Would you like to restore a tooth, but you just don't have the time a crown involves? Ask your dentist, Dr. John Chan, about CEREC crowns. Created in just about one hour at Geer Dental Care in Turlock, CA CEREC crowns look real and perform just like natural tooth.
What is CEREC?
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic. In other words, your crown is created right in the treatment room in just one visit using superior quality porcelain.
Dr. Chan uses sophisticated digital imaging to create a three-dimensional impression of your tooth and surrounding teeth and tissues. From there, your Turlock dentist uses computer-aided design processes to tell the milling apparatus the exact dimensions of your restoration.
Located right in the treatment room, the CEREC machine carves the new crown from a solid block of fine ceramic. It takes just about 20 minutes to complete and leaves the machine in practically perfect condition. Dr. Chan may adjust the color a bit before cementing it over your prepared tooth.
The benefits of CEREC crowns
If you have ever received a dental crown the old-fashioned way, you know how time consuming it is--the back and forth to the dental office, the two week wait for the crown to come from the lab and so on.
And then, there's those messy oral impressions. Conventional putty and tray impressions do a good job, but nothing is as comfortable and precise as digital impressions done the CEREC way.
In short, CEREC crowns:
- Beautifully restore teeth damaged by injury, decay, infection and more
- Take one short visit to Geer Dental Care
- Are durable and long-lasting
- Fit properly right out of the CEREC machine
- Are easy to care for (just brush and floss and get your six-month professional cleanings and exams at Geer Dental care)
Ready for a CEREC crown?
The Oral Health Foundation says that crowns are one of the most versatile and successful dental restorations. With CEREC processes, you'll have your great new crown more quickly than you ever thought possible. Why not contact Geer Dental Care to learn more? Call us at (209) 667-2216 to book your consultation.