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Single-Visit Crowns are here with CEREC!

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We are pleased to offer you the convenience and benefit of having your crowns made in the office at the same visit they are prepared. Prior to now, when one of our patients needed a crown to restore a tooth that had cracked or was broken down due to large fillings and/or decay, that procedure required two separate visits: one to prepare the tooth, make an impression with the “goop” that sets up in your mouth, and place a temporary crown, and the second appointment to remove the temporary crown and fit the new permanent crown on the tooth. With our new CEREC technology we can now do this all in one visit.

After preparing the tooth we use a 3D camera to create a highly detailed optical impression. Using state-of-the-art CAD (computer aided design) software we can design every precise detail of the crown with even greater accuracy than before because we are eliminating chances for distortion and error that can happen with the “goop” impressions. The software allows us to customize the shape of the restoration to fit your specific clinical and aesthetic needs.

While you wait, exact design specifications are sent to our on-site milling machine to create your permanent restoration. We are able to mill a Lithium Disilicate crown, which is stronger than any other porcelain or porcelain-to-metal crown now available. Once the crown is milled, we can apply custom shading as needed and “sinter” it in our special oven to give it more strength and individual character. Your new crown is then bonded to your tooth and the tooth is restored back to its natural form, function and beauty. Instead of leaving the office with a temporary crown that can come loose or easily break, you will leave the office with the permanent crown!

Dr. Ramirez and I both love that the crowns we are able to make right here have a more precise fit than before and we have more control over the aesthetics we achieve. What we used to dream about when I started to practice Dentistry is now a reality

– Dr. Pamela Dassenko

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