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CEREC One-Day Crowns in Marrero, LA

Crowns are full-coverage caps that are tooth-colored, and these versatile restorations are used to repair severely damaged teeth, protect weak teeth, and rebuild broken teeth. Instead of extracting a decayed tooth, your dentist in Marrero will clean and sanitize it, remove any decayed or damaged portion, and protect the remaining structure with a crown.

Traditional crowns require precise design and careful color matching to resemble a natural-looking tooth. This is why it often takes a dental laboratory several weeks to create the perfect restoration. If you don’t have time for multiple dental appointments or simply want to get your dental work completed in one visit, Dr. Landry has the answer: CEREC.

What is CEREC?

Patient receiving digital bite impressions

The wonderful thing about CEREC is we can place the crown the same day that we prepare it. So instead of having a temporary, you walk out of Lapalco Family Dental confident that your tooth is not going to fall out, and you also don’t have to come back and be re-anesthetized to place the crown later on. It’s marvelous. We can actually do bridges and onlays with CEREC as well, so if you fracture a tooth, you don’t have to worry about what’s going to happen over the weekend. You come in, we fix it right there, and you’re good to go.

The cutting-edge CEREC system combines computer-aided design with a milling machine. Dr. Landry will scan your teeth and send the 3D images to the CEREC computer. The images are used to create a model of the crown or restoration, which is then sent to the milling device. The device “reads” the instructions and carves the crown out of a block of ceramic. Everything from scanning to polishing is done in ONE day. You can come in the morning for your appointment and leave a few hours later with a brand new, beautiful tooth.

The Benefits of CEREC Restorations

Besides the time savings, CEREC restorations are better than traditional crowns in many ways. You won’t need to wear temporary crowns that may leak or damage the treated tooth (this is rare, but it happens). The quality of CEREC restorations is also comparable to traditionally-made crowns, veneers, and fillings. CEREC one-day crowns fit perfectly and look just like real teeth, which is all you can really ask for.

To learn more about CEREC or to get one of your teeth restored using it, simply contact us today.