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By D Casey Hart DDS
August 20, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures

Dr. D. Casey Hart provides comprehensive dental care for the whole family and CEREC same-day crowns in Marietta, GA. CEREC same-day crowns are a convenient solution for teeth that are damaged or decayed. Keep reading about CEREC technology and come see us to find out if CEREC same-day crowns are the best solution for your damaged teeth.

Dental crowns

Dental crowns can save teeth that have been damaged by trauma like a crack or chip, or teeth that are damaged by a significant amount of decay. Any decay is drilled away by your dentist, and the remaining tooth is sculpted so a crown will fit around it. Crowns are a great option for salvaging teeth and can keep you from needing a complete tooth replacement. When you get same-day CEREC crowns in Marietta, GA, you even save time at the dentist.

Benefits of CEREC technology

CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. This technology uses 3D imaging and computer-aided design and manufacturing to rapidly create custom ceramic restorations. Detailed scans of your mouth help your dentist skip the messy step of taking molds of your mouth, and it saves you time and extra appointments.

Minimize your time at the dentist with CEREC technology. Your dentist can precisely measure your mouth without molds and create your custom crown in the office. You can have a new custom crown in the space of one appointment, and not have to come back.

You also won't have to wear a temporary crown. Using the traditional method, molds are taken of your mouth and these molds are used to create your custom crowns off-site in a dental lab. During this time, you wear a temporary tooth cap. This cap fills any gap in your smile and keeps your mouth functional, but it may not match your smile perfectly. With CEREC crowns, you skip this step and your custom crown is ready for you the day of your appointment.

We are here for you when you need same-day CEREC crowns in Marietta, GA. To make an appointment with Dr. D. Casey Hart, call (770) 926-8371.

By D Casey Hart DDS
March 01, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental crowns are protective caps that strengthen and restore weak or damaged teeth. They can also be used to cover and protect teeth cerecthat have been chipped or cracked. In the past, several dental appointments were needed to produce and install dental crowns. Today, a new technology called CEREC makes getting crowns a snap. CEREC is a computerized tool for creating crowns and other restorative dental work directly in the office in a single visit. Dr. Casey Hart is your Marietta, GA, dentist for CEREC technology and installation of dental crowns.

What is CEREC?

CEREC is an exciting new technology for creating restorative dental work quickly. CEREC stands for CERamic REConstruction, or Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. It is a computerized machine that uses digital imaging technology to create ceramic restorations, such as dental crowns, that perfectly match your tooth color and shape. The entire process takes just a few hours and can be completed in a single visit to your Marietta dentist. With CEREC, you can have your dental crown made and installed all on the same day.

Advantages of CEREC

CEREC offers some major advantages in the field of restorative dental work. One major advantage is how quickly CEREC works. Creating crowns, inlays, onlays, and other restorative dental work used to require multiple office visits. An impression would first be made of the teeth, then sent off to a lab for creation of the dental work. Patients had to wait for the dental work to be sent from the lab to the dentist’s office before it could be installed. Now, crowns and other restorative dental work can be made and installed during a single office visit.

Another advantage of CEREC is its use of digital imaging technology. There is no need to make a physical impression of the problem tooth or teeth. In the past, impressions were made using a messy substance that had to remain in the mouth until it began hardening and was firm enough to remove without ruining the impression. Making these impressions could be physically uncomfortable for many patients, even producing a gagging sensation. CEREC eliminates that problem by creating digital impressions using 3D photography and CAD/CAM technology.

CEREC makes getting crowns and other restorative dental work a snap. There is no need for multiple office visits. You can have your new dental crown created and installed in a single day. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Hart, your CEREC dentist in Marietta, GA, call the office at (770) 926-8371.