the CEREC process is so fast, it eliminates the need for you to wear an uncomfortable temporary crown.
  • CEREC restorations are comparable in price to traditional crowns and are covered by most types of dental insurance
  • The crowns that CEREC produces are both high-quality and natural-looking. The ceramic is shade-matched to blend in with the surrounding teeth, and it even reflects like in a way that is similar to natural tooth enamel. Onlookers may never have any idea that you have had some dental work done.
  • Dental ceramic is highly resistant to stains, so you can expect your crown to maintain its original beauty for many years.
  • You do not have to go through the hassle and discomfort of manual impressions.

Are You a Candidate for a CEREC Crown?

In most cases, anyone who is a candidate for a traditional crown is a candidate for a CEREC crown. For example, if you have a decayed tooth or one that was recently treated with root canal therapy, you may benefit from a CEREC crown. You might also ask about receiving a CEREC crown if you have an old metal restoration that you would like to have replaced for aesthetic reasons.

However, if you grind your teeth and need a crown for a molar, a CEREC crown might not be ideal for you. Dr. McGee will discuss your treatment options with you and help you make the decision that is best for your oral health and overall circumstances.

Would you like to learn more about CEREC technology and how it may benefit you? Contact Dr. McGee’s office today.