One-Visit Crowns with CEREC®Do you have a couple of hours? Then you have time to get a beautiful, custom-made dental crown! Crowns typically require two separate appointments: the first to design the restoration and prepare the damaged tooth, and the second to place and shape the restoration. With the revolutionary CEREC® system, Dr. Cherian can create and place custom crowns, inlays, onlays, and even veneers in just ONE visit to Grace Dental Smiles. CEREC uses CAD/CAM technology, which stands for computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing. Unlike traditional restorative dentistry, CAD/CAM offers:
- Precise digital imaging without the need for messy and time-consuming impressions
- No uncomfortable plastic temporaries while your crown is sent off to a lab for remote fabrication
- Beautiful, natural-looking results in one easy appointment
How Does CEREC Work?
At the beginning of your appointment, Dr. Cherian will prepare your tooth for restoration and take a photo of it using a special digital camera. He’ll then use CEREC’s sophisticated digital imaging software to create a virtual 3D model of your new crown, inlay, or onlay. Think we forgot to mention that messy, uncomfortable impression tray? We didn’t—all CEREC needs to get an accurate image of your tooth is a quick scan of the tooth that needs to be repaired. After this step, you can sit back and watch us make your restoration right before your eyes.
Milling & Placement
CEREC restorations are made of a biocompatible ceramic material that can be adjusted to match the natural color of your other healthy teeth. We insert a block of the ceramic material into our onsite milling unit, which then constructs your restoration according to the exact specifications outlined by the virtual model. After only 15 minutes or so, your restoration is ready to be placed. Because CEREC’s computer-aided manufacturing is extremely precise, you’re sure to have a great fit when your new crown, filling, or veneer is polished and bonded to your tooth. Patients all over the world have benefited from the convenience and cost-effectiveness of CEREC same-day dentistry. Your smile could be next! Call Grace Dental Smiles today to schedule your free CEREC consultation.