Think it’ll take forever to fix that damaged tooth? At Valerin Dental Group of Peoria IL, our dental team provides cost-effective and efficient dental care services to meet your needs. A popular option we offer is CEREC®, otherwise known as the same day crown.
What Are CEREC (Same Day Crowns)?
Same day crowns are used on teeth with decay, trauma, or other damage. A crown is a durable, realistic-looking, custom-made cover that “caps” the damaged tooth so it looks and functions properly.
How Same Day Crowns Work
Traditionally, crowns are made in a laboratory. But at our Peoria dental clinic we use specialized technology called Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) to create crowns in minutes instead of days or weeks!
First, we’ll clean and reshape the damaged tooth surface with a dental drill. Next, we lightly dust the tooth with reflective powder and use a small wand-like device to take digital photos inside of your mouth. The computer uses this information to make a 3D model of your tooth, which can then be used to fabricate your crown right in our clinic! We’ll insert the crown, make any necessary adjustments, and then out the office you go!
Research shows that tooth restorations using CAD/CAM are just as durable as crowns made using more traditional techniques and material.
How to Take Care of Your Same Day Crowns
Treat your same day crowns like your other teeth! Brush and floss daily, avoid excessive biting and grinding, and visit your dentist regularly.
If you’ve been looking for CEREC/same day crown services in the Peoria, IL area, call the Valerin Dental Group at (309) 693-2310 today!
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6901 N Knoxville Ave #202 Peoria, Illinois 61614 1-309-693-2310