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If you need a crown replacement, there are a few different options. While traditional dental crowns take some time to manufacture and require multiple visits, CEREC same day crowns in Forest Hills NY offer a high-quality, same-day alternative to traditional dental crowns.

CEREC same-day dental crowns are crafted with quality, solid ceramic, which is both aesthetically pleasing and functional. This form of replacement blends well with the surrounding teeth and provides excellent support.

Forest Hills Dental offers CEREC same-day dental crowns for patients that would like a quality alternative that takes as little as one hour to create!

What is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a prosthetic replacement intended to replace an existing crown. This can either be a partial or full crown replacement. Dental crowns sit above the gumline on top of the natural tooth. This is why they are also referred to as dental “caps.”

Why Would I Need a Dental Crown in Forest Hills NY?

There are a few reasons why Dr. Mark may suggest a dental crown as a repair option. Some of the reasons include:

  • A large crack or fracture
  • Severe tooth decay
  • Root canal treatment
  • Replacing an old filling
  • Aggressive enamel wear

Dr. Mark wants to save as much of your natural tooth as possible. A dental crown provides support and protection, while allowing you to keep a portion of your natural tooth. With a crown, you’ll lower your chances of needing an extraction.

A dental crown may also be used to top off a dental implant.

What is CEREC?

CEREC stands for “Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics.” A CEREC dental crown involves the use of 3D CAD/CAM imaging and scanning to create a custom crown for a patient in a single visit. A small, handheld device is used to scan the area where the crown is being placed. This data is transferred to a computer program where the crown is designed. Dr. Mark will ensure the right color is chosen to match the surrounding teeth and provide a natural appearance.

Once Dr. Mark is happy with the design, he transfers the data to an onsite milling machine that produces the ceramic dental crown. This involves the crown being carved out of a block of ceramic material. This process can take as little as an hour.

With CEREC same day crowns in Forest Hills NY, you can leave Forest Hills Dental with a high-quality crown replacement. The CEREC process helps to ensure accuracy and allows for immediate adjustments.

If you have any additional questions about the CEREC process, let us know. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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CEREC vs. Traditional Dental Crowns

There are a few key differences between CEREC and traditional dental crowns. One of the most obvious differences is the timeframe. Traditional crowns take at least two appointments. The first allows your dentist to collect the information needed to have your crown created. The next appointment involves your dentist installing the prosthetic. With that said, additional appointments will be required if a mistake was made, and the restoration needs to be remade. You’ll also need to wear a temporary crown for a couple of weeks while the dental crown is created at a lab.

With CEREC, the prosthetic is created the same day. This means you can walk out of the office with a new dental crown prosthetic placed.

Some of the other advantages to CEREC include:

  • Ease of placement
  • Increased efficiency
  • Less time off work
  • No visible metals
  • High design accuracy
  • A solid ceramic restoration
  • Excellent looking results
  • Durable material

With the advances in CEREC technology, same-day crowns are similar to the cost of conventional dental crowns. This means you can save time and have an excellent replacement created at a similar cost!

Do I Need a Dental Crown?

If the crown of your tooth is damaged or decayed, it needs to be restored. If you don’t repair a damaged crown, it can lead to an increased chance of a pulp infection and further damage. If there is a crack, the crack can continue to develop. You also will feel increased amounts of sensitivity and pain over time. If you have a filling, it can become loose.

If you wait too long to replace a damaged crown, you may risk an infection that leads to the need for a tooth extraction. At this point, you’ll need to consider a costly replacement of an entire tooth instead of a replacement of the crown.

Don’t put off having a dental crown placed. Your tooth crown won’t fix itself. Instead, reach out to Forest Hills Dental for CEREC same day crowns in Forest Hills NY.

CEREC Same-Day Crowns Placement Procedure

The placement procedure for CEREC same-day crowns is pretty simple and will take a relatively short amount of time.

The first step is setting an appointment with Forest Hills Dental to take a look at your tooth and see what restoration or repair options are available. If there is minimal damage, something as simple as dental bonding or a veneer may be enough to resolve the issue. If it is found that the damage or decay is more severe, a dental crown will need to be placed.

Dr. Mark will numb the tooth that is being reshaped to ensure your comfort. He then removes any damaged structures and old fillings. Next, he will reshape the remaining tooth to better fit the crown prosthetic.

Once the tooth has been reshaped, Dr. Mark will take a digital scan of the area. With CEREC, there are no trays or gooey materials to deal with. This makes CEREC an excellent option for those with a sensitive gag reflex.

After the area has been scanned, the shade of the ceramic will be selected. The onsite milling equipment is used to create the ceramic crown. Once the crown is ready, Dr. Mark will check to ensure the dental crown fits. When he is happy with the fit and aesthetic appearance, he will finish placing the dental crown.

Are There Alternatives to Dental Crowns?

If a dental crown is recommended, there generally isn’t a good alternative for replacement. With that said, Dr. Mark may suggest another, less invasive option if there is an alternative. Often this includes CEREC inlays or onlays. Onlays are also considered “partial crowns.” This is an option if there is still a significant portion of the natural crown that can be saved.

With that said, Dr. Mark will recommend what he believes to be the best repair option to meet your needs.

Avoiding a Dental Crown

In order to avoid a dental crown entirely, make sure you brush, floss, and rinse twice a day, every day. This will help to ensure the health of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. You should also visit Forest Hills Dental every six months for a cleaning and checkup. Dr. Mark will be able to catch any tooth decay early before it gets to the point where a dental crown is needed.

If you place sports, make sure you wear a mouthguard to keep your teeth safe and avoid damage. If you do damage a tooth or teeth, schedule an appointment as soon as possible for a repair.

Why Forest Hills Dental?

At Forest Hills Dental, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality dental services with a smile, and we make sure to treat our patients like family! Our rates are affordable, and we help patients of all income levels.

Dr. Gregory Mark has over 30 years of experience in the field of dentistry, and he is able to provide a diverse array of different services—including the placement of dental crowns.

For the best CEREC same day crowns in Forest Hills NY, contact Forest Hills Dental. We’ll schedule you an appointment to see Dr. Mark.

Payment Options

We take pride in servicing patients of all income levels and backgrounds. We believe everyone deserves high-quality dental care. That’s why we offer different payment options. If you have insurance, we will work with your insurance company to get you the best rates possible. If you need assistance with payment, we accept CareCredit!

Reach Out to Forest Hills Dental Today!

A damaged or severely decayed crown is a serious issue. You will want to have your crown repaired as soon as possible. If the option is available, Dr. Mark may decide to place an inlay or onlay. Otherwise, he will opt to place a dental crown. For same-day services, Dr. Mark can place a CEREC dental crown. This high-quality and long-lasting restoration will save you time and allow you to avoid multiple trips to the dentist.

Reach out to Forest Hills Dental today if you have a damaged or decayed tooth. We will take a look and let you know if a CEREC dental crown is the right repair option to meet your needs.


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