A dental crown is used to hold a tooth together and protect it from breaking. It is the treatment of choice when most of the original tooth structure has been destroyed due to decay, trauma, severe enamel erosion, or an existing large filling which compromised tooth structure. It can also just be used for cosmetic reasons. It replaces the exterior portion of a tooth to re-establish its original function.
Crowns are very esthetic in nature. We are proud to now be offering same-day crowns, using the latest CEREC technology.
What Is CEREC?
Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic or CEREC® for short is a new state-of-the-art method of reconstructing tooth restorations. CEREC® uses computer-assisted design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to offer single-day restorations for patients. This new technology has revolutionized ceramic restorations such as crowns and veneers for patients so that there is no longer a wait between preparing the restoration and finally receiving the finished product. With CEREC®, the technology is used while you are sitting in the dental chair, which is both economical for you and your dentist. The restorations created are metal-free and tooth colored to restore your tooth to its natural beauty, strength and function. With CEREC®’s CAD-CAM technology, these ceramic restorations can all be done in one single visit to the dentist.
Watch the video below to learn more about the process.
Video production by IllustraVisions Video, Irene Kneeland
Call today to find out more about crowns and ask us about what crown is best for you.