Restorations such as dental crowns are commonly used in general, cosmetic, and restorative dental practices. At Advanced Dental Arts, Dr. Rey Martinez and his team use dental crowns in number of situations.
Dental crowns may be made to:
- Cover an abutment of a dental implant to act as a false tooth for replacement
- Protect and strengthen a tooth weakened due to root canal therapy, damage, or large fillings
- Fuse to false teeth called pontics to create a dental bridge
When a patient requires a dental crown, most dental offices may require weeks to get them from start to finish. However, at Advanced Dental Arts, we have invested in the latest equipment and solutions for patients to consider when it comes to restoring the smile. We utilize CEREC technology to create same-day restorations such as dental crowns.
What is CEREC?
CEREC is a system that uses CAD/CAM software to digitize impressions of the smile and to mill a new restoration from a block of porcelain right in the dental office in twenty minutes or less. The CEREC device makes it possible for patients to wait for their restorations in the dental chair and have them placed during a single appointment. Once the dentist prepares the tooth for the placement of the dental crown, a special device takes the impressions and digitizes them with computer software. Then, this software is sent to the device that creates the restorations immediately. There is no need for the dentist to send out impressions and molds to a dental laboratory states away to achieve the same results. Patients love that they can save time and money with strong, durable, and natural-looking restorations made with CEREC.
Ready to enjoy same-day restorations?
Contact Dr. Rey Martinez and his team at Advanced Dental Arts of Grayslake, IL today to learn more about CEREC crowns and how they can be done in just one appointment! The office is conveniently located at 18913 West Washington, Suite 300 and can be reached by calling our front office team for an appointment at (847) 223-5200. Schedule your consultation visit and find out how CEREC repairs can change your smile—and your life!