Four Seasons Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Plymouth, MN offers CEramic REConstruction (CEREC) Single Appointment procedures for inserting a crown. A CEREC Crown procedure is where we use a CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) process to construct, produce, and then insert individual ceramic restorations directly at the point of treatment in a single appointment, rather than over multiple appointments that would require outside lab work required to complete the crown.
Four Seasons Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Plymouth, MN completes all the steps, from digital impressions and computer-based construction of the restoration to the milling process, inside our office. We make use of an intraoral camera to take a photo of the preparation, teeth, and the bite situation. Based on the these images, the CEREC software creates a virtual model of the patient’s tooth situation. We then use this model to construct the tooth restoration on the screen and then pass on the finished construction to a milling machine. Depending on the type of restoration, it is then milled out of a color-matched ceramic block in just 6 to 15 minutes using diamond-coated milling units. Once this is completed we will add the finishing touches to the restoration by painting, polishing, and glazing the new crown, before cementing it or adhesively integrating it, depending on the type of ceramic used.
To discuss any questions you may have regarding Same Day CEREC Crowns, please call 763-559-2976.