The entire staff here at Windsor Family Dentistry is proud to offer the latest in cutting edge dental technology. To that end, we use Cerec CAD/CAM restorations to provide same day crowns and onlays. Cerec uses a virtual scanning camera that eliminates the need for bulky trays and uncomfortable impression materials. By delivering the restoration the same day the need for a return visit is eliminated, along with having to wear a temporary and potentially requiring administration of local anesthesia a second time! Should we determine your tooth would be an appropriate candidate for a Cerec crown, your tooth will be prepared, a picture taken with a small camera, and an advanced computer program will help to design the perfect shaped restoration for your tooth. From there, our staff will select an ideal shade, and customize the appearance before final baking in a glazing oven. Once polished, it will be permanently bonded to your tooth looking as good (or quite possibly better!) than the day it was brand new. Your new tooth is immediately hard enough to chew on, floss, brush, and treat like any other tooth.
How does it work?
After ensuring your tooth is completely comfortable, the tooth is prepared (decay removed, old restorations taken out, and any cracks or fractures addressed). Then, a special powder coating is put on the tooth and neighboring teeth so that the special camera can better record it.
An amazing 3D image is generated that the highly advanced computer processes and analyzes. You can see the process before your very eyes on the monitor!
The virtual restoration is sent wirelessly to a milling unit. Using precision technology, diamond coated burs mill your restoration from a block of ceramic.
Once completed from the milling unit, the restoration is checked for fit and then returned to a glazing oven. Under high heat, the material hardens and takes on the glossy appearance of enamel. Customization can be achieved using special pigments and dyes to recreate the unique appearance of a natural tooth.
Using powerful dental adhesives, the completed restoration is bonded to your tooth in the same appointment and is strong, beautiful, and life-like.
Please ask us if a Cerec same day crown is right for you!