A tooth that has been structurally damaged by decay or trauma sometimes needs to be restored so that it can look good and function properly again. A crown is a durable covering that is custom-made to fit over the entire tooth from the gum line up. Crown fabrication traditionally takes place in a dental laboratory. But these days, there's a much more convenient alternative: same-day crowns made in the dental office.
Here at our office we offer same-day restorations with CEREC®. CEREC® is an acronym meaning Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic. Our certified CEREC® machine allows our team to perform a variety of dental restoration procedures in one visit to our office, including:
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CEREC® restorations give your restored tooth a more natural match to the rest of your teeth, and can help preserve the healthy part of that tooth.
And better yet, CEREC® restorations do not contain any metal – which is not only safer for your mouth, but also eliminates unsightly discoloration. And, the composite materials used will even feel exactly like your other teeth!
In the past, we used a goopy material to take the impression of a patient's teeth. This process would often make our patients gag and it was also messy. Today, digital impressions are taken of the patient's tooth, the dentist designs the crown to fit the tooth, and once it’s finished, the information is sent to a milling unit that takes a block of porcelain and mills a final crown while you wait.