CEREC One-Visit All-Porcelain Crowns
Even though your teeth are covered with tough, durable enamel, surface cracks and fractures can weaken them. To cover damage and strengthen teeth, we may recommend CEREC porcelain crowns.
Also known as a cap, a dental crown is a restoration that covers the tooth to the gum line. While crowns restore the tooth to its normal shape and size, they also strengthen the remaining tooth structure and improve appearance. Most crowns are placed on your teeth after a preliminary treatment, such as a filling or a root canal. All cerec crowns are made of porcelain, so your restored tooth matches the appearance and feel of your natural teeth.
When are Dental Crowns Appropriate?
- To strengthen and improve the appearance and size of a tooth that has been treated for a root canal
- To restore a broken or cracked tooth
- To cover a misshapen tooth
CEREC Dental Technology
After taking a highly accurate bite impression, we use CEREC, a CAD/CAM design technology, to create your porcelain crown in a single appointment. CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics and is an advanced technology that benefits patients who enjoy the convenience of restorations that are made in-house. CEREC uses digital technology to approximate the restoration that will be placed in your mouth. The design process is monitored by our dentists so that a dental crown that reflects your needs is created. After the dental crown design is refined, the data is sent to a milling unit which manufactures the restoration from a solid block of ceramic. The dentist then bonds your restoration to your tooth for a fit that is natural and durable.
Our dentists can also replace metal crowns with porcelain crowns. Once fitted, the crown can last up to fifteen years.
Benefits of CEREC Dental Crowns
CEREC dental crowns boast many benefits over traditional restorations including the following:
- Single visit convenience- no temporaries
- No uncomfortable impression trays
- Beautiful aesthetics- color matched ceramic
- Enamel-like materials for a natural look and feel
Clinically proven – CEREC crowns have provided millions of successful restorations worldwide
If you have cracks or chips in your teeth, schedule a complimentary consultation by contacting our office today.