CEREC- One Visit Crowns
We are pleased to offer our patients CEREC restoration services- a superior method of creating precisely-designed, color-matched and highly durable ceramic restorations right in our practice. From simple fillings to full crowns, CEREC delivers the results you need in a single appointment.
Compared to fillings which just cover a small portion of a tooth, a crown (or cap) encases the entire visible portion of a tooth. In effect, the crown acts as the tooth's new outer surface. A dental crown is used when a tooth is broken or decayed to such an extent that fillings aren't able to repair the problem. The crown is able to provide a protective shell around the damaged or decayed tooth to strengthen it, as well as to improve the appearance of the tooth. They can also help restore a tooth to it's original shape, are used commonly for teeth that have been broken. While crowns come in different materials, the most common crowns typically have some mixture of porcelain in them to give them a look and feel similar to a natural tooth.
How it's done
How it's done
After examining the tooth and determining the course of treatment, we will prepare your tooth for restoration, similarly to traditional treatment methods. Your prepared tooth will be coated with a safe, tasteless powder. CEREC then uses a state-of-the-art digital 3D camera to create an optical impression. This digital image replaces the physical impression required in traditional procedue.
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
State-of-the-art software allows us to design every precise detail of your restoration with the accuracy you've come to expect from us. This software allows us to customize the shape of the restoration to exactly fit your specific clinical needs.
Mill and Place
While you wait, exact design specifications are sent to our on-site milling machine to create restoration. About 10 mintues later, your all-ceramic, color-matched restoration is ready for placement. Your new restoration is then fitted, polished and bonded for permanence. Your tooth is restored back to its normal form, function and beauty.
If you would like more information about out CEREC restorations, please call our office today and speak to one of our friendly staff members. Or, you may schedule for a free 30 minute consultation with one of our doctors.
Also, check out our smile gallery for some of our patients before and after pictures.