What CEREC Can Do for You
Now you can get a dental crown in just a single trip to the dentist’s office.
In the past, if you needed to get a dental crown, you had to come into the office to get the tooth prepped and have impressions taken. Then a temporary crown would be placed over the tooth while we waited for an outside dental lab to make your permanent crown and send it back to us so for permanent placement. Not anymore! With CEREC technology, our Waukesha, WI, family dentists Dr. Joel Jahimiak, Dr. Cathleen Raz, and Dr. Kendra Loch can give you a dental crown in just one appointment.
How does CEREC work?
CEREC, an acronym for "Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics," is an advanced and unique technology that allows our dentists to design, create, and place a dental crown, inlay/onlay, or veneer in a single appointment to our Waukesha office. CEREC technology makes getting a dental crown incredibly fast and efficient, so you no longer have to deal with unpleasant dental molds, bulky temporary crowns, and coming into the office multiple times in order to restore your smile.
What is involved in getting a CEREC crown?
When you come into our Waukesha office, everything from start to finish will be performed right here in our dental chair. First, we take digital photos of your mouth (that’s right, you can say goodbye to those messy and unpleasant dental molds) which we will use to make 3D images of your smile. Then, using special CAD computer software, we will design a crown that offers a precise fit.
Once the crown is designed, it’s time to actually create it. Again, we can fabricate the crown right here while you wait! All we have to do is place a block of porcelain into the milling machine and, based on the measurements determined by the CAD software, the machine will chisel out the perfect restoration. From there, all we have to do is cement the crown and check the fit before your smile is good to go!
Contact us today!
Complete Family Dentistry wants to make sure that you get the comprehensive dental care that you need. If you are dealing with a damaged or weak tooth, call our Waukesha practice today at (262) 549-6850 to find out how CEREC crowns could help you!