Evolve Dentistry | Dentist in Portishead, Somerset

24 Harbour Road Portishead BS20 7AL

24 Harbour Road Portishead BS20 7AL

CEREC – Same day dental crowns or inlays

A whole new breed of dentistry for the busy people of Bristol. How great would it be to be able to have your dentistry in a single appointment? Many people find that having dental crowns and permanent white fillings is not the most productive way of spending their time – often having to return for repeat appointments means you get less done of things you need or wish to do!

With CEREC we use modern technology to allow your new tooth to literally be ‘born in front of your eyes’ and save time at the dentist. CEREC Same Day Crowns use 3 steps to help save you time:

  1. We digitally scan your tooth which needs the filling or crown (this replaces the impression goo)
  2. The computer then designs your new tooth on screen (this replaces the dental technician and saves time)
  3. Our milling machine gently cuts your new tooth from a solid block of industrial grade ceramic (this is the part where your new crown is born in front of your eyes)

CEREC is great if:

  • You are nervous of needles and want to reduce the amount of injections you have
  • You lead a busy lifestyle and don’t wish, or are unable, to come to many repeat appointments
  • You find dental impressions uncomfortable with them making you gag

What is a Cerec crown or inlay?

Cerec is the brand name of a system that can design and make a crown in a single visit. It uses 3-D imaging technology to take a picture of your tooth once it has been prepared, and then will design the ideal shaped crown or inlay. This information is used by the milling unit to create your crown.

What is the crown or inlay made from?

A Cerec crown or inlay is 100% metal-free but still incredibly strong. It is made from ceramic and bonded to your tooth. The material that the crown or inlay is made from bends and flexes in a similar way to natural tooth material, so reduces the chance of tooth fracture in the future.

Why would I choose a Cerec crown or inlay?

These crowns are currently ideal for all areas of the mouth other than the very front, where we believe the artistry of a dental technician would provide a better aesthetic result. Because a Cerec crown is made at Evolve Dentistry while you wait, you save time as you only need one appointment, meaning that you only need one injection.

What happens during my appointment?

During your appointment you would still be made numb if you require local anaesthetic. Your tooth or teeth are then prepared for the crown or inlay.

Once our dentist is happy that the tooth is the correct shape, a camera is used to scan your mouth, the opposite teeth and the teeth biting together. From this information, the crown or inlay can be designed and customised for your mouth. Once the crown or inlay has been designed it is milled in the milling unit.

During this process you can relax in our reception area with a cold drink and read a magazine or you can watch your crown or inlay being created. It is then bonded into your mouth. As the Cerec system is incredibly accurate, your crown or inlay will have an excellent fit.

How long will my Cerec crown or inlay last?

Studies have shown that a Cerec restoration can last as long as conventional crowns or even longer. The average lifespan is 10 -15 years if properly cared for.

In order to get the best out of your crown or inlay, we recommend that you visit us regularly as advised by your dentist. It is still possible to get decay under any crown, inlay or filling, regular appointments will reduce the risk of this.

Will it cost me any more to have a Cerec crown?

The cost to you is the same or lower as a traditional crown or inlay as we believe this is one of the best way to restore your teeth and so would like you to benefit from the technology available.

Can I come to you if I already have a dentist?

Yes, we are happy to carry out your treatment and you would continue to see your own dentist for all your routine treatment.

What do I do next?

Contact us to book your appointment

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24 Harbour Road Portishead BS20 7AL


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