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CEREC® Same Day Crowns and Restorations

CEREC® Tooth Reconstruction

What Is CEREC®?

Your time is extremely valuable to us, and that’s why we have invested in CEREC® digital dentistry. CEREC® is a cutting-edge system that allows us to create and insert a natural-looking crown that fits your teeth perfectly, without having to leave your chair. It normally takes about an hour for your crown to be created and cemented in place in a procedure that used to take many days.

The Center for Cosmetic Dentistry one of only a handful of dental offices which incorporates this highly advanced technology into daily practice.

What’s Involved?

cerecWhen you need to have a crown or an inlay made, Dr. Robert Rioseco designs the new piece with a special computer, and makes the crown on site in our laboratory.

The digital “impression” captured using a state-of-the-art 3D scanning system is considerably more accurate than traditional moulds and produces a crown with a far superior fit.

The crown is moulded out of a high-strength ceramic block by a 3D printer. It’s is finished and cemented in the same day, with no messy moulds and no second visit.

The milling material produces a much stronger and more long lasting crown in a fraction of the time of normal crowns, allowing us to save you time in the chair.

Our patients rarely have a need for a temporary crown and we have all but eliminated second visits for many procedures which required multiple returns to the dental office.

CEREC® Ominicam Digital Impressions

We recently upgraded our CEREC® restoration system to Omnicam from Bluecam. This advanced digital optical impression technology can generate a 3D model of your teeth in color instead of black and white images. Omnicam can also take continuous digital impressions without the need for powder coating of the teeth. The best part about using Omnicam is that we can record and show you video clips of your teeth’s 3D model so you can gain a better understanding of why you may need treatment. The technology also speeds up the already fast process of making crowns, porcelain veneers, and onlays, and it’s accuracy can ultimately create even better-fitting restorations.

CEREC® Guide and CEREC® Guide 2 for Dental Implants

The Sirona CEREC® Guide and CEREC® Guide 2 (the upcoming generation of this technology) utilize 3D dental scans to generate custom surgical guides to be employed during the placement of dental implants. After the dental restoration is designed, the 3D images are used to digitally create a comprehensive surgical plan from which an actual drilling guide is conveniently and efficiently manufactured via CEREC® technology in about an hour. This guide is then handed off to the oral surgeon that Dr. Rioseco collaborates with to ensure the implant is positioned properly to deliver the expected results.

CEREC® Crowns

What Are Dental Crowns?

A dental crown is made to support and protect a tooth with compromised structural integrity. Custom-made for a precise fit, a dental crown covers the tooth like a sheath, concealing imperfections such as cracks or chips. The crown can also provide additional protection to the tooth from future damage or decay, and in some cases prevent the need for a root canal. Finally, dental crowns are designed to match the color of the surrounding teeth while also concealing stains and discoloration, providing patients with a beautiful smile.

Same Day CEREC® Crowns vs. Traditional Lab Crowns

Dental crowns are traditionally made in a laboratory, requiring the dentist and the patient to wait for the crown to be fabricated and returned to the dentist’s office. With traditional laboratory crowns, a second office visit is required to then attach the newly-milled crown to the tooth. CEREC® crowns can be designed and created right in our office. After a digital impression of the tooth is taken, a chairside monitor allows you and the dentist to view and modify the look of the crown prior to its fabrication. The crown can then be milled and attached to the affected tooth during the same office visit. CEREC® technology makes one-visit crowns a convenient, quick, and efficient method of restoring a damaged or decayed tooth.   

The CEREC® Same Day Crown Process

First, Dr. Rioseco will discuss your cosmetic goals, perform a thorough oral exam, and determine your candidacy for CEREC® crowns. If you are a good candidate for the one-visit crown procedure, Dr. Rioseco will prepare the affected tooth or teeth to make the bonding process more effective. After this preparation, the Omnicam is used to digitally scan the tooth. This digital imprint will then be used to customize and fabricate the crown in our office for a snug, comfortable fit. Finally, the crown will be attached to the affected tooth for the completion of the procedure.

Dr. Rioseco and his staff run a professional and beautiful environment. I had to have a crown replaced and when I called they saw me the same day. Dr. Rioseco was able to replace with a permanent crown in one visit because he has all the equipment in his office and does not have to send out to a lab. The crown was an exact match both in size and color. If anyone is looking for an awesome cosmetic dentist, look no further.

Gary Vestuti

September 21, 2016

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Cost of CEREC® Dental Crowns

The cost of one-visit crowns using CEREC® technology can vary depending upon a number of variables. The total number of crowns, the location of the affected teeth, the experience of the dentist, and the geographic location of the practice can all influence the final price of CEREC® dental crowns. The average price for a single dental crown at The Center for Cosmetic Dentistry is $1,800-$2,500. Dr. Rioseco will be able to provide you with an accurate quote for the cost of your custom-tailored procedure at the conclusion of your initial consultation. For patients who might benefit from a payment plan with low- or no-interest rates, we have a number of dental financing options available.

How Long Do CEREC® Crowns Last?

CEREC® dental crowns are designed to provide a damaged or decayed tooth with long-lasting support. When properly cared for, CEREC® dental crowns may last decades. To enhance the longevity of your one-visit crown, Dr. Rioseco recommends maintaining good oral hygiene as well as scheduling routine cleanings and dental exams. Patients who clench or grind their teeth may increase the risk of damaging their restoration. If you are prone to these behaviors, please inform Dr. Rioseco during the initial consultation so he can recommend the best solution for your needs.

Contact The Center for Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Rioseco is specially trained at the Scottsdale institute for Dentistry, qualifying him over many other dentists, to fabricate full smile makeovers with CEREC® veneers in a revolutionary one-day procedure.

Please contact us today for more information, or to schedule an appointment.