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CEREC Crowns - Naples, FL

Same-Day Results That Last

CEREC milling unit being setup

Crowns in just one visit are possible at Galleria Dentistry. With CEREC, or chairside restoration of esthetic ceramics, your dentist in Naples uses CAD/CAM technology and an in-house milling machine to prepare, manufacture, and place your crown all in the comfort of our state-of-the-art office. Learn more about the process from Dr. Gery Benza, Dr. Anthony Benza, and Dr. Chelsea Benza by reading on below.

How the CEREC Process Works

Patient receiving digital impressions

Traditionally, a dental crown requires two visits to the dentist with the use of a temporary crown worn in the time between appointments. The temporary crown is not customized to match the rest of the smile, however, and is also prone to breaking.

With the CEREC method, your permanent, sturdy crown is completed in just one appointment (hence the name “same-day crown”).

Here’s how the procedure for a crown works with CEREC.

  • First, your dentist will administer local anesthesia and/or Nitrous Oxide as desired for comfort.
  • Any decay and/or defective fillings will be removed from the tooth.
  • The tooth is reshaped to make room for the crown.
  • Digital 3D images are captured of the tooth.
  • A model of your crown is designed and entered into the CEREC milling machine.
  • Your crown is milled from a single block of ceramic.

After your crown is fabricated -- a process that takes less than half an hour -- your dentist will check to make sure it fits, feels, and looks just like it should. Last-minute adjustments are made before the crown is securely bonded onto the affected tooth.

Advantages of CEREC Same-Day Crowns

Closeup of flawlessly repaired teeth

How does CEREC benefit you? Some of the most common advantages of choosing the same-day method are listed below. Which one will you enjoy the most?

  • CEREC saves you time since it can be completed in one visit.
  • Digital images erase the need for messy, uncomfortable traditional impressions.
  • The 3D image is highly accurate, improving treatment planning for a better-fitting crown.
  • CEREC crowns are highly customizable to match the shade of your surrounding teeth.

Most people who need a crown are good candidates for CEREC. A dental crown is the chosen restoration for repairing teeth that are broken, decayed, weak, worn, or cosmetically flawed. CEREC crowns look just like natural teeth, so they are an excellent option for fixing damage anywhere in the smile.

Caring for Your New Dental Crown

Smiling woman in dental chair

Just like a traditional crown, when properly maintained, your CEREC crown can be expected to last for many years. Brush, floss, and spend a little time on the area at the base of your crown to keep the teeth and gums surrounding it healthy. If you start to notice your crown loosening or if it falls off, contact us immediately for repair.

Schedule an Appointment Today!

Do you have a faulty filling or decay that needs a dental crown? With current technology, there’s no need to wait two or more weeks for the entire treatment. Same-day crowns are possible with CEREC from Galleria Dentistry! Contact us to schedule an appointment with your dentist in your local 34109 area.