Getting a crown has traditionally been a several step process that requires multiple visits to the dentist. A temporary crown is put in place while the custom-made final crown is being prepared. This is not always convenient for everyone since it may require missing school or work to go to the dentist. With the CEREC System, a crown can be created in the dental office during your appointment!
Instead of taking a mold of the tooth to send to a lab so they can make the crown, the CEREC uses a scanner to create a 3D image of the tooth and those surrounding it. It is uploaded to a design software that allows the crown to be fully designed and allows our team to see what the crown will look like in place using digital imagery.
The crown is then created from a block of high-quality ceramic. Your dentist will need to slightly polish the tooth, and a color change may be needed to ensure the crown matches the rest of tour teeth. Once you and your dentist are happy with the look of the crown, it can be placed. You can walk out the door that day with your permanent crown already in place.
Dental Care of Morristown is committed to helping all our patients by staying up to date on the newest technological advances in dentistry. These technologies make dental visits easier and less expensive, which we are happy to provide for all of our patients.
Dentistry is a proven way to help enhance people’s lives, and it’s a privilege for me to positively affect the health of so many families in my community. Modern dental care provides a wealth of benefits, and it is my goal to give my patients the oral health & beautiful smiles they deserve.