Same Day Crowns with CEREC

The CEREC Treatment Process

  • After tooth preparation, the dentist makes a digital impression, generally using an intraoral scanner (or camera). Normally, patients respond better to digital impressions where there is no need to have a mouthful of impression materials.
  • The digital impression is sent to the corresponding designing software where the dentist constructs the tooth restoration on a screen and then passes on the finished construction to a milling machine via the office network.
  • The restoration is milled out of a color-matched ceramic block in just 6 to 15 minutes. The dentist can then add the finishing touches to the restoration by painting, polishing and glazing it before cementing it onto the prepared tooth.

For more information about the CEREC process or to make an appointment, call Bellaire Bay Dental Care at 239-302-3731.