Cerec dental

Single visit crowns, inlays, onlays, and veneers

CEREC represents the biggest advancement in dentistry in the past 30 years.  Using the CEREC system our practice has converted multi-visit, complex treatments into single visit procedures, eliminating the need for temporary restorations, additional injections, and cumbersome impressions.   Crown, onlays, inlays and veneers can all be completed in our office while you wait!

Using a 3D scanner CEREC acquires a digital image of your teeth.

Once your digital impression is captured, our team uses CAD (Computer Aided Design)software to design your restoration.  The information from the impression is able to give us more precise detail than conventional impressions, leading to a more fitted restoration that will stand the test of time.

Once your restoration is designed on-screen, our in-office milling unit will fabricate your new restoration.  We use porcelain materials that have been proved to be as strong as metal.  These materials will match the color and contour of your existing teeth, leaving you a beautiful natural smile, in just one visit.

Crowns, Inlays and Onlays with No Temporaries, No Second Visit and No Impressions

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What is a dental crown?

Dental crowns completely encase an existing tooth to provide strength, protection, and restoration. They can also be secured with a dental implant if you have missing teeth. Dr. Pelts may use a crown to:

Repair a tooth with extensive decay

Cover a cracked or broken tooth

Cover a tooth after a root canal

Improve the appearance of discolored or crooked teeth

Preserve a tooth that’s weak due to a large filling

Replace a missing tooth

What is a CEREC crown?

CEREC crowns are made and permanently inserted in one dental visit. By comparison, standard crowns require at least two office visits and you’ll wear a temporary crown while waiting for the crown to be produced. Same-day dental crowns are made possible by advanced digital 3-D technology available at Dr. Pelts’ office.

How are CEREC crowns produced in the dental office?

Dr. Pelts will prepare your tooth for the crown by removing decay or old fillings. Then she will use a digital 3-D camera to create a precise map of your mouth and a detailed image of the tooth receiving the dental crown.
Computer-aided design (CAD) software uses the digital image to design a crown tailored to your mouth and dental needs, then the information is sent to an on-site fabrication machine that mills the crown from a block of solid ceramic or zirconia.
Your new crown is matched to the color of your teeth so it looks natural. After it’s made, Dr. Pelts attaches the CEREC crown to the prepared tooth, checks its placement and fit, and you have a new restoration.

What are the advantages of a CEREC same-day dental crown?

The biggest advantage of a CEREC crown is that your tooth is restored during one appointment. You don’t have to wait for the crown to be produced, wear temporary restoration, then go back for a second appointment to have the crown placed over your tooth.
CEREC crowns offer advantages beyond the same-day benefit:
Quick procedure: entire process is usually completed within an hour
Less anesthesia: fewer shots required to deliver less anesthetic
Natural looking: CEREC crowns are made from tooth-colored porcelain material
Biocompatible: safe, non-toxic materials are used to make CEREC crowns
Plaque resistant: CEREC crowns resist plaque and staining so your tooth stays healthy
Durable: high-quality porcelain material is strong and durable

Accurate: We use a specialized camera to take precise impressions of your tooth which we transfer and display on a color computer monitor where we apply CAD tech to design the restoration. We use CAM to automatically create a flawless restoration for your tooth.