About Cerec Technology
Too busy for two dental visits for a crown? That’s why South Austin Dental Clinic offers same day crowns with no temporaries needed. CEREC is absolutely the fastest way to receive crowns and veneers. All this can be done in one visit, saving you time in your busy life.
Traditional crowns require two visits. During the first visit, the doctor takes impressions of teeth and reshapes the tooth to fit the new crown. Crowns are manufactured at laboratories and can take up to three weeks to create. During this period, patients are given temporary crowns to cover and protect the tooth. Patients must come in for a second visit to have their temporary crowns replaced with the permanent ones. In total, the process of receiving traditional crowns can take up to one month.
CEREC crown technology eliminates the need for a second appointment, allowing patients to receive their new crowns in a single appointment. How does it work? Utilizing CEREC technology, the crown is made immediately by a computer. Using a computer to fit and create the crown allows for a more precise fit and faster process. Made from a single piece of ceramic, CEREC crowns are extremely durable. At the end of the day, CEREC crowns allow for fewer appointments, higher quality crowns, and a happier patient! We now also feature e.max technology which provides you with the strongest, durable porcelain crown! e.max CEREC crowns have strength by utilizing specialized ceramic ovens to “bake” your crown to >1000 degrees Celcius. Proven, durable e.Max technology!
And keep in mind, if you are ever curious what your tooth looks like when Dr. Pham works on it, just ask him and he can use a camera to show you exactly what your tooth looks like in your mouth!
Contact us today or call us at 512-301-2483 to schedule your crown!
Understanding Same Visit Crowns
Here are some videos of Dr. Pham explaining the CEREC procedure and the milling of your same-visit crowns:
Here’s a more detailed explanation of the milling process using our CEREC technology:
And here is an explanation of the our special oven to heat e.max lithium disilicate porcelain crowns: