Riverside Dentist

CEREC CrownsRiverside, CA

For years, restoration using ceramic crowns, inlays, onlays, veneers, and bridges has taken a significant investment of time for those who needed to renew their smiles. The last thing anyone who has one or more damaged, decayed, or missing teeth wants is to wait several weeks for their restoration to be manufactured in a lab while they wear a temporary prosthetic that may not be as comfortable or cosmetically appealing as the custom restoration. Thankfully, Dr. Neal Edwards and his dentistry team in Riverside offer patients an alternative: CEREC (Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramics).

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Traditional Dental Crown Restoration

One of the most common ceramic restorations is a dental crown. In the past, patients have needed to schedule two or more appointments over the course of several weeks in order to complete restoration using a dental crown. During an initial visit, the damaged tooth or abutment teeth as part of a fixed bridge are prepared to receive a dental crown. Next, we take digital x-rays, images, and bite impressions of the affected teeth and the whole bite. These diagnostics are used by our trusted dental lab to create a custom crown. Until the custom restoration is completed, patients wear a temporary crown. Once we have their custom prosthetic in our office, the patient returns to exchange the temporary for the custom crown completing their beautiful smiles.

The CEREC Same Day Crown System

CEREC Crowns
CEREC Crowns

The CEREC system involves essentially the same process except instead of sending diagnostic images and x-rays to a dental lab, the CEREC unit mills custom restorations in our dental practice. Using a solid block of dental grade porcelain and digital scans and impressions, the CEREC milling unit manufactures a custom restoration from the comfort of our dental practice in under an hour. Over the course of about two hours, we are able to complete the entire restoration process that would have taken weeks in the past. Best of all, remaining dental structure is protected because there is no need to place and remove temporary crown.

Schedule Your CEREC Consultation

If you have one or more damaged or missing teeth, don’t wait another day. Contact Dr. Edwards and his team in Riverside, CA to schedule a CEREC consultation today. If we determine a ceramic restoration is your best solution, we will repair your smile quickly, effectively, and beautifully relying on the CEREC system to provide a custom dental restoration in just one visit.