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CEREC "crowns in one appointment"

A crown fits over a tooth, like a thimble on a finger, to protect it from further damage. We often use crowns to repair broken, cracked, or heavily decayed teeth. In the past, crowns were made exclusively in dental labs, meaning they required two visits spaced weeks apart to complete.

We are proud to have the revolutionary CEREC technology right in our office to provide you with beautiful, all-ceramic crowns in just one visit.

What is CEREC?

CEREC stands for CEramic REConstruction. It enables us to design and mill a custom crown using computer software. The digital scanner takes a 3D image of your tooth and sends it to a screen, where we can design a custom, anatomically correct crown complete with bumps and grooves. The chairside milling machine then creates your custom crown out of an ingot of porcelain resulting in a crown that is both strong and beautiful.

What are the benefits?

With CEREC, there are no messy impressions, no temporary crowns, and no second visits. CEREC allows us to complete your entire crown procedure in one convenient appointment. CEREC crowns are also metal-free and can be shaded to match your tooth color precisely.

*In some cases, we work with dental labs to create PFM or emax crowns.  Dr. Lee and Jaime will let you know which type of crown is best for you!

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