What’s The Difference Between Traditional Crowns and CEREC Crowns?

Should you choose CEREC system crowns over traditional crowns?

Have you heard about the CEREC system? This advanced dental system makes it possible to have a new dental crown in just one visit! Really!

But how is that possible, and how is a CEREC crown different from getting a traditional crown?

You’ll want to know the answer because making the right choice for your next crown could save you time and money.

Here’s what you need to know.

What is CEREC?

CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. It’s a leading-edge system that allows our Manassas and dentists, Dr. Bobby Bawa and Dr. Anoop Bawa, to create a customized dental crown right at their offices instead of sending it to an outside lab.

The significant advances made in the fields of computer technology and digital imaging are being utilized by the dental profession to help you have dental visits that are quicker and more efficient.

The CEREC system takes advantage of both of those advanced technologies. It relies on CAD/CAM technology: computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacture.

How is CEREC different from traditional crowns?

With traditional crowns, your procedure would go something like this:

  • You’ll have an exam to determine a crown is the best solution for your tooth’s health.
  • Next, another visit is scheduled to prep the tooth for a crown. The dentist takes bite impressions and places a temporary crown.
  • The impressions are sent to a lab to manufacture your crown, which may take two to three weeks.
  • Finally, another visit is made to have the finished crown set permanently in place.

With the CEREC system, your crown procedure starts the same way, but then changes radically:

  • First, our restorative dentistry experts determine a crown is the best option for you.
  • We do any needed prep work on the tooth, and we take 3D digital impressions that are sent electronically to a computer. Our and Manassas dentists check the design and choose a color that will blend in naturally with your smile.
  • This digital design is beamed to our in-office milling machine to carve out a new crown, according to the template computer-designed by our dentists.
  • The crown is polished and permanently placed. The whole procedure usually takes between 90 minutes to two hours to complete!

You can see why CEREC crowns are also known as same-day crowns!

Comparison chart of CEREC crowns vs. traditional crowns.

What are the benefits of CEREC crowns?

At Bawa Dentistry, we are always looking for ways to save our patients’ time while providing them with quality dentistry. The CEREC system allows us to do all of that for you!

What are the benefits of CEREC crowns over traditional crowns? Here are a few you’ll experience:

  • You get your new crown in just one day instead of weeks
  • No need for multiple dental appointments
  • Don’t need to wear a temporary crown
  • Digital impressions mean no goopy impressions are needed
  • It creates an all-porcelain crown that fits well and feels comfortable

You have better things to do than sit in a dentist’s chair. CEREC gets you in and out of our office with a beautiful, new dental crown in no time!

Why Bawa Dentistry?

Bawa Dentistry is one of the few practices in the area offering CEREC crowns. So, if you live in the Manassas, Chantilly, Gainesville, Herndon, Reston, Clifton, Warrenton, or Bristow areas and want to give CEREC crowns a try, you’ll need to come to us!

Drs. Bobby and Anoop Bawa are known for their excellent restorative and cosmetic dentistry results.

Both of our dentists have pursued continuing education with the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental StudiesOpens in LVI website (LVI), whose mission is to promote the progress of the dental profession through the integration of comprehensive diagnosis, contemporary techniques, and technology.

Both of our dentists have been consistently named one of “America’s Top Dentists” by the Consumers’ Research Council of America.

Bawa Dentistry has the dentists with the best education and skills and the most advanced dental technology for your care. Why would you go anywhere else?

Are you ready to experience advanced dentistry that saves you time while providing you with a high-quality dental restoration?

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