CEREC® same-day crowns provide a quick, convenient, and affordable way to repair damaged or severely decayed teeth. At his self-titled practice, general and family dentist Jason Ray, DDS, and the team use CEREC same-day crowns to transform smiles and limit the number of dental visits.To make an appointment, call the office in Santa Monica, California, or book online today.
A CEREC same-day crown is a synthetic cap bonded on top of a damaged or decayed permanent tooth. Traditionally, getting a dental crown took at least two visits. Dr. Ray has a CEREC milling machine on site, allowing him to design, manufacture, and apply crowns during a single appointment.
Dr. Ray and the team use CEREC same-day crowns for many reasons, including to:
Dr. Ray might also recommend a CEREC same-day crown if you need a root canal. A root canal is an endodontic procedure designed to preserve a permanent tooth and prevent the need for an extraction.
Before recommending a CEREC same-day crown, Dr. Ray reviews your dental records, performs an oral exam, and takes a series of oral X-rays. If he identifies visible damage or decay, Dr. Ray numbs your mouth with a local anesthetic and carefully removes the affected part of your tooth enamel.
Next, Dr. Ray takes digital impressions of your tooth and uploads them to a computer-aided design (CAD) program. He uses the program to create a custom crown that fits your tooth perfectly. After approving the design, Dr. Ray uploads it to the CEREC milling machine. The CEREC machine then manufactures a custom dental crown from a block of porcelain.
Once the machine finishes, Dr. Ray bonds the new crown on top of your tooth, restoring your smile and your ability to bite and chew. After the bonding material dries, you can return to your routine immediately because there is no downtime or recovery period.
CEREC same-day crowns last 12-15 years* on average, but you can extend their use by practicing good oral hygiene. The team recommends:
To learn more about the benefits of CEREC same-day crowns, make an appointment at the practice of Jason Ray, DDS, by calling the office or booking online today.
*Individual results may vary.