With CEREC, crowns, bridges, and other restorations can be designed and fabricated in a single day using CAD/CAM technology. Dr. Dennis isn’t just a skilled provider of CEREC same-day restorations, he also teaches other dentists on how to incorporate this technology into their own practices. When you choose Dr. Dennis for a same-day restoration, you’ll benefit from his advanced knowledge of the CEREC system as well as his eye for aesthetics as a cosmetic dentist.
The CEREC Process
Before CEREC technology, dental crowns required at least two visits to the dentist’s office and a weeks-long wait for a permanent crown to be fabricated. In the meantime, patients would wear a temporary crown that left their prepared tooth susceptible to decay and damage. CEREC has revolutionized restorative dentistry by allowing dentists to prepare a tooth and place a permanent crown all in a single appointment.
The CEREC process begins with digital impressions taken with an intraoral scanner so Dr. Dennis can match the shape of your natural tooth when he designs your restoration. These impressions are more accurate and comfortable than the ones taken with trays and messy impression material. Next, your tooth is prepared by removing the portions that are decayed and damaged. Another set of digital impressions is taken to ensure that your crown fits onto your prepared tooth.
With both sets of digital impressions, Dr. Dennis uses our advanced 3D computer software to analyze how your restoration will interact with your remaining teeth and design your crown. Our in-house milling machine then fabricates a crown out of a solid piece of tooth-colored composite material. This is bonded onto your prepared tooth, so you can leave our office with your permanent restoration in place.
Your CEREC crown or bridge provides superior strength and looks completely natural. There’s no compromise in choosing a CEREC restoration—you’ll get a restoration that stands the test of time and blends in perfectly with the rest of your smile without the wait time and hassle of traditional restorations.