Initial Tooth Preparation
First, your mouth will be numbed and cleaned, and a high-speed instrument will be used to trim your tooth to create a strong and stable platform for your new CEREC crown.
Scans, Images, & Impressions
After your tooth has been prepared, your doctor will use a handheld scanner to take digital images and impressions of your tooth. They will use this information to begin the process of designing your crown.
Crafting the Crown
Once the scan of your tooth has been taken and the design has been finalized, the design will be uploaded into our CEREC machine. A porcelain block that’s the color of your tooth will be loaded into the machine. Then, the CEREC machine will automatically craft your crown out of this block, creating a restoration that will fit perfectly into your mouth.
Final Crown Fitting & Placement
Once your CEREC crown has been crafted, Dr. Landry, Dr. Dela Cruz, or Dr. Urich will check the fit and ensure it’s perfect. Then, the crown will be attached to your tooth using powerful dental cement, and you’ll be sent home to enjoy your newly-restored smile.