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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): CEREC Technology

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We’ve collected some of the questions we hear the most often. Take a moment to check and see if your question is answered below. If your question isn’t here or if you want more information, you are always welcome to give us a call at (651) 698-0848 or to send us an email using our convenient form on our Contact page. 

CEREC Technology

Traditional dental crowns generally require at least two dental appointments. During your dental appointment with Dr. Nick Schulte, we take digital x-rays of your weakened tooth. Unlike traditional dental crowns, there is no messy gloop involved. 

We use a special intraoral scanner to help make a 3-D model of your tooth. Dr. Schulte can zoom in or adjust the image as necessary so that we can fabricate the perfect fit.  

Once we're happy with how perfect the 3-D model is, we can mill the restoration right there in our dental office. CEREC dental crowns in St Paul, MN is easier and more accessible than you might think!

The process of creating the new dental Digital graphic of CEREC dental crowns restoring bottom teeth near Saint Paul MNcrown is straightforward and finely tuned, often taking around 15 minutes to complete. This is great for patients who are on a tight schedule!

The CEREC Process in Saint Paul

Once our milling machine has finished fabricating your new dental crown out of top-rated ceramic dental material, Dr. Merideth Meador-Schulte will fit it over your damaged tooth to ensure a precise and snug fit. 

Now you have a new permanent dental crown! It looks, feels, and functions like a traditional crown, and can be expected to last many years with proper maintenance. 

Once you've fit the new dental crown over your tooth, there is no need for follow-up fittings or appointments to remove a temporary crown. 

Contact Us for Same-Day Dental Crowns in Saint Paul

There may be many reasons why patients might need a dental crown, but at Brimhall Dentistry, we work hard to give them the best restorative and cosmetic options. Contact our Saint Paul dental office to get started on CEREC dental crowns! 

At Brimhall Dentistry, we love that we can offer CEREC dental crowns in the 55116 area. 

Dental crowns are versatile and durable. They can protect a decayed or damaged tooth, fill in when a filling isn't big enough, cover chipped or cracked teeth, or simply improve your smile. 

Traditionally, dental crowns can be an excellent (and lengthy) investment. CEREC dental technology can have patients enjoying a brand new dental crown in under an hour. When a dental crown provides the stability or attractiveness that you want immediately, it's hard to find any cons. 

Close up of dental tool holding CEREC dental crown in Saint Paul MNCEREC Dental Crowns in Saint Paul, MN

CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. 

That's a bit of a mouthful, but it means that Dr. Nick Schulte uses the precision and accuracy of computer designs to manufacture a dental crown that fits perfectly over your tooth. 

Since our impressions and patient records are all digitized, we can skip the awkward gloopy step and go straight to 3-D designing your smile down to the millimeter. 

Once we're happy with your digital impression and how your new dental crown looks on our computer, we can send the information to our milling machine to start working on your lovingly-crafted dental restoration.

The Convenience of Traditional Dental Crowns

Saint Paul patients might worry that they've given up quality for a quick fix, but the reality couldn't be further from that. CEREC dental crowns are durable, healthy, and natural-looking. 

It's not hard to interest our dental family in the wonders and convenience of modern CEREC dental crowns. The same quality of care in half the time? Many of our busier patients love how much easier we've made their lives.

Contact Us About CEREC Dental Crowns in 55116!

If you're interested in learning more about same-day dental crowns, give Brimhall Dentistry a call today at (651) 698-0804!

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