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Benefits to you:
Accuracy and convenience, at about the same price.
It costs about the same as others charge for multi-visit procedures. Same-day CAD/CAM crowns cost about the same, if not a little less than the time-consuming traditional route.
Get a permanent crown in a single visit.
At most dentists, a crown means many visits and hours of your time.
Why do that, when you can get a better, permanent crown in just one visit? You benefit from our investment in the latest dental technology – saving you save time.
Best of all, it costs about the same, if not a little less!
The traditional way of delivering crowns requires a lot of time: time off work, and time traveling to and from the dentist’s office.
The modern way. One visit. About 2 hours.
No more nasty, slimy molds in your mouth.
The digital imaging/impression can enlarge the tooth and its margins 300%, also showing the surrounding tissues, opposing teeth, and occlusion. This is what makes the fit so accurate!
The traditional way. 2-3 visits. Hours of your time.
The old way vs. the new way
If your dentist is only doing things the old way, maybe it’s time to upgrade.
We receive this question all the time. Here is what we think:
The technology is expensive.
The CEREC machine costs almost $200,000. Then there is the cost of time and training. Many dentists don’t want to make the investment.
It requires extra training.
The cost of materials. More comfortable chairs and operatories.
Yes. There are specific cases where the old way is preferred.
It’s never a good idea to discard a traditional technique, especially if it works. In some cases, it can better to do molded-impressions with a temporary crown – and send away for a lab-produced tooth.
Consider a patient that grinds molars during sleep. Over time, these molars (even molars with crowns on them) may break.
In the case, a zirconium crown on the molar may be considered. Zirconium crowns, under normal conditions, are unbreakable. Unfortunately, CEREC cannot produce same-day Zirconium crowns.