CEREC crowns offered by Dr. Terry Peterson and our team here at Brilliant Smiles Dentistry in Scottsdale, Arizona, are a modern alternative to traditional dental crowns. Patients who visit Dr. Peterson and the team love CEREC due to its remarkable convenience. You no longer need to worry about scheduling multiple appointments for dental crowns with CEREC!

What are the differences between a CEREC crown and a traditional dental crown?

CEREC crowns and traditional dental crowns differ primarily in their fabrication process and turnaround time. CEREC crowns are created using computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology, allowing them to be produced in a single dental visit. In contrast, traditional crowns require multiple appointments and send impressions to a dental laboratory for fabrication, resulting in a longer turnaround time. While both types of crowns offer durability and aesthetic appeal, CEREC crowns eliminate the need for temporary restorations and offer convenience with same-day placement. However, traditional crowns may provide more customization options and are typically preferred for complex cases.

What does CEREC stand for?

CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic. It’s a dental technology that enables dentists to create ceramic restorations, such as crowns, inlays, and onlays, in a single appointment using computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology.

What is CAD/CAM technology?

CAD/CAM technology, short for Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing, enables our team to digitally design dental restorations like crowns and bridges and precisely fabricate them using automated milling or 3D printing techniques.

Are CEREC crowns as durable as traditional crowns?

Yes, CEREC crowns are typically as durable as traditional crowns. Both types of crowns are made from materials that offer strength and longevity. CEREC crowns are milled from a single block of material using CAD/CAM technology, ensuring precision and uniformity in their fabrication. While traditional crowns may offer more material options, both types undergo rigorous testing to ensure durability and functionality. With proper care and maintenance, including regular oral hygiene and dental check-ups, CEREC crowns can provide long-lasting restorations comparable to traditional crowns, offering convenience and reliability for patients.

Are CEREC crowns as natural in appearance as traditional crowns?

Yes, CEREC crowns are designed to appear as natural as traditional crowns. They are made from high-quality ceramic materials that closely mimic the translucency and color of natural teeth. CAD/CAM technology allows for precise customization, ensuring that CEREC crowns blend seamlessly with surrounding teeth in terms of shape, size, and shade. Additionally, CEREC crowns offer the advantage of same-day placement, minimizing the time spent with temporary restorations and providing immediate aesthetic improvement. Patients can enjoy a restored smile that looks and feels natural, enhancing their confidence and oral health.

Where can I find CEREC crowns near me?

If you are looking for a dental crown experience that is more convenient and requires no physical impressions, temporary crowns, or multiple appointments in the Scottsdale, AZ area, please reach out to Dr. Terry Peterson and the team at Brilliant Smiles Dentistry for CEREC crowns by calling (480) 613-3476.

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Dr. Terry Peterson is a highly skilled dentist with extensive expertise in modern dental techniques near Scottsdale, AZ 85254

About Dr. Terry Peterson

Dr. Terry Peterson is a highly skilled dentist with extensive expertise in modern dental techniques. He was raised in Utah and completed his dental education at Creighton University School of Dentistry after earning a Bachelor’s in Business Management from Brigham Young University. Since 2011, Dr. Peterson has practiced dentistry in the Phoenix area, where he is known for his warm and personable approach to patient care. He prioritizes treating each patient like family, ensuring a trustworthy and comfortable experience. Connect with Dr. Terry Peterson on Linkedin