CEREC - Crowns In A Day

CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. This high-tech equipment allows us to restore damaged teeth with beautiful custom ceramic crowns in a single visit, completely eliminating the need or multiple appointments over a several week period. The process can create a ceramic dental crown, inlays, onlays or veneers using a variety of technologies including 3D photography and computer-aided design and manufacturing known as CAD/CAM.

Using an intra-oral camera, a photograph is taken of the tooth and the picture is loaded onto the computer. Using Computer Aided Design technology, the dentist is able to design the restoration and transform the image into a three-dimensional model. This valuable program then allows the dentist to easily calculate the appropriate restoration shape and size to create near perfect restoration. When the model is ready, a milling machine then creates the restoration using a high-speed diamond bur and calculated precision. The restoration is then bonded to the tooth using a resin material. The result is a beautiful and custom designed and produced restoration, made entirely to fit your mouth. CEREC crowns are metal-free and have been used for over 20 years.

Benefits of Same Day Dentistry

With modern, state-of-the-art CEREC Dentistry, you don't need to suffer through traditional impressions. You don't need temporaries and you don't need to wait days - or more likely weeks - for the permanent restoration. That also means that you won't have to be inconvenienced with the back-and-forth typically associated with crowns, veneers, and some types of fillings. Rather, when CEREC Dentistry is right for you, patients can be in and out of the dental office with their permanent, natural-looking and metal-free restorations in a single visit. CEREC restorations are perfect for situations like chipped, worn or cracked teeth; teeth that are discolored or have gaps and spaces between them; teeth that have decay and/or old, worn fillings.