You’re finally heading off on your long awaited family vacation tomorrow and you just broke off part of your tooth. You are panicking because you know you are going to need a crown, but don’t have the time to wait for the entire process and don’t want any dental emergencies when you should be enjoying time with the family. If you have ever been in a similar situation, you know it can be a hassle and an overall frustrating experience. At Fiorentini Family Dentistry, you will never need to worry again. We provide the latest in dental technology including same day permanent crowns by CEREC in both our Monroe Township and Highland Park, NJ offices.
What are CEREC Same Day Crowns?
Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic or CEREC for short is a new state-of-the-art method of designing and fabricating aesthetic permanent crowns in a single visit. CEREC uses computer-assisted design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to take a digital impression of the mouth and fabricate same day restorations for patients. No more messy impressions or ill-fitting temporaries! This new technology has revolutionized ceramic restorations such as crowns and veneers for patients so that there is no longer a wait between the preparation and delivery of the finished product. With CEREC, Dr. Fiorentini designs the crown to perfectly fit your mouth while you watch from the dental chair. The crown or veneer is then milled out in our office, tried in, and then custom stained to match the surrounding teeth. Once ready, the restoration is permanently cemented and you are ready to go! No more temporaries that don’t fit, don’t look right, or cause pain or sensitivity. The restorations created with CEREC are metal-free and tooth colored to restore your tooth to its natural aesthetic beauty, strength and function all in the same day.
Why Do I Need A Crown?
Damage to your tooth can occur for many reasons, and they are not all related to decay and neglect. Biting down on a hard piece of food or candy, bruxism, or a fall or accident can cause your tooth to crack. No matter the reason, it is critical that you address the problem as soon as possible even if you are not in pain at the moment! Leaving a cracked tooth can lead to a greater chance of cavities, further fracture of the tooth, and pain and discomfort. If the tooth fractures more, it may become non-restorable and require extraction. Although an extracted tooth can be replaced with a bridge or a dental implant, there is no substitution for your own tooth and you should try to save them as much as you can. A crown provides complete coverage of your tooth and provides the greatest strength of any restoration. A CEREC crown can restore your tooth to function and give you the aesthetics you desire all in a single visit! Below are a few reasons why you might need a crown.
- Extensive decay (cavity)
- Broken/chipped/cracked teeth
- Large failing restorations
- Root canal treated teeth
- Cosmetic issues (severe staining)
- Severe wear due to bruxism or grinding
- Shape/contour problems
Why Choose Same Day Crowns?
Your time is valuable, why spend more time when you can walk out of our dental office on the same day with an aesthetic permanent crown. CEREC crowns, designed and milled chairside by Dr. Fiorentini, provide the same aesthetics and strength of a lab fabricated crown but without the wait. Here are a few more benefits of a CEREC single visit crown:
- No temporary crown
- No second visit
- Perfect fit for your mouth
- Aesthetic and metal free
- No messy impression material
- Less pain: less drilling and no need for multiple injections
- No two-week wait for your permanent crown
- Greater precision
Can I Really Get A Crown Made in One Visit?
Yes you can! In the past, a new crown required multiple visits to the dentist along with a few week wait while wearing a temporary crown. The temporary is never perfect and you might have increased sensitivity in the area until you come back for the final crown. This no longer has to be the standard, and at Fiorentini Family Dentistry it isn’t! You can walk in to either one of our offices, in Monroe Township or Highland Park, needing a restoration and walk out just a short while later with an aesthetic permanent crown. You can watch the entire process unfold while you wait or you can lay back and close your eyes or watch your favorite television show. With these advancements in dentistry available, why go through the hassle of the old way? When searching for the best dentist “near me”, make sure that they have the technology and the expertise to provide you with the best restorations in the most convenient way.
What is the Process to Get a CEREC Single Visit Crown?
A crown made with CEREC makes the process of getting a permanent crown easier than ever! Before we get started, Dr. Fiorentini will determine if CEREC is right for you. Depending on how much healthy tooth structure you have remaining, you may just need a composite restoration or you may need a crown. Once your tooth is prepared for the restoration, there are just a few steps that take less than an hour meaning you will be able to be on your way soon! While the crown is milling and being custom stained, we invite you to sit back and relax while you enjoy your favorite music or TV show.
