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How CEREC Prime Scan Can Help Give You a New Crown in a Single Visit

Posted by Brighter Day Dental on Jun 11 2021, 05:21 AM

Until recently, teeth restoration procedures were known to involve multiple dental visits over the course of several weeks. Thankfully, this is no longer the case. 

Courtesy of CEREC Prime Scan - a new and innovative machine, you can now walk away with a brand new smile after just one dental visit. 

What Is CEREC Prime Scan?

Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, or CEREC, Prime Scan is an intraoral scanner that lets you process over 1 million 3D points per second with a depth of up to 20 mm.  

The output is readily available on a touch screen for dentists to make any necessary corrections or adjustments before creating a fresh set of crowns.

How Does CEREC Prime Scan Help With Same-Day Root Canal and Crown Treatment?

In a traditional root canal procedure, the dentist would drill into a damaged tooth to reach the pulp chamber before cleaning and sterilizing it. The dentist would then cap the tooth with a temporary crown, which would be replaced with a permanent one a few weeks later. 

A CEREC procedure cuts this waiting period to a single day. Here’s what the process looks like:

  1. After the root canal, the dentist scans your mouth with Prime Scan to take a digital impression of the tooth in need of a crown.
  2. The scan is then sent to a 3-D printer that uses CAD/CAM (Computed-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing) technology to create a digital model of the tooth.
  3. The machine mills a 3D crown out of ceramic in under 30 minutes.
  4. Lastly, the dentist polishes the new crown and fits it inside your mouth.

How Much Does a CEREC Crown Cost?

A CEREC Crown can cost anywhere between $500- $1,500 per tooth. You can reduce the costs considerably depending on the type of dental insurance you have.

Using the CEREC Prime Scan machine is a major advantage as it enables dentists to help patients get their damaged roots replaced in a matter of hours. 


If you are looking to get a single-day crown treatment in Concord, California, call Brighter Day Dental at (925) 356-2828, schedule an online appointment, or visit us at 1950 Market Street, Suite D, Concord, CA 94520.

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