Boco Dental & Prosthodontics has CEREC!
In the world of dentistry, advancements are made every day. At BOCO Dental, we work to stay up to date and employ new technologies when they are proven to enhance experience and efficiency for our patients. For this reason, we are excited to announce the newest member of our team, the CEREC!
Get a custom crown faster, with more accuracy.
What is CEREC?
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. In other words, it means that we now have the ability to make very accurate crowns specifically designed for your mouth in a single office visit – typically lasting no more than 2.5 hours. This shortens the typical crown process from two to three weeks, creating a much more expedited experience for people who need a crown.
How is a CEREC Crown made?
The whole process is completed in about 2.5 hours.
First, a 3D Digital Impression of your mouth is created. This eliminates the need for the creation of traditional impressions, which use plastics and create a significant amount of waste. Digital impressions are also much more time-efficient than analog impression, cutting the impression time in half.
Using the extremely accurate 3D image the CEREC machine then mills a ceramic crown that not only perfectly fits in your mouth, but looks, feels, and acts like a real tooth.
Are CEREC Crowns as durable and long-lasting as traditional crowns?
This process results in the highest quality type of crown that exists today. On average, the lifespan on a CEREC crown is 10 years, and with proper care, they have the potential to last much longer. This is the same life expectancy of a traditional crown.
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The benefits of this new technology are astounding, and we look forward to making the process of getting a crown much quicker and easier for our patients!
If you are looking for a dentist who can provide you with a CEREC Crown to replace a broken/missing tooth contact BOCO Dental & Prosthodontics today!