The CEREC system involves three pieces of equipment: 3D image acquisition camera, 3D computer software that used the patient’s digital impressions and a milling. Dr. Nugent uses CEREC technology to create beautiful, custom-crafted porcelain crowns in just one visit. This is a vast improvement over traditional methods which requires messy gooey impressions, a patient to wear a plastic temporary for weeks and then come back to cement the final crown. With CEREC, Dr. Nugent completes everything in one visit. CEREC restorations are as beautiufl and durable as lab made. With CEREC, you can reclaim dental health and beauty in one convenient office visit.
Crowns in One Visit
To begin the CEREC process, Dr. Nugent prepares the tooth for the new crown. This involves administering local anesthesia and removing decay or unhealthy tooth structure. Next, he takes digital impressions of your teeth and bite. Thus, no messy, nasty tasting, gooey impressions are necessary. Dr. Nugent designs the new crown in the powerful software and sends the crown the milling unit. The milling machine then makes the crown in less than 15 minutes. The crown is tried in. With proper fit insured the crown is placed in a furnace where it is heated to give the crown it’s final color and improved strength. One the crown is out of the furnace it is allowed to cool to room temperature and Dr. Nugent simple cements your new crown into place.