While technology can get a really bad reputation, at Krengel Dental, we call ourselves the modern dentist because we find ways to make the most of the state-of-the-art methods for your dentistry.
So what’s all this about a one-day crown procedure? Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic, or CEREC® is an incredible method we use at Krengel Dental for tooth restorations. Using computer-assisted design and manufacturing, we are able to do restorations in a single day for patients.
How does it work?
By using technology to revolutionize how ceramic restorations such as crowns and veneers are made, patients receiving CEREC® are able to prepare for and receive a finished product without a lengthy wait time– saving time and money for our team and even better, for you. To add to the perks, the restorations are tooth-colored and metal free, giving your tooth uncompromised strength and shine.
What’s the process?
First, we get you in to make sure CEREC® is the right option for you, depending on how much healthy tooth structure remains. If more than a simple filling is needed, we will prepare you for the restoration by removing the decay and weak tissue in your tooth. Using a digital camera, we then use a 3-dimensional image to create a restoration- no messy impression needed! The CEREC® software converts the image into a 3-D virtual model to then create a custom restoration, using a milling device. Once the restoration is ready, your Krengel dentist will make sure you have a proper fit and bite before polishing and bonding the restoration in its place!
What are the advantages?
- Time and money with multiple visits
- No need for a temporary restoration
- Less painful injections with a one-time visit
- Longer lasting restorations
- No metal and no compromised look
Ready to learn more? Start by watching this awesome video blog we have created about the procedure:
Once you check it out, get ready, set, call your friendly Krengel Dental team at 952-888-1311