With the CEREC® in-office milling system, our cosmetic dentist and the team at Thompson Center for Dentistry can create and place a permanent, custom dental crown in a single office visit. Porcelain dental crowns are typically necessary for teeth that are heavily damaged or decayed. They also serve as the finishing touches for root canal therapy and dental implants. A dental crown is designed to look, feel, and function like a natural tooth while protecting the original tooth and enhancing its structural durability. The CEREC® system allows us to provide these exceptional restorations in a more convenient and efficient way!
What are the benefits of CEREC® Dental Crowns?
There are many advantages to dental crown procedures using the CEREC® milling technology, including:
- The treatment process is streamlined by having the crown produced right here in our office
- In most cases, the crown can be designed, created, color-matched, and placed on the tooth in the same day
- Many patients can have their crowns created from digital impressions rather than putty impressions
- The dental crown covers the entire tooth and is color-tinted to match surrounding teeth
What does the procedure involve?
Once our dentist has performed an oral examination and determined that a dental crown is best for your needs, an impression of the affected tooth will be taken. This precise dental impression will then serve as the foundation from which the crown will be designed on a computer. Our dentist will ensure that the customized crown is crafted to provide results that look and feel like a natural tooth. The CEREC® milling system will then manufacture the crown, and it will be delicately placed on the tooth with a durable dental cement.
After a final polish, the treatment process is complete. With the proper care, dental crowns can continue reinforcing your teeth and enhancing the appearance of your smile for decades!
If you would like more information on CEREC® dental crowns, or to schedule an appointment here at Thompson Center for Dentistry, please contact us today.