Also known as CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, or CEramic REConstruction), same-day crowns are a quick and affordable solution to one of the most common dental problems.
Teeth damage can be caused by a variety of reasons: injuries, aging, tooth decay, and bruxism, among others. Crowns are used to protect and restore a tooth’s appearance, function, and strength. They can be made of different materials such as porcelain, ceramic, metal, and resin.
Same-day crowns, as their name suggests, offer a huge advantage against the traditional ones. Patients do not have to wait for weeks to have their dental crown, and the issue can be solved in just one visit.
Using special equipment, the making and bonding of CEREC crowns takes a couple of hours. Using Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology, the dentist creates a 3D impression of the damaged tooth. Then, this impression is used as a mold by a milling machine that creates the crown out of a block of ceramic.
Besides saving time and money, same-day crowns have other great advantages:
Thanks to the advanced technology of CAD/CAM, capable of capturing small details and shapes, the CEREC crowns resemble the look and fit of a natural tooth.
Ceramic is a strong, high-quality material, which can last for over a decade if it’s given proper maintenance.
The crowns are made based on a customized 3D impression of your tooth, captured with an intraoral camera. This guarantees a perfect fit, making them very comfortable.
Dental health is not only a matter of aesthetics, it is also about functionality. When a tooth is damaged, it can interfere with activities like talking and eating. Same-day crowns restore the function of your tooth faster than regular crowns.
Do you need a dental crown?
If you need a crown but your daily activities keep you busy and you do not have the availability to make several visits to a dentist, same-day crowns may be the right choice for you.
At Dental Solutions Puerto Vallarta, we can find the best option for you and help you make a well-informed decision based on your needs and the advantages and disadvantages of classical procedures and CEREC crowns.
We are aware that providing one-day services is helpful to travel patients coming to Mexico for dental work. We will be glad to accommodate your time in town for this service. Please, have in mind that you must request it with anticipation to ensure your appointment.
I live in California and I needed to get done a crown, I had a trip to PV and contacted Dr. Arturo’s office a few weeks before my trip, I was told they could do the same day crown and booked me instantly. I was booked for an early morning appointment, he did some work on my tooth and asked me to come back around 4pm (time needed to get the crown ready) I was back at 4pm and in less than 45min my crown was placed and I was out the door.Ariana Gutierrez
Do not hesitate to reach out to make your appointment!