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Now you can get a brand new dental crown in just one visit to our office.
Say goodbye to taking multiple trips to the dentist for a crown! Here at Heritage Hunt Dental's office in Gainesville, VA, dentist Dr. Chris Houser can install a CEREC dental crown in just one day!
What are CEREC crowns?
Also referred to as same-day crowns, these dental caps are designed, fabricated and permanently placed in just a single appointment. CEREC stands for chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics, and the crowns produced by this state-of-the-art CAD/CAM technology look just like natural teeth! They are even matched to the proper shade of your smile so they blend right in.
What is the process of getting CEREC crowns?
Getting traditional crowns often takes 2-3 trips to the dentist’s office; however, CEREC crowns can uniquely be completed in just a single visit! Here’s what to expect when you get CEREC crowns at our Gainesville office:
- You will come in for a consultation and undergo an X-ray screening so that we can check the damage and to determine whether you are a good candidate for CEREC crowns or if you will need to undergo further treatment such as a root canal.
- We will numb the area around the tooth and then file the tooth down to make room for the crown.
- We will take digital images of your teeth, which will be uploaded onto our computer. Special CAD software will take your tooth’s measurements and help us create a custom-fitted crown.
- Once the crown has been designed, we will place a ceramic block into the milling machine where it will read the measurements provided by the computer software to chisel out your new crown. It only takes about 15 minutes for this crown to be made.
- Finally, we will check the fit of the crown, cement it into place, and polish it.
As you might imagine, being able to get a dental crown in just one visit also means that you won’t have to wear a flimsy temporary crown. You'll simply receive treatment and be on your way!
Give us a call!
Are you interested in finding out whether CEREC crowns are right for you? If so, call Heritage Hunt Dental in Gainesville, VA, at (703) 754-5800 to schedule a consultation with us. Remember, the sooner you treat a damaged tooth, the better!