If you have a tooth that is too damaged or decayed for a filling to repair, Dr. Olson may suggest a restoration known as a dental crown. After she has placed your crown, you will be able to chew comfortably, and your smile will be restored to its optimal health and function.
A dental crown, or cap, is a restoration that can be used for a number of purposes:
-large filling has weakened tooth
-broken, cracked or fractured teeth
-badly decayed teeth
-teeth that have had a root canal
-misshapen or badly discolored teeth
What are CEREC crowns?
CEREC crowns are state-of-the art technology. They are all ceramic crowns that are designed, made and placed at our office during a single dental appointment. When you come to our office with a damaged, broken or decayed tooth, you can leave with a high-quality tooth-colored restoration that will strengthen and enhance your smile.
What makes CEREC crowns different?
CEREC crowns can be made and placed in a single appointment rather than multiple appointments with lab work in between. We use a digital scanner to make a model of your teeth- meaning there is no impression material and no more temporary crowns.
The crown is sculpted from a single porcelain block to ensure both strength and beauty, and will be completely customized for an amazing fit.
How Does CEREC work?
CEREC stands for CEramic REConstruction, and is used to both design and physically form dental crowns, fillings and bridges. Dr. Olson will first take an image of your mouth using an advanced 3D imaging system. The 3D image is then used with our advanced software to create your crown on in-office milling unit.
There are some treatment plans and crowns that Dr. Olson will need to work with our dental laboratory and do in the more traditional 2 appointment format. We will still use our digital scanner, so no traditional impressions. This would be reviewed with you before starting your treatment.