Placing a traditional dental crown is a process that usually takes at least two visits to your dentist to complete. Today, using CEREC technology, we can now place a beautiful new dental crown in just one visit!
At Martik Family Dental, we know your time is valuable. Our state-of-the-art technology will streamline your dental treatments and get you on your way as quickly as possible.
CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic) incorporates two computer technologies – CAD (computer-aided design) and CAM (computer-aided manufacturing). Using CEREC technology, Dr. Adam Martik can design, create, and perfect a crown in a single appointment.
Benefits of CEREC Crowns
CEREC crowns provide the ultimate convenience in dental restorations because they can be placed in just one office visit. But they also offer other advantages compared to traditional crowns:
- All ceramic tooth-color material looks natural
- Fewer shots and less alteration of natural tooth structure
- No temporary crowns
- No messy impressions
The CEREC Process
We create your new CEREC crown right here in our office using state-of-the-art technology. We begin the process by taking a picture of the tooth that will receive the crown. Using that image, we create a digital impression of the natural tooth. This step provides the information we need to create your new CEREC crown.
CEREC crowns are made out of a block of either ceramic material or a type of synthetic resin. Dr. Martik will choose the appropriate material, and the machine’s diamond blades will file and shape the block into a crown that will look as much like your real tooth as possible.
Before permanently securing the crown to your natural tooth, we’ll smooth, file, and refine the shape of the crown, placing it in your mouth to check your bite and removing it to make small adjustments. Once we’re satisfied with the fit, we’ll cement the crown securely in place. The entire process generally takes only two to three hours.
We Treat You Like Family
We’re pleased to offer state-of-the-art services like CEREC crowns, but patient-focused dentistry goes far beyond technology and the treatments you receive. Most importantly, you deserve to be treated with kindness by caring professionals who are responsive and understand your concerns. Your needs come first, and you can expect to be treated by a team of down-to-earth folks who want every experience you have with us to be relaxed and enjoyable.
Please Contact Us for More Information
Are you interested in learning more about CEREC single-visit crowns? Please give Martik Family Dental a call, and we’ll be happy to arrange a convenient consultation.
We understand that cost plays a big part in the decisions you make about the type of dental treatments you choose. As part of your consultation, we’ll help you determine how much your dental insurance covers and explore financing options like CareCredit.