If you have a chipped or cracked tooth, you may need a dental crown to repair the damage and prevent serious oral infections or tooth loss.
Porcelain crowns have been used for decades to cover a damaged tooth down to the gum line. Being fitted for the crowns was once a messy and time-consuming process, requiring at least two visits to the dentist.
Today, Dr. Walters offers a new method of tooth restoration: Single-visit, same-day CEREC crowns.
CEREC stands for “Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics.”
With this process, cutting-edge CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) technology captures and duplicates the intricacies of each tooth.
This imaging allows Dr. Walters to quickly take dental impressions and generate a perfect crown in one visit, which can save you time and money. Plus, there is no need for the temporary crowns required with older technology.
Because CEREC crowns are hard to distinguish from natural teeth, the result is a natural-looking smile. We’ll match your natural tooth shade, and there are no distracting metal or color variances.
Finally, CEREC crowns are durable! They can last up to 15 years with proper at-home and in-office care.
If needed, CEREC crowns can also be used in place of a large filling, after a root canal treatment, or on top of a dental implant.