New Port Richey and Trinity, FL Dentist
James C. Lewis, DMD
4101 Little Rd
New Port Richey, FL 34655
(727) 372-7887
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By James C. Lewis, DMD
June 12, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Cerec Crowns  

crowns and bridgesThanks to CEREC, you can receive a crown in just one dental visit. Trinity and New Port Richey, FL, dentist Dr. James Lewis restores damaged teeth with CEREC crowns and also uses them to help patients enhance their smiles.

The CEREC process saves time

CEREC crowns are created in your New Port Richey dentist's office, eliminating the need for a dental laboratory. Receiving a crown used to require a multi-step process. After your tooth is reduced in size, your dentist makes an impression of your mouth that is used to create your crown in an off-site dental laboratory. At the end of the visit, you receive a temporary crown and make an appointment to return to the office when your permanent crown is ready.

When your tooth is restored with a CEREC crown, you'll only need to schedule one dental appointment. After your tooth is reduced, your dentist will take a digital impression and design your restoration using CAD/CAM technology. The completed crown design will be sent to an in-office milling machine that will create your new crown from a block of ceramic or resin. You'll leave the office wearing your permanent crown.

CEREC crowns offer several important benefits

CEREC crowns offer a few advantages that just aren't possible with porcelain or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, such as:

  • No Uncomfortable Impressions: Soft putty is used to create impressions needed for traditional crowns. The process takes several minutes and can cause gagging in some patients. The digital scanner used for CEREC impressions requires no putty, eliminates gagging, and only takes a few seconds.
  • Less Tooth Reduction: Whether you receive a CEREC crown or a traditional restoration, your tooth must be reduced in size to ensure that the crown will fit correctly. CEREC requires less reduction of tooth structure, which helps keep your tooth stronger.
  • Immediate Correction of Issues: Most CEREC crowns offer a perfect fit, but if a fit issue does occur, a new crown can be created while you wait. If there's a problem with a porcelain crown, you'll need to wait about two weeks to receive another restoration.

Protect your smile with CEREC crowns. Call New Port Richey and Trinity, FL, dentist Dr. James Lewis at (727) 372-7887 to schedule your appointment.


Dentist New Port Richey FL James Lewis DMD

James Lewis, DMD

Dr. James Lewis prides himself on establishing personal relationships with his patients so he can help make their dreams of having a beautiful, healthy smile come true...

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