CEREC Dental Crowns in a Single Visit
Dr. Rebekkah Merrell is passionate about technology-driven, advanced patient care. CEREC same day crowns are one such example! Thanks to this innovative technology, our Asheville practice can bypass the multi-appointment process required by conventional dental crowns. At Asheville Smiles Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, your tooth can be restored with a custom matched restoration in just one visit.
What is CEREC?
CEREC is an acronym for “chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics.” It uses CAD/CAM technology to create virtual impressions, models, and milled restorations here in our Asheville office. There are no second visits, trays sent to labs, or re-dos. CEREC crowns are completed in a single appointment and are precisely detailed, leaving no room for human error.
The process begins with prepping your tooth as normal. Once an adequate shape is achieved, we take a virtual scan that is transferred into our computer software. From here, Dr. Merrell can select the color of ceramic being used and the final tooth design in mind.
While you wait, the milling equipment carves a beautiful, custom restoration from a solid piece of ceramic. In just a short amount of time, the new crown is ready to be fitted and bonded in place.
“Do I Need a Dental Crown?”
A CEREC dental crown may be your best option, if you:
- Are unable to take off extra time from work
- Prefer to complete all your treatment in one appointment (ideal for sedation patients)
- Need to restore a tooth with a large fracture, cavity, or aging filling
- Want a restoration crafted of solid materials, as opposed to having a metal base (leaving a “grey line” along your gums)
- Recently had a root canal
A crown will cover teeth that are structurally compromised, when a small filling would be inadequate. Dr. Merrell will need to examine your bite to evaluate the extent of damage in order to make an individual recommendation. If you need a second opinion, we are happy to assist you.
Be Sure to Ask About Same Day Smiles
CEREC isn’t just used for creating same day crowns. We can also use the in-house technology to create one day smile makeovers. Dr. Merrell even has resource of a local lab expert who is available to come by during your appointment to add a finishing touch, if the situation calls for it!
Gentler Anesthetic During Your Procedure
Thanks to The Wand single tooth anesthesia (STA) delivery, we’re able to numb just one tooth at a time. Our patients love it! There’s no need to have a numb lip or face for hours after your appointment. You can go home and immediately begin using your new CEREC restored smile.
Prefer to feel like you’re napping? Dr. Merrell is a DOCS trained sedation provider. We offer both nitrous oxide and oral sedation options to help you feel relaxed from start to finish during your one visit crown appointment.
Spend less time in the dentist office and more time doing what you love. Learn more about CEREC single visit crowns by calling our Asheville office today.
Whether you only require a single tooth dental implant or a full mouth prosthesis, no case is too challenging for us to assist you with.