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CEREC®

Serving patients for over three decades, Turner Family Dentistry of Virginia in Painter, VA is a trusted name for state-of-the-art, innovative dental services. As part of our commitment to providing our patients with advanced care and treatments, Dr. William H. Turner II and our team have incorporated CEREC technology into our practice for the past 15 years.

What is CEREC®?


CEREC® stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic, and this system is known most notably for its ability to create single-visit, custom-fitted porcelain crowns and veneers. Our practice utilizes this system to produce same-day crowns to restore damaged teeth quickly, efficiently, and effectively. CEREC® crowns can also be paired with dental implants to restore your smile.

In order to qualify for this procedure, you must have sufficient bone structure to support the implant screw. The process may take up to six months to complete, as the screw must properly bond with the jaw bone.

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.

CEREC Tooth Restoration - Painter, VA

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.

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Additional benefits of the CEREC® system:
  • 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.

To learn more about our CEREC® services or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today at 757-442-4436.