How does the CEREC® restoration process work?
This system is dual-purposed: it uses both computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software to create crowns and dental restorations. To prepare your tooth for the restoration, we will remove all decay and then make a digital impression of the tooth using the CEREC® camera. The CAD software in this system allows Dr. Turner and our team to examine your teeth from every angle.
The impression of your teeth is then used to design your custom ceramic restoration. First we add the custom specifications into the system computer; then we add a ceramic block into the milling unit. The block chosen will resemble your existing tooth color to ensure your crown looks natural. Within 15 minutes, the restoration is complete and is ready to be fixed in your mouth.
What are the benefits of CEREC® Crowns?
There are many benefits to receiving a CEREC®-produced crown, the most important being it saves you time and discomfort. For traditional crowns, the restoration process is completed over the course of multiple visits, as your tooth impressions would have to be sent back and forth to a dental laboratory to produce your new crown.
With the CEREC® system, we are able to diagnose any problems and resolve them in the same visit. Even better, because the impressions are created digitally, you do not have to sit through the uncomfortable (and horrible-tasting) experience of creating physical impressions of your teeth.
- CEREC® restorations are made from high-quality ceramic products.
- You do not have to receive a temporary restoration.
- It produces a cost-effective, long-lasting restoration.
- Restorations are made of compressed porcelain, which enhances strength and durability.
- More of your natural tooth is saved.
- Your dentist produces and places the restoration in-house.
- No more time-consuming transfers to and from the lab to produce your crowns.
About Turner Family Dentistry of Virginia
Locally owned and operated by Dr. William H. Turner II, our practice has served patients from across the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Maryland since 1987. Together with our experienced team, Dr. Turner provides a complete range of family-friendly dental services. Whether you need a routine cleaning or want to restore health and beauty to your smile, we are here to help.