The Benefits of CEREC Technology for Same-Day Crowns

When it comes to dental procedures, convenience and efficiency are increasingly important for both patients and practitioners. One remarkable advancement that has revolutionized the world of dentistry is CEREC technology. CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, allows for the creation and placement of dental crowns in just one appointment. In this blog post, we will explore the numerous benefits of CEREC technology for same-day crowns.

Understanding CEREC Technology

CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) technology is a cutting-edge dental innovation that streamlines the process of creating and placing dental crowns, veneers, and other restorations. At its core, CEREC technology operates through a combination of advanced computer software, digital imaging, and precision milling machinery. 

The process begins with the dentist using an intraoral scanner to capture a 3D digital impression of the patient’s teeth. This digital impression is then transferred to specialized CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing) software, where the dentist can meticulously design the restoration with unparalleled accuracy and customization. 

Once the design is perfected, the digital data is sent to an on-site milling unit, which carves the restoration from a solid block of ceramic material. Within minutes, the custom restoration is ready for placement, eliminating the need for traditional impressions, temporary crowns, and lengthy wait times. This precise, one-visit approach ensures a comfortable and efficient experience for the patient, with a crown that is both functionally and aesthetically superior.

Benefits of CEREC Technology

Time-Saving Convenience

Traditionally, getting a dental crown required multiple visits to the dentist. During the first visit, the tooth would be prepared, an impression taken, and a temporary crown placed. Patients would then need to return for a second appointment to have the permanent crown fitted. With CEREC technology, all of these steps are condensed into a single visit. This saves patients valuable time and eliminates the inconvenience of multiple trips to the dentist.

No More Temporary Crowns

Temporary crowns can be uncomfortable and are prone to chipping or coming loose between appointments. CEREC technology eliminates the need for temporary crowns entirely, as the permanent crown is milled and placed on the same day. This means no more worrying about temporary crown mishaps or discomfort.

Highly Accurate Digital Impressions

CEREC technology uses digital impressions to create precise 3D models of your teeth. This eliminates the need for messy traditional impression materials, making the process more comfortable for patients. The high level of accuracy ensures that the crown fits perfectly, reducing the risk of complications down the road.

Customized, Natural-Looking Crowns

CEREC technology allows for the creation of highly customized crowns that match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth. The result is a restoration that blends seamlessly with your smile, providing both functional and aesthetic benefits.

Durable and Long-Lasting

CEREC crowns are made from high-quality ceramic materials that are known for their strength and durability. These crowns can withstand the forces of chewing and biting, and they are less likely to chip or break compared to traditional crowns made in an off-site dental laboratory.

Minimized Discomfort

With CEREC same-day crowns, there is minimal discomfort involved. Since the entire process takes place in one visit, there is no need to endure the discomfort of wearing a temporary crown for an extended period. Patients can leave the dental office with their permanent crown in place, and any post-procedure discomfort typically subsides quickly.

Conservation of Tooth Structure

CEREC technology is known for its precision, allowing dentists to remove only the minimum amount of tooth structure necessary to place the crown. This conservative approach helps preserve more of your natural tooth, contributing to its long-term health.


CEREC technology has transformed the way dental crowns are created and placed, offering numerous benefits for both patients and dentists. From the time-saving convenience of a single appointment to the precision of digital impressions and the natural-looking results, CEREC same-day crowns are a game-changer in modern dentistry. If you’re in need of a dental crown, consider asking your dentist about the advantages of CEREC technology to enjoy all these benefits and more.

Dr. Snehlata Kulhari

Dr. Snehlata Kulhari completed her Bachelors of Dental Surgery (BDS) at Government Dental College in Punjab, India and her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree at the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in Boston. She has been practicing dentistry since 2011 and has founded Smile Mantra Family Dentistry to provide dental care and education to the community of Cary, NC. Dr. Kulhari stays up to date on the latest dental research and advancements in order to offer her patients exceptional dental care. 


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