What is a CEREC Crown?
CEREC is the acronym for CEramic REConstruction and is a sophisticated system of designing and making high quality, metal-free dental restorations in one visit. Developed in 1980 at the University of Zurich, CEREC has evolved to utilize 3D streaming video intra oral camera and CAD/CAM technology to assist a dentist in designing a virtual restoration (onlay, inlay, and crowns). Without taking messy dental impressions, a CEREC crown can be made while you wait chairside.
What are the Advantages and Benefits to a CEREC Crown?
Convenience - We are able to do same-day restorations on almost all procedures. Unlike traditional dental crowns, which require two visits, we can customized a crown while you wait.
Comfort - Since the crown is placed the day the tooth is prepared, there's no need for multiple visit with "shots" of dental anesthesia and no need to wear a temporary crown between appointments. In addition, there's no need for the messing impressions and moldings of your teeth.
Composition - The crowns are metal free. They are made of high-quality ceramic and look completely natural. Unlike conventional porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns, a dark line from a metal foundation will never show at your gumline.
Precision - CAD/CAM technology uses 3-D digital images of your teeth produced by optically scanning your teeth. The computer then creates a dental restoration that precisely fits over your natural tooth and perfectly fits into your bite for maximum protection and comfort.
Interested In CEREC Crowns?
If you're interested in protecting and restoring a tooth with a CEREC crown, please contact our office. An examination will help determine if you are a candidate for this treatment. Call us to schedule an appointment, or schedule one on line.