Natural-Looking Crowns Made While You Wait
There are some treatments
that can only be completed in stages. In the past, that was true with
placing a crown. Your dentist would prepare the tooth, take an
impression and give you a temporary crown. The impression would be sent
to a lab and you would wait for two weeks to return to the dentist,
where he would then secure the permanent crown. Sometimes the fit
wouldn't be perfect. A new impression would then go back to the lab, and
you would begin the process of waiting again.
But now, that's
all changed. Our doctors can reduce that two-week waiting period and the
two or three office visits down to just a single visit with our new
CEREC™ technology! CEREC, a computer-aided design and milling device,
allows us to create a permanent crown in just a few minutes. Now,
there's no more waiting for the lab and no return trips to the dentist.
Patients love it!
To create the restoration, we first use a
special camera to take an accurate image of the tooth. This is
downloaded onto a computer screen, enabling us to design the
restoration. At this point, CEREC takes over and automatically creates
the new crown. Finally, we bond the new crown to the surface of the old
Without impressions or temporaries, the CEREC system
allows us to repair a damaged tooth in a matter of hours with a
long-lasting, aesthetic alternative to silver or plastic fillings.
For More Precise-Fitting Crowns
Digital technology has changed
the face of modern dentistry, allowing for more accurate imaging and 3-D
modeling. With the iTero™ digital impression system your dentist takes a
remarkably detailed digital impression to create your new crown or
bridge, completely removing the need for an uncomfortable tray and putty
impression. What's more, iTero technology all but guarantees a splendid
fit for your new crown or bridge, so you spend less of your valuable
time at the dentist's office and more time enjoying your new smile.
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There's no charge to learn more about CEREC one-visit
crowns. Call today at (281) 376-1214 to schedule your complimentary