In order to make the desired restoration, a 3-dimensional image of the tooth that needs to be restored must be created from a digital camera scan of the tooth. This three-dimensional image will be used to create the restoration without the need to take a messy impression. This means no horrible tasting impression material for you to gag on. The computer and CEREC 3D software then converts the digital image into a three-dimensional virtual model of the prepared tooth. The virtual model created with this scan is fast and more accurate than traditional impression material.
A virtual 3D model of your mouth is made and Dr. Fiorentini designs your crown chairside while you watch. This process ensures that the crown perfectly fits your mouth and has the ideal contours meticulously reviewed by the doctor.
This device is usd to used to create the custom restoration needed for the tooth. Based on the original color of your tooth, the dentist is able to select the correct colored ceramic block and in a few minutes, the milling device is able to create the restoration needed.
Dr. Fiorentini will study the contour and shading of the adjacent teeth. Once the proper fit is confirmed, he will custom stain your crown to provide enhanced aesthetics. Try to guess which tooth is your CEREC same day crown!
Placing the Restoration
After the restoration is made, it is ready to be tried on to ensure that you get proper fit and bite. When it is ready, the restoration is polished and bonded into place by your dentist. Therefore, no temporary restoration is needed and no return trip is necessary, saving you time and money.
What is the cost of same day crowns?
Many patients believe that due to the convenience of being able to make your a crown in a single visit that they will cost more. This is not the case at all. Our pricing for a same day CEREC crown is no different than the cost for a traditional lab fabricated crown.
Does my insurance cover same day crowns?
A majority of dental insurance companies will cover same day dental crowns. The overall amount or percentage that is covered by your insurance will vary depending upon the plan provider and the specifics of the particular plan that you purchased. Our friendly office staff at Fiorentini Family Dentistry is happy to help you better understand what out-of-pocket expenses you may incur.
No Dental insurance, No Problem?
You do not need dental insurance to recieve the highest quality dental care. At Fiorentini Family Dentistry, we provide multiple options to help you get affordable cosmetic dentistry. We have our own In-Office Savings Plan that can help you stay regular with your hygiene visits while receiving a discount on most services.
We also provide no interest financing options either through our office or through CareCredit. Our office also accepts payment by check, cash, or major credit card for all procedures.
WHY CHOOSE FIORENTINI FAMILY DENTISTRY?
At Fiorentini Family Dentistry, we utilize state-of-the art CEREC technology to ensure the comfort and quality of your same-day crown procedure. Dr. Fiorentini has been at the forefront of dental technology and has been utilizing CEREC for over 20 years! His expertise with single visit crowns and restorations is unmatched and he is considered in the top 1% of the dental profession. We always provide custom staining using the highest quality materials which allows for a natural aesthetic appearance and increases the durability of the crown. Try to guess which tooth in your mouth is the crown!
We accept a wide variety of insurance plans to decrease your out-of-pocket expenses. In the event your insurance does not cover this procedure, we offer payment options to help meet your financial needs. If you do not have dental insurance, do not worry. We have our own In-Office Savings Plan that can make your dental needs more affordable than ever. Call our office today to find out more information.
Fiorentini Family Dentistry is one of the only offices to offer same day crown services in the Monroe Township and Highland Park areas. Why visit the dentist multiple times to restore a tooth when you can walk out of our office with a perfect fitting, custom aesthetic crown in one visit. When scheduling your same day crown treatment, only one appointment is necessary to completely restore your tooth back to its original beauty.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR CEREC CROWN
Your same day CEREC crown fits, looks, and feels just like a crown that is sent out to a dental lab for fabrication. Having a crown on a tooth does not mean that that tooth can no longer get a cavity. In fact, poorly made crowns might actually increase the chance of getting food stuck and causing a cavity. Luckily, CEREC single visit crowns are designed by Dr. Fiorentini at the chairside ensuring ideal fit. In order to keep your new crown and surrounding teeth healthy, you must continue proper home care including brushing and flossing twice a day.
USING CEREC FOR IMPLANT DENTISTRY AND SLEEP APNEA
Utilizing a combination of our CEREC intraoral scan and our 3D Conebeam scan at our Monroe Township office, we can create a digital representation of your teeth, tissue, and jaw bone. This allows us to pre-plan your implant surgery and have a surgical guide fabricated to precisely fit your mouth.
The same concept is used to help Dr. Fiorentini fabricate a custom oral sleep apnea appliance. The combination of the conebeam scan and digital impression ensure that your jaw is oriented in the proper position for optimal airway management while minimizing potential complications of an ill-fitting device.
Fiorentini Family Dentistry provides three convenient ways for you to schedule an appointment.
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