CEREC-Single Visit Crown
Our office is pleased to be one of the first in our community to offer crowns made with CEREC, a highly precise computerized milling unit utilized for the restoration of decayed, cracked, or chipped teeth right in our office. The CEREC system designs and generates porcelain crowns, implant crowns, veneers, anterior bridges, onlays & inlays in just one visit. The most beneficial feature of receiving a CEREC restoration is that it is accomplished in one visit. In addition there is no uncomfortable impression material to bite on or temporary crown.
The first step to preparing the tooth is to remove decay and weakened tooth structure. The tooth will then be shaped by the doctor and a 3-D image of the tooth will be taken. The image is captured and displayed on a computer screen in 3-D that you can watch as the doctor designs the restoration right in front of you. Once this process is completed the CEREC will mill the restoration based on the original color of your tooth. The restoration is then tried on and any adjustments are made, it is then placed in an oven at 800 degrees to complete the crystallization process. When it is ready, it is then polished and bonded in place.
Advantage to using CEREC
- Most procedures can be done in one visit
- Less painful injections due to single–visit
- No need to take messy impressions
- No temporary crown
- Ability to save as much natural tooth structure as possible
- Metal free restorations