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By Heritage Hunt Dental
March 15, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

CEREC CrownsNow 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:

  1. 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.
  2. We will numb the area around the tooth and then file the tooth down to make room for the crown.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!

By Heritage Hunt Dental
November 09, 2017
Category: Dental Care

Modern technology has transformed everything from how people shop for groceries and consume entertainment, and some of the most dental crownsremarkable developments have been in the field of dentistry. From dental implants to Invisalign, it has never been easier and more affordable to improve your smile and oral health. In addition to new treatments and tools, some of the most impressive advancements have come about by way of upgrades to staples of restorative dentistry like crowns. Where patients once had to wait weeks for a simple crown to repair a cracked or severely decayed tooth, same day crowns make it possible to walk out of the dentist's office with a new and improved smile with just a single appointment. Dr. Chris Houser, a dentist in Gainesville, VA, offers CEREC same day crowns to restore your smile in a fraction of the time.

Same Day Crowns in Gainesville, VA

CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) uses digital technology to cut down the time and labor involved in producing dental crowns. Traditionally, the dentist creates a physical impression of your teeth, which is then sent to a lab for production. Once the crown has been completed and sent back to the dentist, the patient goes back in to fit the crown and complete the restoration. The process generally takes weeks, and several dental appointments. Same day crowns are created onsite by the dentist so that there is no waiting.

With same day crowns, a digital image of your teeth takes the place of the impression and is processed using CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) software to create the rendering for the crown. The crown is fabricated while you wait, and a typical appointment generally takes about an hour. Whether you have been living with damaged teeth for days, weeks, or even years, same day crowns can give you the new and improved smile you've been waiting for.

Find a Dentist in Gainesville, VA

Don't wait for a new and improved smile. For more information about same day crowns, contact Heritage Hunt Dental by calling (703) 754-5800 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Houser today.

By Heritage Hunt Dental
February 13, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Crowns are one of the most versatile dental restorations available. They can be used to address virtually any cosmetic or general dental crownsdentistry problem, from cracks and stains, to root canals and missing teeth. But even with the wide availability and affordability of dental crowns, many people continue to live with fixable dental problems for a number of reasons, such as concerns over costs or a simple lack of time. Dr. Chris Houser, a dentist at Heritage Hunt Dental in Gainesville, VA, offers CEREC Same Day Crowns as a fast and equally effective method for strengthening and improving a damaged smile.

CEREC Same Day Crowns in Gainesville, VA

CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) merges traditional dental and digital technology to create restorations in a single trip to the dentist. First Dr. Houser takes a picture of the damaged tooth, which is then uploaded into a computer to create a rendering of the crown using CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) software. The computer-assisted rendering allows Dr. Houser to match the design to your natural tooth color and texture for subtle and realistic looking results.

Once the computer image is complete, it is used to produce the ceramic material for the restoration, which is then bonded to the tooth in the final step. CEREC eliminates the need to wait and return for a second dental visit while a lab produces the crown. The entire process is completed in a single, hour long appointment. CEREC same day crowns are ideal for anyone looking for an affordable, effective, discreet, cosmetically attractive and fast option for fixing a damaged tooth. Busy adults can walk out of Dr. Houser's office with a CEREC restoration in the span of a lunch break.

Find a Dentist in Gainesville, VA

It has never been easier and less time consuming to invest in a healthier, more attractive smile. To learn more about CEREC same day crowns and how they can makeover your smile, contact Heritage Hunt Dental by calling (703) 754-5800 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Houser today.

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