Cerec One-Visit Crowns
Simply stated, CEREC® is a picture-taking, crown-making system. Using this state-of-the-art technology, Oxford cosmetic dentist Dr. Khoury can quickly and economically restore decayed, broken, cracked or chipped teeth in a single office visit.
CEREC® is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. With CEREC® there's no need for us to make an impression and send it to a lab. We won't inconvenience you by asking you to return for a second visit.
Restoration is natural looking, because it uses a durable ceramic material that matches the natural color of other teeth in your mouth.
The ceramic material is compatible with tissue in your mouth and is high-grade, anti-abrasive and plaque-resistant. It allows us to be extremely precise and save more of the healthy part of your tooth.
Examination and Prep
Dr. Khoury will examine your tooth and determine the appropriate type of ceramic to be used. A local anesthetic will be used for your comfort and your tooth is then prepared for restoration, removing the decayed area and weakened tooth structure.
Dr. Khoury will then make an optical impression of the tooth. It's a simple procedure that coats your tooth with a non-toxic, tasteless powder. A high-definition camera is then used to take a digital image of your tooth. This process only takes a couple of minutes.
Permanent Cermanic Restoration
The CEREC 3D software is used to create a permanent ceramic restoration for your tooth. No temporaries are needed. The software converts the digital image into a 3-D virtual model on the computer monitor. Dr. Khoury will then design your restoration virtually. The design is extremely accurate.
This virtual tooth is used to create your new crown using a milling unit located on location at the Oxford Smile Center. A ceramic block that matches your tooth shade is placed in the milling unit and within 20 minutes, your restoration is finished and ready for placement.
Placement and Bonding
Your new crown is then tested for proper fit to ensure your bite is correct. We then polish the ceramic and bond it to the prepared tooth.
Your tooth has been restored in a single visit!At Oxford Smile Center we're ready to schedule an appointment at a time that's convenient for you (including weekend hours). Simply complete our online appointment request form or give us a call: (248) 969-7645!