Cerec Crowns Greensboro
Same Day Crowns with CEREC™
Say goodbye to the hassle of multiple appointments when receiving a dental crown. With the CEREC™ chair-side fabrication system, Dr. Farless and Dr. Locklear can design, create, and position your crowns in your mouth all in one visit! Utilizing powerful technology, CEREC™ gives Dr. Farless and Dr. Locklear all the tools needed to design and mill your crown chair-side, precisely and efficiently completing treatment in less time and allowing you to get back to your busy life faster than ever before.
CEREC® Same Day Crowns in Greensboro NC
Crowns are “jackets” or “caps” bonded to worn or damaged teeth to restore form and function. Ceramic crowns that match the color of natural teeth are the standard of care in esthetic dentistry.
With our state of the art CEREC CAD/CAM system we are able to digitally create crowns that can be made and bonded on the same day. Our digital impressions produce a crown with a precise bite and fit.
This technology eliminates a temporary crown, full mouth impression and 3 week wait for the crown to be made in a lab, saving you time and your time is valuable.
I had 19 crowns done at one time. The experience went exceptionally well with the wonderful staff including Dr. Farless, Michelle, Tammy, Caye and Angie. Dr. Farless explained everything beforehand and then again as I went through the procedure.
– Rhonda, Greensboro
Cerec Crown FAQ
What Does “Same-Day” Dentistry Mean?
Access to CEREC crowns means that the office can make a digital impression of a patient’s teeth and manipulate the restoration in 90 minutes, often while the staff has time to do other things with the patient’s mouth, such as a cleaning or whitening. Because everything is done on-site, there is no delay between having the restoration work planned and walking out with great teeth.
Before CEREC was available, patients who required partial/full crowns or caps over problematic teeth needed to schedule two separate visits.
The Old Way
- First visit – takes 90 minutes of the patient and dentist’s time to take a mold of the troubled area for the off-site lab’s purposes. The patient would then be given temporary measures in the form of a flimsy plastic stand-in.
- Second visit – involved an hour of time to extract the plastic piece, clean around the area and glue the restorative fixtures to the teeth.
The New Way (with Cerec Crowns)
A few minutes to map out your crowns. Get your normal teeth cleaning complete while your crowns are created on-site. Then, a few minutes per crown to restore your teeth.
Are CEREC and Digital Dentistry New Technologies?
The CAD (Computer Aided Design) that allows CEREC to be possible has been around since the 1990s. Where CEREC comes across as a new technology is the CEREC Omnicam, a camera that allows for the streamed recording of video at fidelities previously unattainable. CEREC allows dentists to forgo covering the teeth in powder prior to bringing out a camera, as older approaches require. This gives patients the chance to have a clean mouth and the freedom to take breaks during the process. The flexibility behind this technology also gives dentists a great deal of flexibility in scanning an impression.
What Difference Does A CEREC Dentist Make?
An office with superior digital tech is an office open to improving their offerings to patients. CEREC dentists cover multiple jobs as a diagnostician, a surgeon and as a lab technician; they know the finer points of every step in the restoration process and know how to best get an impression with minimal fuss.
What is the Quality of CEREC Restoration Material?
A CEREC-derived restoration is just as good as a restoration gained from an office. While different materials exist for different purposes, the most common choice is known as “Ivoclar’s Emax.”
What Makes CEREC Healthier for Patients?
CEREC is minimally invasive; the dentist can make a restoration on the day of your appointment. The flexibility of CEREC-based impressions means that the dentist can ensure the maximum retention of natural tooth structures and find the best bond for the restoration. This technology also means that partial and minimal crowns have gained prominence over full crowns.
Is CEREC Used In-Office For All Restorations?
No, some dental work, such as full-mouth rehabilitation, still calls for a master sculptor. In those cases, CEREC is used to take impressions that are then digitally transferred to the lab. While the patient relaxes with a custom-made temporary restoration, the lab tech fabricates everything until all the sculpting work is finished. When a master craftsman is called for, the perfect team can manage up to 28 teeth at once.
Is CEREC Used for Anything Beyond Crowns?
After realizing that this technology can be used for taking digital impressions of teeth, several other applications soon arose:
- Copying: A CEREC technician can copy details of a patient’s teeth to surprising accuracy. This means a patient can point out a specific tooth that feels damaged and the tech can make a perfect replica for the tooth. While figuring out the issue can be a hassle with issues like the bite sensitivity, needing work done beneath partial dentures, a habit of grinding teeth or sympathetic issues in patients with memory problems. The ability to “copy and paste” a dental profile is among the most prominent advantages of CEREC technology that patients acknowledge.
- Implants: CEREC alters the landscape of implant work to such an extent that the cost can be halved with no loss of quality.
- Orthodontia/Invisalign Dentures: The digital impression work allows technicians to replicate orthodontic records. CEREC can also trim the costs of Invisalign work. Lastly, treatment tweaks can be made on the fly with a few clips and alterations to the digital record of a patient’s teeth.