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Cerec Crowns

CEREC (CERamic REContstruction)is a dental restoration product that allows a dental practitioner to produce an indirect ceramic dental Cerec 1 2 3restoration using a variety of computer assisted technologies, including 3D photography and CAD/CAM. With CEREC, teeth can be restored in a single sitting with the patient, rather than the multiple sittings required with earlier techniques. Additionally, with the latest software and hardware updates, crowns, veneers, onlays and inlays can be prepared, using different types of ceramic material.

Single Appointment Dental Care:

Most dental restorative methods require more than one visit to the dentist. This means that on the first visit, you get an injection of anesthesia, your tooth prepared, an impression taken, and a temporary restoration put on your tooth. You make a second appointment for a couple of weeks later, get another injection, have the temporary pried off and have a permanent restoration put on. With CEREC, the procedure is done in a single appointment, start to finish. With CEREC, the Dentist can use strong, tooth colored ceramic materials to restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty, and function.

Finest Dental Materials:

These materials match the composition of natural tooth structure. This means when hot food or cold drinks are consumed the restoration and tooth expand and contract at almost equal rates. Also, the materials are chemically bonded to your tooth, so the dentist can save as much healthy tooth tissue as possible while providing you with a dental restoration that strengthens your tooth.


  1. Time savings. Patients usually only have to go one time, as opposed to two trips for a traditional crown; this also reduces the number of local anesthetic injections (shots) needed.
  2. More conservation of tooth structure. Oftentimes a partial coverage restoration can be completed vs a full conventional crown.
  3. Stronger porcelain. Milled ceramic is stronger than hand layered and pressed.
  4. Aesthetics. Homogeneous porcelain blends in better than other porcelains.
  5. Natural. Ability to copy what was there previously can yield restorations that are duplicates of the pre-prepared tooth.


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