We are proud to offer our patients CEREC same day dental crowns – the latest in dental restoration technology.
Dental crowns improve the aesthetics and structure of a tooth that has been cracked or damaged by extensive decay. Also referred to as “dental caps,” crowns help to restore the tooth’s integrity, shape and alignment. Unlike traditional crowns, CEREC crowns can be placed in just one office visit at our Huntington practice. Call Long Island Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry today to schedule an appointment!
Same day CEREC crowns
One of the many benefits of a CEREC crown is that it feels, functions and looks just like a natural tooth. Huntington, Long Island cosmetic dentists Dr. Elliot and Dr. Nick may recommend CEREC crowns for a variety of reasons.
- To improve the appearance of misshapen teeth
- To repair a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy
- To protect a weakened tooth from cracking or fracturing
- To repair a tooth compromised by extensive decay
- To correct gaps in the teeth
- To attach a dental bridge or cover implant restorations
Unlike conventional dental crowns that entail several dental visits, CEREC technology allows our team to give you a brilliant smile in just one day! Long-term clinical studies have demonstrated the durability of CEREC crowns, which enjoy at 95.5 percent success rate after 10 years. Moreover, the process of getting a CEREC crown is designed for patient comfort.
What are CEREC crowns?
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Long Island dentistry is one of the few local practices that has in-house CEREC digital technology. This revolutionary system uses computer-aided design (CAD) and computer aided manufacturing (CAM) to fabricate a custom-made crown in a matter of minutes. Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot start by taking 3D images of your teeth, which are then used to make a digital model for the CEREC crown. The custom restoration is quickly milled from a solid ceramic block. The CEREC technology ensures the crown is perfectly shaded and formed to match the surrounding teeth and bite line. Ceramic resin is stronger than porcelain and contains no metal, which makes this restoration a smart choice for patients who have allergies or are concerned about the health risks of amalgam.