CEREC® Crowns

CEREC® Crowns

Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic (CEREC®) crowns are a modern dental innovation that streamlines the process of designing, fabricating, and placing dental crowns in a single dental appointment. Key points about CEREC crowns include: 

  1. Single-Visit Solution: Unlike traditional crown procedures that require multiple appointments and temporary crowns, CEREC crowns are designed and crafted on-site during the same visit.

  2. Digital Impression: CEREC employs advanced 3D digital imaging technology to create a detailed and accurate impression of the patient's tooth, eliminating the need for traditional messy impression materials.

  3. Computer-Aided Design (CAD): Using the digital impression, the dentist designs the crown using specialized software, tailoring it to fit the patient's tooth precisely.

  4. Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM): After designing, the CEREC system employs computer-controlled milling to carve the crown from a ceramic block, resulting in a customized and precise restoration.

  5. Natural Appearance: CEREC crowns are made from high-quality ceramic materials that closely resemble natural teeth in color, texture, and light reflection, ensuring an esthetically pleasing result.

  6. Same-Day Placement: Once the crown is milled, it can be immediately placed and bonded to the patient's tooth during the same appointment, eliminating the need for temporary crowns and the wait for off-site fabrication.

 

While CEREC crowns do save time, only a percentage of cases qualify for CEREC crowns to ensure the quality of a long lasting restoration.  If you are eligible for a CEREC crown, Dr. Zaino will notify you at the time of the appointment.


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