Instead of waiting weeks for your crowns, it is now possible to get same day crowns using CEREC technology. Older types of crown required that you had the hassle of having impressions taken, these had to be sent off for several weeks to another facility to be made into crowns, before finally you would be able to have them fitted. Over those weeks there was always risks of further damage or temporary crowns falling out. CEREC allows a crown to be produced on-site in the same day, waiting times are now measured in hours not weeks.
CEREC technology covers every stage of placing a crown. Using new CAD/CAM systems it is possible to develop a 3D map of your tooth using photographs and scans, without the need for taking impressions. These specifications are then sent to the production machine, within the dentist’s office, where the crown can be produced, to your unique tooth shape, in the same day. In the event that any adjustments were needed this could be done at the same time without the need for a new appointment after the crown has been sent away. CEREC crowns also allow your dentist to strain the crown colour to perfectly match the surrounding natural teeth, making them close to invisible in your mouth.
Your Shepperton dentist recommends same day crowns using CEREC because of the convenience they offer and the reduction in several risks associated with traditional crowns. Arrange a consultation to see if CEREC would work for you, your dentist will be able to give you all the relevant information and book an appointment for your CEREC crown.