By Ken Yasuhara, DDS - Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry
August 13, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: CEREC   Same-Day Crowns  

Dental crowns strengthen, protect and restore damaged teeth. They can also improve the appearance of teeth with cosmetic imperfections. In the past, it took several weeks for a custom dental crown to be made. New advancements in dental technology now make it possible to improve your smile in just one day. In Honolulu, HI, CEREC same-day crowns are available at Ken Yasuhara, DDS - Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry, where Dr. Ken Yasuhara can restore function and beauty to your smile.

CEREC Technology

A crown is a hollow cover or cap that is placed over a damaged tooth to give it a strong new exterior. The crown also restores biting and chewing functions, while protecting the tooth from additional damage. Once the crown is cemented in place, the natural tooth will be completely concealed inside.

CEREC technology makes it possible to restore function and beauty to your smile in just one office visit. There is no need to wait several weeks for an off-site dental lab to create the restorations, as is the case with traditional dental crowns.

This advanced dental technology utilizes computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to create custom crowns right in the dentist’s office. The CAD program generates a digital 3D model of your teeth that is used by CAM technology to fabricate custom crowns in a milling machine in just minutes. The new crowns can be placed immediately so you can enjoy your new smile right away.

CEREC same-day crowns are made from tooth-colored ceramic so your new crowns will look completely natural and blend in with the rest of your smile. At our aesthetic and restorative dentistry office in Honolulu, HI, CEREC technology is used to strengthen, restore and enhance your smile quickly.

Advantages of CEREC Same-Day Crowns

Both CEREC same-day crowns and traditional dental crowns help strengthen, protect and restore damaged teeth, as well as improve their appearance. However, CEREC technology has several unique advantages.

A primary advantage of CEREC same-day crowns is that you can enjoy your new tooth restorations immediately. Traditional dental crowns take several weeks since they are fabricated by a separate dental lab. You’ll need to return to the dentist’s office on a separate date to have the crowns placed. CEREC same-day crowns are made in the dentist’s office so they can be designed and placed in a single visit.

Another benefit of CEREC same-day crowns is that a digital model of the teeth is generated by the CAD program so there is no need to create a physical impression of the teeth. Making a physical mold can be messy, as well as physically uncomfortable for some patients as it can trigger the gag reflex. CEREC eliminates these problems.

There are so many benefits to choosing CEREC same-day crowns. For CEREC in Honolulu, HI, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Yasuhara by calling Ken Yasuhara, DDS - Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry at (808) 947-8900.