CEREC Same-Day Dental Crowns – Derry, NH

Repairing Your Smile in One Visit

When it comes to safeguarding your smile, you may not want to wait weeks for a lab-created dental crown. Luckily, Dr. Berkal and our team are here to offer a truly innovative solution – CEREC same-day dental crowns in Derry. Using advanced technology and specialized software, we can create your new artificial tooth in-house while you wait. Call us today to learn more and find out if you’re a candidate for this treatment.

Why Choose Brenda Berkal, DMD for CEREC Same-Day Dental Crowns?

  • Dentist Devoted to Continuing Education & Advanced Training
  • In-House Milling Unit for Fast Restoration Creation
  • Patient-Focused Treatment for Optimal Results

What Are CEREC Same-Day Dental Crowns?

Dentist holding a same day dental crown in Derry in milling machine

Dental crowns are uniquely designed “caps” that fit over problem teeth that have suffered damage or decay. They’re also used to treat sensitivity, pain, or unsightly aesthetic issues. CEREC same-day dental crowns are no different. Standing for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, this technology allows Dr. Berkal to design, create, and position a new dental crown in just one visit. Instead of scheduling multiple appointments or wearing a temporary crown, we can create your restoration while you wait, allowing for a more convenient option as opposed to traditional dental crowns.

The Process of Getting a CEREC Same-Day Dental Crown

Milling machine crafting a dental crown

When receiving a CEREC same-day dental crown, Dr. Berkal will begin by administering local anesthesia to make sure you feel no pain throughout the process. She will then sculpt your tooth to ensure that the crown properly fits once in place.

She will then take digital impressions to create a three-dimensional image of your tooth. By using this type of technology, it eliminates any need for messy and uncomfortable dental impressions. The 3D model is then sent to an in-house milling unit that will craft your customized crown while you wait. Using a single block of porcelain or ceramic, the machine will ensure that the size, shape, color, and other specifications match your natural tooth.

When ready, Dr. Berkal and our team will place the crown over your vulnerable tooth to ensure a proper fit. If adjustments are necessary, they will be made at this time. If not, it will be bonded to your tooth so that you can begin to enjoy your new smile.

The Benefits of CEREC Crowns vs. Traditional Crowns

Dental team member taking same day dental crown out of milling machine

Many unique benefits come with CEREC crowns. When compared to those of traditional crowns, you’ll find that CEREC:

  • Allows for greater convenience because you do not have to schedule multiple appointments or wait weeks for a dental crown.
  • Does not require that you wear a provisional crown in between appointments.
  • Uses digital impressions to create a model of your tooth, whereas many dentists still turn to cold, messy dental putty for traditional crowns.
  • Produces lifelike, natural-looking results.
  • Allows for better oral health because it does not contain any metal. Your body does not sustain any mercury exposure or temperature sensitivity.
  • The costs are similar but because your crown does not need to be created in an outside lab, the savings of in-house creation are passed along to you.

CEREC Same-Day Dental Crowns FAQs

What is the Difference Between Traditional and Same-Day Crowns?

There are several key differences between a traditional dental crown and a CEREC same-day dental crown. CEREC crowns are crafted in the dental office, not in a laboratory. This means that your dentist oversees the entire creation process starting from taking your impressions all the way to placing the crown. This can lead to more accurately fitted crowns. As the name suggests, CEREC same-day crowns are created and placed in the same appointment, eliminating the need for a temporary crown completely.

How Durable are CEREC Crowns?

Same-day dental crowns provide similar protection and strength as lab-made ceramic and porcelain crowns. This is because CEREC crowns are made from a solid block of dental porcelain or ceramic. This material doesn’t only mimic the natural appearance of enamel by reflecting light, but it is also very durable. Same-day dental crowns can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years before needing to be replaced if you are taking all of the proper steps to care for them.

Who is Eligible to Receive a Same-Day Crown?

Same-day dental crowns can be used to treat all of the same issues as lab-made dental crowns. Typically, CEREC crowns are recommended if a patient has a cracked, misshapen, or otherwise damaged tooth. They are also ideal for teeth that have received a large filling or root canal. CEREC crowns can even be used to address cosmetic concerns, including severe discoloration.

Will I Have Dietary Restrictions with a Same-Day Crown?

One of the great things about CEREC same-day dental crowns is that there is no need for a temporary crown. This means that you won’t need to worry about sticking to softer foods with a non-durable restoration. CEREC crowns are both strong and durable, so they can easily withstand day-to-day use, like chewing your food. However, if you clench or grind your teeth at night, you should look into getting a custom nightguard to keep your crown safe from additional wear and tear.

What Does CEREC Stand For?

CEREC is an abbreviation for “Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics.” This is just the process of custom-crafting crowns in a dental office within a single appointment.