Do you enjoy making extra trips to the dentist? Do you have extra time to waste? Just as we expected, the answer is a resounding, “No!” That is exactly why we use CEREC technology here at Virginia Biological Dentistry. Your new dental crown can be designed, created, and placed in just one day, at a cost similar to that of laboratory-fabricated restorations.
If you have ever gotten a standard dental crown, then you know the process isn’t very efficient. The dentist needs to shape and prepare your tooth before creating a mold. The laboratory needs the mold before they can create the crown, which can take a week or two. All of this leaves the patient wearing a temporary restoration while waiting for the next appointment.
CREREC was created to answer the need for convenience, speed, and precision in dental restorations. The system includes two important components. An in-office milling machine, and proprietary software are used in conjunction to streamline the entire dental crown process in a single visit.
You are probably wondering how much the convenience of CEREC costs. Although we can’t give you an exact quote without an examination, the answer is usually about the same as a standard crown. The cost of premier materials and advanced technology are generally offset by the elimination of expensive laboratory fees.
The benefits if CEREC include:
Our CEREC machine can also be used to create other customized ceramic restorations such as inlays, onlays, porcelain fillings, and even veneers. To learn more about how you can benefit from this advanced technology, call us at (804) 381-6238 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Hart.