What Are CEREC Same Day Crowns?

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If the mere thought of going to the dentist stresses you out, you may have dental anxiety. More than one-third of people in the United States experience symptoms of dental anxiety, and these symptoms can stop people from going to the dentist when they have a serious dental problem. Dental anxiety can also prevent people from undergoing important dental procedures that require several visits to the dentist. For example, it takes at least two visits for a dental crown, which is a tooth-shaped cap used to restore a tooth that is decayed, weakened, broken, or worn down. 

As the preferred dentist in Scottsdale, AZ, we get it - going to the dentist can be a stressful experience. The noise, the smells, the equipment, having someone stand so close to you, and even the potential for gagging or pain can all trigger a panic response, even in the most courageous of patients. 

Fortunately, advances in dental technology is making it easier for people with dental anxiety to go to the dentist. One advancement, known as CEREC same day crowns, is a popular choice among patients who stress out about going to the dentist. We encourage all our patients with dental anxiety to learn more about CEREC same day crowns, and how they can be a game changer. 

About Dental Anxiety - a White-knuckle Experience

Almost everyone feels a little anxious now and then about going to the dentist – it’s only natural. Some people feel significantly more anxious than do others. The symptoms of dental anxiety can also vary from one person to the next. In general, symptoms of dental anxiety include:

  • Faster heartbeat or racing pulse
  • Sweating
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness or even fainting
  • Trembling
  • Feeling short of breath
  • Upset stomach

Clearly, these symptoms would prevent someone from getting the dental care they need. 

Our dentist in Scottsdale, AZ, sees many patients who had experienced symptoms of dental anxiety or dental phobia in the past, so we have developed a number of strategies to help our patients stay calm and comfortable while they are in our office. One of those strategies is to perform procedures quickly, comfortably, and efficiently, so that our patients get the care they need with as little time in the dentist chair as possible.  

We offer a wide variety of dental services, such as:

  • Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning)
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Tooth Colored Fillings
  • Dental Sealants
  • Tooth Extractions
  • Wisdom Teeth Removal
  • Sleep Apnea Treatment
  • TMD Treatment
  • Emergency Treatment
  • Oral Cancer Screenings
  • Mouth Guards/Night Guards

About CEREC - the Game Changer for People with Dental Anxiety

CEREC is a type of dental crown, which is a small tooth-shaped cap that fits over a damaged, discolored, or broken tooth. A dental crown can protect a broken, worn down, or damaged tooth. 

Crowns are available in a variety of materials, such as:

  • Metal
  • Resin
  • Ceramic
  • Porcelain
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal, which is a combination of porcelain and metal

A traditional dental crown typically takes as long as 2 weeks to make. With CEREC, you get your crown the same day, which is great news for anyone who gets stressed out at the dentist’s. 

CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. A CEREC crown is made from a single block of very strong porcelain. Dentists use sophisticated computer-assisted technology to design, create, and install CEREC crowns. This technology allows our dentist to create crowns as part of a same day procedure. 

Same day CEREC crowns is a straightforward, efficient procedure that makes it easy to get dental crowns – even for someone with dental anxiety. To perform the procedure, your dentist:

  • Takes digital pictures of the tooth that needs the crown
  • Uses CAD/CAM technology to create a digital model of what the crown will look like
  • Uses a machine to mill, or model and create, the 3D crown out of ceramic; this process takes about 15 minutes
  • Polishes the crown
  • Places it in your mouth

Can I Get CEREC Crowns Same Day Crowns from a Dentist Near Me?

Yes, you can get CEREC crowns in Scottsdale, AZ. While CEREC crowns are a game-changer for anyone with dental anxiety, placing these same-day crowns requires a great deal of skill. For best results, make sure that the dentist you choose has the special training, skills, and experience required to provide the very best results possible.  

If you need a dental crown but experience anxiety at the dentist’s office, consult with Sarko Dental Associates. Our dentists can help you determine if same day CEREC crowns are right for you. We combine art, science, and technology to create personalized CERREC crowns just for you. To learn more, call your dentist in Scottsdale, AZ, at (480) 951-2782.

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