CEREC SAME-DAY DENTAL CROWNS
CEREC crowns are created in our dental office using an advanced 3D scanner and CAD/CAM milling machine. To begin treatment, one of our dentists will scan your mouth, then upload the 3D image to a computer. Using specialized software and the dimensions from your scan, a customized crown is carved out of a solid block of porcelain using our in-office milling machine. With this state-of-the-art technology, we can build and place your crown in a single appointment.
LAB-MADE DENTAL CROWNS
Lab-made crowns are typically made out of a metal base with a porcelain crown. They are very durable, long-lasting, and natural-looking. Since they are built at an outside lab, placement requires at least 2 appointments over a period of 2-3 weeks. However, they may be a better option than CEREC crowns for patients with certain dental issues. For example, if your tooth is broken below the gum line, a lab-made crown may be required.
Sedation Dentistry Options
Laughing gas is a method of minimal sedation that’s ideal for short, straightforward dental implant procedures. You’ll simply breathe through a nose mask, and the laughing gas will make you feel more relaxed, help prevent discomfort, and ensure that you get through your procedure with no anxiety.
IV sedation uses powerful sedatives that will likely cause you to fall asleep and forget most of your procedure, but you will remain responsive to commands and can be woken up if needed. General anesthesia, in contrast, will make you unconscious, ensuring that you remain completely comfortable during your appointment.