CEREC One-Visit Dental Restorations – Millis, MA

Quickly Repair Your Smile

CEREC one visit dental restoration machine in Millis

When a tooth is in need of repair beyond a filling, restoring it with a dental crown can strengthen the function of a tooth that may otherwise need to be extracted. We provide customized one-visit crowns with our CEREC system. CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, and we rely on computer-aided design/manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology to create custom dental restorations from the comfort of our office in just one visit. Call us to schedule an appointment today for CEREC one-visit dental restorations in Millis.

Why Choose Main Street Dental for CEREC One-Visit Restorations?

  • Helping Millis Families Smile Since 1989
  • Same-Day Visits for Dental Emergencies
  • Dental Insurance Welcome & Convenient Financing Available

What Are CEREC Same-Day Dental Crowns?

machine creating CEREC crown

CEREC, also known as Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics or CEramic REConstruction, is an advanced dental technology that incorporates three distinct units conveniently situated within our office. These units encompass:

  • A digital infrared camera, meticulously capturing your tooth's detailed image.
  • A computer equipped with specialized software, designing the restoration using the digital imprint.
  • A precision milling unit, expertly carving out your same-day crown.

In cases where Dr. Davies identifies the need for a crown due to tooth damage, you may qualify for a seamless same-day crown procedure right here in Millis.

The Process of Getting a CEREC Same-Day Dental Crown

patient smiling while looking in dental mirror

Initially, the tooth undergoes preparation and reshaping, involving the removal of a small amount of enamel to ensure proper crown fit. Local anesthesia is typically administered for pain prevention.

Dr. Davies will use digital impressions to avoid the discomfort of traditional putty, creating a 3D model of the tooth. This model is then transmitted from the computer to the in-office milling machine. Within approximately an hour, the machine crafts a personalized crown using dental porcelain/ceramic from a solid block, matching the natural tooth's size, shape, and color.

After trying on the crown and making any necessary adjustments, it is seated onto the tooth, and the process is completed. You’ll be able to enjoy your newly repaired smile that very same day!

Benefits of CEREC Crowns vs. Traditional Crowns

woman smiling while visiting dentist

Various situations may call for the use of a dental crown. For instance, severe tooth decay might require more than a filling to ensure preservation. Additionally, a deep crack in a tooth could potentially lead to splitting if not treated. Well, a CEREC crown has the capability to hold the tooth intact, helping you avoid the need for extraction.

CEREC dental crowns are excellent solutions in the following cases:

  • A more extensive restoration is required, like for a dental bridge or denture.
  • Teeth with imperfections demand coverage that cannot be managed with teeth whitening or bonding.
  • After undergoing root canal therapy, the treated tooth requires coverage due to the opening created during the procedure.
  • Urgent dental emergencies call for immediate placement of a dental crown.