CEREC One-visit Crowns
Your time and comfort is important to us. Dr. Nebeker offers one-visit crown technology, making the process of getting your dental restoration faster and easier. Cutting-edge innovations in dental instruments are requiring less time in the dental chair, causing less discomfort and creating satisfying results. One breakthrough instrument, called CEREC, allows Dr. Nebeker to quickly restore damaged teeth in one visit! CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, or CEramic REConstruction). Translated, it means that Dr. Nebeker can restore damaged teeth in a single visit using a high-quality ceramic material that matches the natural color of your other teeth. One-visit crowns, veneers and onlays with no temporaries and no second visit, saving you time and discomfort!
What You Avoid with a CEREC Visit
With one-visit crowns, there is no impression process where that gloppy material gets inserted into your mouth with that big tray! You avoid cementing a temporary onto the tooth during the first visit while awaiting the permanent to be made in the lab for the second visit. So there is also no second trip to Dr. Nebeker’s office – with yet another shot to numb the teeth, uncovering the prepared tooth structure, trauma to the tooth from exposing and cleaning off temporary cement, irritating the pulp and nerve tissue a second time for permanent cementation. All of which may increase long term tooth sensitivity – an issue with the two-visit crown procedure.
Here’s How the Instrument Works
The CEREC procedure uses technology incorporating a camera, computer and milling machine in one instrument. The dentist uses a special camera to take an accurate picture of the damaged tooth. This optical impression is transferred and displayed on a color computer screen, where the dentist uses CAD technology to design the restoration. Then CAM takes over and automatically creates the restoration while the patient waits. Finally, the dentist bonds the new restoration to the surface of the old tooth. The whole process takes about one hour.
What Does CEREC Mean for You?
- A natural-looking, tooth-colored restoration
- No more silver-mercury fillings, discoloring smiles
- Compatible with tissue in the mouth
- Extremely precise
- Second-visit appointment eliminated
Procedures CEREC can Perform
- Partial Crowns
- Complete Crowns
- Porcelain Inlays and Onlays
- Porcelain Veneers
- Porcelain Laminates
CEREC has over a decade of clinical research and documentation to support the technology. The thousands of CEREC Porcelain restorations have been proven precise, safe and effective and now there are more options with the introduction and use of other porcelains with other esthetic properties. Watch the videos below to learn more about one-visit crowns.
For even more information on CEREC technology, visit the CEREC channel on YouTube.com.