Once upon a time, having a dental crown required two appointments with Medford dentist Dr. Giamberardino. The first visit would usually be quite lengthy, because of the time required to take molded impressions of your tooth and the preparatory work necessary. In addition, patients always left wearing a temporary crown, which required a bit of gentle attention. After waiting at least two weeks for the dental lab to fabricate the permanent crown, a patient would return to the dentist to have the crown set. Now, however, there are same day crowns in Medford that make restoring your tooth a dream come true.
At Giamberardino Dental Care, we use the CEREC system by Sirona to fabricate same day dental crowns right here in our Medford dental practice. There aren’t two appointments, there are no molded impressions and you don’t have to wait two weeks to complete the procedure. Everything from start to finish happens in just one visit.
The CEREC System
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics or CEramic REConstruction. The system replaces each step of the old process with three comfortable and convenient components.
First, CEREC’s infrared digital camera creates a visual image of the tooth in need of repair, thereby eliminating the need for that mouthful of goop needed to take an impression.
This image is fed into the CEREC computer system where 3-D CAD software designs your tooth restoration. In one step, every consideration is included in the make-up of your new crown: the color, the size, the shape and the grooves and pits of the biting surface.
Next, this design is transferred to the milling unit in our office, where your new crown is fabricated from a whole piece of dental porcelain or composite resin in about 15 to 20 minutes. At the conclusion of this process, we can stain and polish the restoration if necessary to create a more natural appearance.
Finally, Dr. Giamberardino checks to make sure the crown fits perfectly and then cements it on top of your prepared tooth. Your new same day crown requires the same care as your natural teeth; be sure to brush and floss everyday and schedule regular dental checkups with Dr. Giamberardino. You and your new smile will live happily ever after.
Call Our Office Today for Same Day Crowns
To learn more about CEREC in Medford, MA, contact Giamberardino Dental Care. We gladly serve patients from Medford, Winchester, Somerville, Malden, Everett, and nearby communities.