Using CEREC®, new crowns, inlays, or onlays can be created in one appointment. Not only does this save you time and inconvenience, but it also means you don’t have to wear temporaries. Plus, CEREC® enables us to restore your teeth with dentistry’s finest material. This ceramic material we use is not only the most attractive in appearance, but it is the most compatible with your natural enamel. One visit crowns are convenient, esthetic and economical.
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Crowns, commonly referred to as caps, are a procedure that includes the reshaping of an entire tooth, reducing it in size by approximately 25%, then covering it with a natural-appearing, ceramic crown. A dental crown can be used to replace a chipped, broken, decayed, misaligned, or discolored tooth. It can add strength and color stability to otherwise compromised teeth. In our office, in most cases, we utilize CEREC® technology to create life-like ceramic crowns in a single visit.
Watch this video clip of when Cerec 3D technology was featured on The Doctors TV show.
CEREC® 3D is a new technology that is used to replace failing restorations, broken teeth and old mercury fillings with beautiful full ceramic fillings or crowns in just one visit. CEREC® uses CAD/CAM technology, incorporating a camera, computer, and milling machine all in one instrument.
Using a special camera, the dentist takes a precise digital image of the prepared tooth, avoiding the traditional physical impression. This optical impression is transferred and displayed on a color computer monitor where the CEREC specialist design the restoration by 3D CAD technology.
Then CAM takes over and automatically creates the life-like porcelain restoration right in our office, while our patients enjoy a few minutes for business calls, emails or relaxation. Finally, the dentist bonds the restoration to the surface of the prepared tooth producing a “new” tooth that rejuvenates the smile instantly.