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CEREC® Same-Day Crowns
Vancouver, WA

CEREC same day crowns in Vancouver, WA.There are numerous types of dental restorations, which are used to perform a variety of different tasks, including filling cavities, fixing damage, covering a tooth following a root canal, or even providing a cosmetic fix. Traditionally, getting a dental restoration takes two visits. During your first visit, your tooth is prepared according to the type of restoration being placed. Molds of your mouth are taken using an impression putty. These molds are sent off to a lab, where your restoration is created. Because it can take a couple of weeks for your restoration to be sent back, so a temporary restoration is placed while you wait. Once your restoration is ready, it is then cemented in place. Developments in dental technology have provided a way to provide you with beautiful restorations without the wait. At Alder Dental, our restorations are made using CEREC.

Types of Restorations

There are several different types of dental restorations:
•  Inlays and onlays. These restorations are a type of indirect filling, used to fill cavities caused by tooth decay. Inlays and onlays are used to fill cavities on the chewing surfaces of your molars. Inlays are used to fix damage to a single cusp while onlays are used when two or more cusps are affected.
•  Veneers. Veneers are used to correct a variety of minor dental flaws, including small chips, cracks, gaps between your teeth, discoloration, and more. Veneers are thin shell-like structures that cover the fronts of your visible teeth.
•  Crowns. Crowns are used for more extensive damage to the teeth. They are caps that cover the entire visible surface, providing strength and protection. Crowns are also used for covering teeth following root canals and for covering screws of dental implants.

Why Ceramic?

Ceramic is a popular material for dental restorations for many reasons. It contains no metals, making it ideal for those with metal allergies. Ceramic is biocompatible, meaning that it won’t irritate your gum tissue. Ceramic can be finished and stained to perfectly match the color of your natural teeth. It also mimics the light reflecting properties of your tooth enamel, which helps to provide a more natural appearance.

CEREC Technology

CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic. This in-office technology allows us to provide you with same day dental restorations, helping you to avoid the need for a second visit. CEREC uses CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) technology, which allows us to design and create your restorations on the spot. We take a digital impression of your mouth, which is then displayed on a computer monitor. Using specialized software, we are then able to design a restoration that will fit perfectly in your mouth. The information is then sent to our milling machine, where your restoration is made from a piece of ceramic, based on the specifications of your mouth.

Benefits of CEREC

CEREC has several benefits:
•  You get your restoration that same day. There is no need for a second visit, which means less interruption in your busy schedule.
•  The need for a temporary restoration is eliminated.
•  Your restorations are more accurate. Should we need to make adjustments, it can easily be done that day.
•  If you need more than one type of restoration, CEREC can accommodate your needs.

With CEREC, we can provide you with the restorations you need the same day as your initial appointment. For more information, call Alder Dental today at (360) 831-0831.

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8700 NE Hazel Dell Ave, Vancouver, WA 98665



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