Same-Day CEREC Crowns in Honolulu, HI

Stunning Same-Day Restorations for Faster Treatment

Over time, teeth can become damaged for several different reasons, leading to oral health issues that must be addressed to save the tooth from extraction. Dental crowns are a great method for restoring a damaged smile, and are used in conjunction with a number of restorations and procedures such as root canal therapy and dental implants. However, dental crowns usually take weeks to manufacture. In that time, you’ll need to wear less appealing temporary restorations.

Thanks to advancements in dental technology, the wait time for dental crowns is over. At Advanced Restorative Dentistry of Honolulu, Dr. Nishime offers CEREC crowns that can be manufactured in-office the same day as your appointment.

What Are CEREC Crowns?

CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic) crowns are cap-like restorations fitted over a tooth to restore its form and function. Unlike dental crowns of the past, CEREC crowns are manufactured in-office, so you can enjoy a restored smile the same day. 

CEREC technology uses Computer Assisted Designing and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) to create an array of dental restorations such as: 

  • Crowns
  • Fillings
  • Veneers
  • Inlays and onlays
  • Bridges 

Using CEREC technology, Dr. Nishime can design and manufacture your CEREC crown or any other CEREC restoration in less than twenty minutes, allowing for a much faster treatment.    

Benefits of CEREC Crowns

Beyond allowing your restoration to be manufactured the same day as your appointment, CEREC technology offers numerous benefits to you and Dr. Nishime. Some of those benefits include  

  • Allows for easily customizable restorations
  • Eliminates costly and time-consuming appointments
  • Eliminates the need for low quality temporary restorations
  • Eliminates the need for messy impressions
  • Doesn’t contain potentially harmful materials, such as Bis-GMA
  • Cures almost instantly
  • Stain resistant

CEREC Crown Treatment Process

CEREC technology will allow for easier treatment and greater customization of your crown and many other restorations you may need. The process of receiving your CEREC restorations takes a few simple steps.   

Initial Consultation

Before receiving your CEREC crown, you’ll have an initial consultation with Dr. Nishime where he’ll thoroughly examine your mouth, review your medical history, and discuss your oral health goals and budget with you. The information Dr. Nishime gathers during your initial consultation will help him determine if treatment with CEREC restorations are right for you.

Impression And Design

Dr. Nishime will use a digital camera to take a 3D image of the tooth and form an impression, which will serve as the blueprint for your CEREC crown.

Making Your CEREC Crown

To make your CEREC crown, the CAD/CAM software will analyze and refine the 3D impression of your tooth stored in our computers. Using this refined 3D impression, the CEREC milling machine will carve your crown out of a block of ceramic material. This process should take no longer than 20 minutes to complete.

Fitting Your CEREC Crown

Once your CEREC crown has been crafted, we’ll apply a local anesthetic to numb the area around your tooth. Dr. Nishime will then remove a small portion of your tooth’s enamel so the crown will fit snugly over your natural tooth. 

Once Dr. Nishime has checked the fit of the crown, he’ll adhere the crown to your natural tooth using a special dental adhesive. Once your CEREC crown is attached, you can leave our Honolulu office and start enjoying the benefits of your new restoration the same day. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Choose CEREC Crowns for Faster Treatment & Better Quality

Thanks to the versatility of CEREC technology, your dental crowns and many other dental restorations you may need can be installed and enjoyed the same day as your appointment. 

To learn more about the benefits of same-day CEREC crowns, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nishime at Advanced Restorative Dentistry, call our Honolulu office by dialing (808) 732-0291, or click the button below to submit a request form.

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