Our office is equipped with an in-house dental laboratory featuring CEREC® CAD/CAM technology. Here, our doctors hand-make all of our patient’s porcelain crowns and veneers on-site, enabling us to provide each person with an individualized, custom aesthetic restoration in only one visit. We use the highest grade of dental ceramics to ensure that when people see your smile, they see beautiful, healthy and natural looking teeth.
What is CEREC® ?
The acronym CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. This complex machine can generate high-quality dental restorations with the aid of 3D computer technology.
What are the benefits of CEREC crown?
Crafted from metal-free, porcelain materials, CEREC crowns won’t crack or leak over time, blend with your natural teeth, and allow for more conservative repairs. They also eliminate the need for messy impressions, temporary restoration, and a second visit. Our patients love the convenience of having their crown, inlay, or onlay designed and placed in a single visit.
How do I get my CEREC crown?
First, our doctor will create a 3D image of your tooth, or a ‘digital impression’. Using this data, the CEREC machine generates a model of your custom crown. Our doctor will further design and customize the crown using CEREC software, then that design data is sent to our onsite milling machine, which fabricates your new crown from a high-quality ceramic block. Patients can listen to music, relax, and wait while the CEREC unit mills the restoration. Your dentist will then place the final crown before you leave our office.