If one of your teeth is cracked, discolored, chipped or recently root canaled, your local dentist might recommend a dental crown. Traditionally, when a crown is determined to be necessary, there is a delayed or two-stage placement method. This requires two visits to the dentist with a waiting period in between.
However, there is another crown procedure where the crown is placed during your initial appointment. Known as the CEREC (which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) process, your dentist can create your crown in-office and you leave with your new, permanent crown that day.
CEREC crowns look like your natural teeth and work just like traditional crows – with the added benefit of getting it done in one day, saving you valuable time.
Check with your dentist to see if the CEREC process is right for you the next time a crown is recommended.