CEREC Offered in Tysons
With CEREC, or Chairside Economical Reconstruction of Esthetic Ceramics, your dentist can prepare, create, and place a custom-made dental crown in just one visit. Our in-house milling machine uses 3D imagery to create a new crown from a single block of beautiful dental ceramic. Dental crowns created with CEREC last just as long as those manufactured in a separate lab.
Traditional Crowns vs. CEREC® 1-Visit Crowns
Treatment with a traditional crown takes two appointments to complete. During the first, the tooth would be prepared and an impression of it would be taken. Finally, a temporary crown would be put in place. Then, in the second appointment, the dentist would remove the temporary crown and replace it with the finished one. But in between appointments, there was always the risk of the temporary cracking or falling out.
With CEREC, there’s no danger of a temporary breaking because there’s no need for a temporary, period. Instead, Dr. Berrada and Dr. Chopra can design, mill, and place a crown for you in just one visit. When you leave our Falls Church office, you’ll be leaving with a fully restored smile you can look forward to enjoying for years.
What Are the Benefits of CEREC?
Crowns in a day offer a number of benefits for patients who require restorative care:
- Efficiency: Same day dentistry reduces the amount of time you have to block off for dental care, so you can get back to living your life with a fully restored smile more quickly.
- Improved Results: Because CEREC uses digital imagery, your dentist has a more accurate view of your affected tooth and all its surrounding structures. This precision aids in treatment planning for a better-fitting restoration overall.
- Increased Comfort: Digital impressions eliminate the need for messy, putty-based impressions, a feature our patients with sensitive gag reflexes especially appreciate.
- No Temporaries: Weak and unreliable, temporary crowns often break before the permanent crown is ready, requiring additional visits to the dentist. These temporary crowns are not matched to the rest of the teeth and are often highly noticeable in the smile. With CEREC, they are no longer needed.
Caring for Your 1-Visit Crowns
After you’ve had your one-visit crown placed, you should maintain solid dental hygiene habits to keep the area beneath and around the crown healthy to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day and floss once every day -- especially focusing on the area around the base of the crown.