Combining convenience and quality work is important for our team, and our state-of-the-art CEREC technology helps us make this goal a reality. Instead of having to spread the restoration process over multiple appointments, Dr. Brad Heim and Dr. John Carroll can now simplify every step down to a single visit for patients from South Windsor and surrounding areas. After receiving a CEREC one-visit restoration you will leave our office with a stronger, brighter smile that you'll be proud to show off! Contact our dental office today to schedule your first consultation to discuss CEREC one-visit dentistry with our Glastonbury, CT dentist.
The CEREC process begins with the preparation of the affected tooth/teeth and the creation of impressions with a sophisticated camera. Our dentists in Glastonbury, CT then use computer-aided design and manufacturing technology (CAD/CAM) to design your new restoration and craft it with the help of an onsite milling machine. After final adjustments are made and we’ve ensured your satisfaction with the finished creation, our doctors cement it into place. That’s it!
There are many valuable benefits associated with the CEREC process. These include:
If you need a restoration, CEREC dental crowns in Glastonbury are a convenient and effective solution. You can have the crown you need in a single appointment; however, it’s normal to have a few concerns about the advanced technology. We’ll explain everything during your initial consultation. To feel confident in the decision you’re making for your smile, here are the answers to a few of the most common questions patients ask us about CEREC crowns.
You won’t have to worry about the hassle of a temporary crown when choosing CEREC. After your tooth is prepared, we take an impression and create the specifics for your restoration using state-of-the-art software. The information is transferred to an in-office milling machine where your crown is fabricated from all-ceramic material in about 1 hour. There isn’t any need for a temporary crown because your tooth will be protected by a permanent restoration before you leave the office.
CEREC doesn’t use a traditional impression material to get the measurements necessary to make your crown. Instead, a quick and painless digital scan is taken of your mouth. This offers improved accuracy and comfort because you won’t need to hold a messy material in your mouth for several minutes, which is a perfect alternative if you have a strong gag reflex. A digital impression can also benefit people who have severely damaged teeth who may not be able to use the traditional method from pain or risk of dental complications.
Although your crown is made in about 1 hour, it will be durable. The exact same materials are used in-office and in a dental lab. As a result, it can withstand the pressure of biting and chewing to function like your natural tooth. With the right aftercare, your crown can last for a decade or longer before needing to be replaced. To promote the lifespan of your restoration, it’s best to commit to your home oral hygiene and visit your dentist in Glastonbury at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. You may want to avoid anything that may damage your crown, like eating overly hard or sticky foods.
There isn’t a pre-determined fee for CEREC crowns because the cost is based on your individual treatment plan. We’ll provide you with an estimate during your initial consultation and discuss the fees associated with your plan. Our office accepts a variety of payment options to lower your out-of-pocket cost, like third-party financing.
Every policy differs, but many insurance plans cover CEREC crowns. The level of coverage varies depending on your provider. We will work on your behalf with your dental insurance to file the necessary claim forms to offset the cost of the treatment. We’ll help you maximize your benefits to keep your dental crown within your budget.