SAME-DAY DENTAL CROWNS IN CARY, NC
Stanley Dentistry in Cary, NC is one of only a few family dental practices that offers on-demand, custom porcelain crowns through the use of CEREC 3D. CEREC is a new technology that allows us to make a high-quality, custom crown for you in minutes during your visit. That means no more waiting around or running to multiple appointments. Our highly trained doctors and dental assistants can do everything in the office in just one short appointment!
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a type of dental restoration that completely covers a portion of the tooth or dental implant. Some people refer to dental crowns as tooth “caps” because they fit over the tooth. Dental crowns can be used to improve the appearance of teeth or repair and strengthen a damaged tooth.
Why would I need a dental crown?
You might need a dental crown if you:
- Have a cracked or weak tooth
- Have a worn-down tooth
- Recently had a root canal and want to protect that tooth
- Have a cavity that is too big to be filled
- Have a discolored or misshapen tooth
How does CEREC work?
Before CEREC, dentists used to take putty impressions of patients’ mouths and then send the results to a specialized lab that would actually make the crown. The process was long, uncomfortable, and expensive.
In the late 1980s, everything changed with the invention of the CEREC mill. CEREC was the first in-office milling unit to hit the market and has continued to be the most popular. With CEREC, gone are the gross putty impressions and time-wasting middle-men. Because the CEREC system does everything digitally, the process is exceedingly faster and easier for both doctor and patient. A doctor takes an easy digital scan of your mouth, sends the scan to the in-office mill, and within half an hour, you’ll have a brand new, custom-fit crown.