Visit the dentist less often with the Cerec® ceramic crown process.
Cerec® One-Visit crowns. See how it works in this video:
Over time our teeth begin to weaken and become more susceptible to problems such as decay, cracks, discoloration and others. If your dentist notices that a tooth is decayed or seems weakened or cracked, a crown may be necessary to make sure that there are no additional problems with the tooth.
Crowns can be made from porcelain, ceramic, porcelain fused to metal, full metal alloy, or a full gold crown. To maintain a natural look and feel a porcelain or ceramic finished crown is best, as it can be matched to the shade of your other teeth. This will allow it to blend in and appear just like one of your natural teeth.
The traditional process of installing a porcelain crown takes 1 - 2 visits to the dentist. On the first visit the tooth would be reshaped, and a mold would be taken of that tooth and the surrounding teeth. This mold would be sent to a dental lab so your new crown could be made to fit in the spot comfortably and aesthetically. Before leaving, your dentist would fit you with a temporary crown until your permanent crown was ready. The crown would take about 1 - 2 weeks to be returned to your dentist, at that time you would have another appointment to place and fit the permanent crown. So, 1-2 visits, over 1-2 weeks.
One visit to your dentist. One brand, new smile.
The process of installing a ceramic crown only takes one visit with our new CEREC® technology.
CEREC® has revolutionized ceramic restorations for patients so that there is no longer a wait between preparing the restoration and receiving the finished product.
First, a 3-D image of the damaged tooth will be created from a digital camera scan of the tooth. This means no unsavory tasting impression for you to gag on. This 3-D virtual image of your tooth is then sent digitally to our in-office milling unit where the custom restoration is created. After the crown is made, it is ready to be tried on to ensure that you get proper fit and bite. When it's ready, the new dental crown is polished and bonded into place by your dentist. The crowns created are metal-free and tooth colored to restore your tooth to its natural beauty, strength and function.
Crowns are durable and will usually last about 10-15 years and longer with good care. You should care for it as you would any of your other teeth with regular brushing, flossing, regular dental exams and cleaning appointments.
Call us at today at 316-686-3397 if you would like to learn more about how crowns can help restore your smile, and in just one visit!