Advanced Digital Dentistry Technology
CEREC is one of the most time efficient advancements in dentistry today. Previously, if you needed a crown, it would require a number of appointments. Now, with our Digital Dentistry Technology known as “CEREC”, we can complete a crown in one appointment, saving you much needed time.
What exactly is CEREC?
CEREC is the short term for CEramic REConstruction. CEREC uses CAD/CAM (computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing), basically, it’s technology that quickly takes digital impressions more comfortably and generates a precisely fitted crown, bridge or veneer in one appointment.
Many dental labs have been routinely using this technology for years and if you currently have a crown in your mouth that was placed in the last 15-25 years, you may have already experienced the benefits of these advancements via CEREC.
This new process means:
- No impression material or tray – which means no gagging!
- No temporary prosthesis
- No dark crown margins
- Minimized sensitivity
- No second visit to place your crown
The result will remain for years to come, just like ceramic restorations from the laboratory. Learn more about CEREC by visiting our Commonly Asked Questions page.
How can CEREC help you?
Have you ever cracked a tooth, required a root canal or lost a large filling that has left your tooth broken or misshaped? If you have, then you’ve likely needed a crown and experienced the process of having impressions, a temporary crown and multiple appointments.
With new dental technology, we can complete your crown from start to finish in just one simple visit! Never feel like you have to miss out on everyday things because of your teeth. If you have a trip coming up or a special occasion this is definitely going to help you!
What is a dental crown and how long should it last?
A crown, sometimes known as a dental cap, is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed to support remaining tooth structure when a large cavity compromises the integral strength of a tooth. Crowns are strong and generally last for about 10 years or longer if you take good care of them. Like your natural teeth, it is recommended not to bite down on hard objects or use your crown to open or cut things. To extend the life of your crown brush and floss it, just like you clean your natural teeth.