Get a new ceramic CEREC single visit crown from Dr. Hammer, Dr. Peterson or Dr. Walek in just 120 minutes!
Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic (CEREC®) has revolutionized dental procedures. Traditionally, if crowns, onlays, inlays, or dental veneers were required to restore damaged teeth, multiple procedures and a great deal of waiting time in between would be inevitable. CEREC® creates ceramic restorations within minutes in the dental office. This means that many treatments can be completed in just a single visit!
Here are some other advantages associated with CEREC®
The first step in the procedure is to prepare the tooth. We remove all tooth decay and create a divergent occlusal axial wall, to make the opening of the tooth wider than the base. Next, an impression is made using a covering of titanium dust. This dust allows the camera to take a highly detailed picture of the tooth. Images are formulated with the CEREC® camera which utilizes an infrared wavelength.
The image is transposed onto the computer screen. Here, we are able to view the tooth from every angle and design the final restoration. When the design is complete, it is transmitted to our in-office milling unit. When selecting the block of ceramic for the crown we take care to match the color of your teeth. This ensures that the restoration will be almost invisible.
Within 15 minutes, the full crown, onlay, overlay, or veneer is complete. The restoration is made of compressed, rather than laboratory-layered, porcelain to enhance strength and durability.
Before affixing the restoration to the tooth, we will place it dry to ensure it fits perfectly. It is then polished and affixed to the tooth with dental cement. The procedure is then complete – all without the need for a second visit! The quality of the result is the same as laboratory-generated restoration, but a great deal of time and money has been saved.
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