Same-Day Cerec Crowns
Using Cerec CAD/CAM technology, Dr. Greyf and his team are able to design, mill, and cement your new crown in just one visit! After preparing the existing tooth, the doctor will scan the anatomy using an intraoral scanner, design the new crown using Cerec's design software, and mill the crown in-house while you wait. There is no need for an impression, temporary crown, or a two-week wait for the lab. You can walk out with a new crown after one painless, hassle-free visit.
What is a Crown?
A crown is a cosmetic restoration used to strengthen a tooth or improve its shape. Crowns are most often used for teeth that are broken, worn, or partially destroyed by tooth decay.
Crowns are "cemented" onto an existing tooth and fully cover the portion of your tooth above the gum line. In effect, the crown becomes your tooth's new outer surface. Cerec crowns are made using e.max, a lithium desilicated ceramic, renowned in dentristry for its translucency and durability.
Crowns or onlays (partial crowns) are needed when there is insufficient tooth strength remaining to hold a filling. Unlike fillings, which apply the restorative material directly into your mouth, a crown is fabricated away from your mouth. Your crown will be designed by the doctor, based on your existing anatomy and bite captured by the intraoral scan, and then milled in the Cerec mill. Your bite and jaw movements will function normally once the crown is placed.