Each patient is different. Depending on where you need the crown placed, you may be a candidate for CEREC. Otherwise, you will need to have your dental crown made in a lab and return for a second appointment. In general, we’re able to use CEREC crowns to cover teeth weakened by injury and decay.
What to Expect
First, we’ll need to remove enough tooth structure to make room for the same-day crown. Next, we’ll take digital dental impressions of your teeth. Unlike other dentists, we don’t use trays full of pink putty to take impressions. Instead, we wave a handheld scanner over your teeth to take precise 3D images. These images are then sent to our computer where we’re able to design your same-day dental crown.
Once our dentists are happy with the design, they’ll send it to the milling machine in our office. Our milling machine will then carve out your CEREC crown from a ceramic block. When your crown is ready, our dentists will check that the size, shape, and color is correct. They’ll then prepare your tooth and bond theover top.