Natural-Looking Crowns Made While You Wait
You know the routine. You visit the dentist. You need a crown. The dentist prepares the tooth, takes an impression, and places a temporary crown. You then wait two weeks to return to the dentist, and he places the permanent crown. But if the fit isn’t perfect, it goes back to the lab and you wait again. And return to the dentist again.
But now, that’s all changed. Dr. Lopez can reduce that two-week waiting period and the two or three office visits to just a single visit with new technology! CEREC™ is a computer-aided design and milling device that allows us to create and place your crown on the same day. Now, there’s no more waiting for the lab and no return trips to the dentist. Patients love it!
The CEREC system allows us to repair a damaged tooth the same day. We no longer need to take goopy impressions or create temporaries, and CEREC enables us to satisfy patients seeking a long-lasting, esthetic alternative to silver or plastic fillings.
To make the restoration, we use a special camera to take a digital impression of the tooth. The picture is then displayed on a computer screen, enabling us to design the restoration. Then CEREC takes over and automatically creates the restoration. Finally, we bond the new restoration to the surface of the old tooth.
All this makes going to the dentist much easier and faster, and who really wants to spend more time in the dental chair?