What is a Cerec Crown?
CEREC CAD/CAD dentistry allows the patient to have a highly aesthetic crown with great longevity, all in a single visit
CEREC stands for CEramic REConstruction. It is a ceramic dental restoration product that allows your dentist to restore your tooth in one appointment. Cerec uses the most advanced dental technology, including 3D imaging and CAD/CAM technology to create the crown. In layman’s terms, it is a computer-designed restoration for your tooth. The whole procedure takes about 2 hours and can be completed in one sitting.
Typically, a crown requires 2 appointments with your dentist. The first appointment includes preparing the tooth, taking the mold, and fitting a temporary crown. During second appointment, the temporary crown is replaced with the permanent one.
With a Cerec crown, the whole procedure can be completed in just one appointment. Your dentist will use 3D imaging technology to photograph the tooth. He will also use CAD/CAM technology to design the crown. Then this 3D design is wirelessly transmitted to a milling machine that will carve the restoration out of ceramic block. Your dentist will then adhere the new crown to your tooth.
Cerec crowns are strong, durable, and can even be color matched to surrounding teeth, so they are less noticeable. If you have any questions regarding Cerec crowns, contact Burgher Family Dentistry today.
All of our x-rays are digital and use only a fraction of the radiation that typical dental x-rays use. We also utilize Intra Oral Imaging for patient education and diagnosis.