CEREC Same-Day Crowns
Advances in materials and 3D fabrication technologies have made it possible to create stable, lasting porcelain crowns in only a few hours. If you come in and need crown work, Dr. Picot may recommend this simple fix.
What is CEREC?
Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics or CEREC, is an instrument that allows dentists to quickly and effectively fabricate natural-looking ceramic dental crowns. CEREC technology has many applications, but it is most often used when patients need a lasting, reliable solution that only takes one visit to place.
How CEREC Works
What to Expect With CEREC?
The process for placing a CEREC crown is not unlike other dental procedures. First, Dr. Picot will clean and scan the area where the new crown will be placed. Using the information obtained in the scan, our team will use a milling unit to create a crown that mimics the old tooth structure as closely as possible. While the crown is being made, the tooth is prepared so the crown can be affixed to a stable anchor.
Dr. Picot then uses a special adhesive to permanently place the crown. Once set, he can make minor adjustments to the contours of the tooth so it feels as natural as possible. Once you’re happy with the look and feel of your new CEREC crown, you can walk out of our offices with a good-as-new smile!
Why Is It Important?
Every time you visit us, we learn a little bit more about your smile, and give you the latest recommendations for maintaining your oral health. If we spot any issues such as irregular tooth alignment or buildup associated with cavity formation, we’ll do our best to recommend the most effective preemptive measures. The most severe and painful circumstances are often easily resolved when caught early enough, so make sure you make the time to fit Dr. Picot into your schedule.