A crown is designed to protect a tooth. Over the years our teeth are subject to a lot of wear and tear. A crown may be recommended for a number of reasons including:
A popular choice is the CEREC crown, which is made out of a very strong ceramic and is designed, created and installed using computer assisted technology. Sunderland Dental offers CEREC technology. CEREC stands for Chairside Economic Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics.
Same day procedure! Rather than wait 2 weeks for your crown, you can walk in and out of our office within a few hours with your new crown. What does this mean for you? Fewer injections, less drilling, and less time out of your hectic schedule for dental visits. Dr. Sunderland will use computer
aided design (CAD) and manufacturing (CAM) to capture digital images of your tooth to create a strong, esthetic crown all in the office.
The CAD/CAM system has been on the market for over thirty years now and has advanced with technology over the years. A CEREC crown is the next closest material to your natural tooth structure and patients have said that it feels like a natural tooth where as some of the other materials feel ‘foreign’ in your mouth.
If you have ever seen a 3-D printer at work then you may be able to grasp how a CEREC crown unfolds.