A CEREC crown is a permanent dental crown that can be made in just hours rather than weeks as with traditional crowns. Digital technology has evolved to a point where there’s no longer a need to have a metal substructure in dental crowns. CEREC crowns are completely metal free. CEREC crowns are milled directly from a ceramic block. The material is bio-compatible, patient no longer have to worry about possible allergies to metals.
Making the CEREC Crown
Once the tooth is prepared for a crown we’ll then take a quick impression. The next step is to scan it into the computer 3D software. Our in-house master ceramist will design the digital crown using the CEREC software. Before the crown is milled the master lab technician makes sure the design of the new crown is optimal. The lab technician uses the software to make sure the contacts, bite and the margins on the new CEREC crown are exactly correct. Once the 3D model is ready, the computer mills the ceramic crown from a block. The crown from start to finish is ready in just hours.
Advantages of CEREC Crowns
CEREC Crowns are completely metal free and make for a nice cosmetic option for dental crowns. They are strong and durable enough to withstand the toughest chewing forces.
Before and After CEREC Photos
pictures of two new CEREC crowns.
- One crown was a replacement of an older crown with a metal substructure.
- The other crown was needed because the tooth had a previous root canal.
The new CEREC crowns look natural and match the other teeth well. Dr. Mann believes, “no one should know you have a crown besides you and your dentist.”
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Last updated: Sep 23, 2019 4:16 pm