We know you have a busy life, so we are pleased to offer you the ease and convenience of CEREC same-day crowns. Using this high-tech approach, you can now have the entire crown process completed during just one appointment.
Traditional lab-fabricated crowns are still a good choice, but many of our patients want to avoid multiple visits, temporary crowns, and a lengthy wait while the restoration is prepared.
CEREC crowns, on the other hand, use state-of-the-art technology to produce a durable, esthetic restoration in a single visit to our Brown Deer dental office. The first step of the process involves preparing the tooth just as we would for a traditional crown, but that’s where the similarity ends.
Dr. Knutsen takes 3-D images and impressions of your teeth, which are shared with specialized software that designs a virtual model of your new crown. The specifications are sent to a milling machine here in our office where your crown is fabricated from a block of ceramic material.
We can usually complete the process in about 90 minutes, and we invite you to sit back comfortably and enjoy your favorite music or TV show. When your crown is ready, we will check it for fit and cement it in place.
If you need a crown and want to avoid the usual drawn-out process, please call Lakeside Dental to learn more about state-of-the-art CEREC crowns.