Restoring Houston Smiles with CEREC Same-Day Crowns
When relying on more traditional methods, the process of receiving a dental crown usually has to be completed over the span of two different appointments – one for the placement of the temporary crown, and one where the final restoration is placed. For patients with hectic work schedules, this can be a tedious and time-consuming process. Here at the office of Dr. Mark Gray, DDS, we believe that our patients deserve convenience, and comfort when it comes to their dental work, which is why we’ve outfitted our Houston location with luxurious touches and the latest in technology, including a state-of-the-art CEREC machine. This device simplifies the creation of beautiful, personalized crowns, inlays, and onlays considerably without sacrificing quality, resulting in a much quicker restoration process that leaves patients with a revitalized smile after only one appointment!
How Does the CEREC Process Work?
First, we will take digital impressions of your teeth; these impressions are then used by the CEREC system to design and mill an all-porcelain, personalized restoration for your damaged or decayed tooth. This process is completed in as little as an hour, and you’ll be provided with a new crown that’s durable and completely natural-looking – no temporaries required! Many of our patients prefer this method for a number of reasons, including:
- Speed – instead of having to wait multiple weeks on a lab, Dr. Cray can instantly input specific information and have a new crown or other piece created that’s the same level of quality.
- Cosmetic Value – all-porcelain restorations blend in beautifully with your natural enamel, creating a seamless look for your smile that’s free of any of those unsightly dark lines you might have experienced before with more traditional materials.
- Minimally Invasive – Porcelain allows our team to preserve as much tooth structure as possible, which means less pain, less tenderness, and happier patients!
- Health – in the past, fillings and crowns were constructed from mercury and other potentially toxic materials. Porcelain isn’t only a more aesthetically appealing choice, it’s better for you and your smile in the long run.
Contact Us to Learn More
Contact our office today to learn more about CEREC and how it can benefit your smile, or if you’re ready to schedule an appointment. With an updated office atmosphere and an experienced, friendly team, you’ll feel right at home with Dr. Mark Gray from the moment you first step through our front doors. Let us give you something to smile about! Located in Houston, TX, we’re also happy to welcome new patients from the areas of Bellaire, Galena Park, Jacinto City, Pearland, and beyond.