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Boise Dental Crowns & Cerec Digital Impressions

Boise Dental Crowns & Cerec Digital Impressions

If you have a broken tooth, it won’t get better on its own. That’s why Boise dental crowns are necessary to protect your tooth from future damage and infection. However, many people in the Treasure Valley put off treatment due to the traditional process of receiving a crown. Why? Traditional crowns require multiple appointments, a temporary crown, and other factors.

Thankfully, the treatment process at Summit Dental has changed to same-day crowns using CEREC technology. If you’re in need of a dental crown treatment, you’ll find CEREC Digital Impressions to be an exceptional alternative. That’s why we’d like to provide you with the following benefits to expect.

Boise Dental Crowns

Skip The Putty & Powders

Anyone who’s ever received a dental crown in the past knows that an impression is required to create a detailed model of a damaged tooth. This involved the unpleasant process of mixing powders and biting into a putty-like material.

With CEREC Digital Impressions, there’s no need for putty’s or powders. Instead, your dentist captures a 3D impression of your tooth using a handheld wand. This collects all the necessary images of your tooth to create a detailed 3D model. Next, this information is used to generate a dental crown that can be fitted perfectly over the top of your damaged tooth.

Exceptional Accuracy

CEREC is an abbreviation for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. This means it is used for making crowns more easily and in-house. While many dentists still rely on Boise dental labs to fabricate restorations, Summit Dental keeps this process in-house, meaning we can personalize your crowns more effectively with exceptional accuracy.

Fewer Appointments

Traditionally, the turn-around rate for a dental crown was approximately two weeks. This means you would have to wear a temporary crown to protect your tooth while a permanent crown was being fabricated. The drawback? Temporary crowns can come loose, causing sensitivity and discomfort. With same-day, in-house CEREC Digital Impressions, there’s no need to wait, meaning fewer appointments and less down-time.

Furthermore, the milling process often takes less than an hour to create a dental crown. Need a dental crown but don’t want to wait? Schedule a Boise dental appointment with Summit Dental today!

Summit Dental Group

The dentists at Summit Dental Group are proud of the work they provide our Treasure Valley patients. With us, every restoration is created based on your unique, individual needs. Our collaborative approach to restorative dentistry ensures your crown looks great and feels comfortable while providing you with long-term protection. To learn more about CEREC Digital Impressions, schedule an appointment with the best dentists in Boise, Idaho. Fill out our online form or give us a call at (208) 345-8962 today!