At some dental offices, you can wait for weeks to get a new crown or cap. Here at the office of Michael Franquemont DDS, we can complete an all-porcelain crown or bridge in less than two hours.
What are CEREC Dental Crowns?
CEREC is the acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, a fancy way of saying that we design and fabricate high-quality crowns and bridges without using an outside dental lab. For over 15 years, Dr. Franquemont has been using CAD/CAM technology to create durable restorations that blend beautifully with your smile.
The CEREC Dental Crown Process
The first step in getting a CEREC crown or bridge is similar to a lab-fabricated restoration, where our dentist reshapes the tooth to receive the new crown. The similarity ends there because instead of messy impressions, we use CAD/CAM technology to scan your teeth to create a digital impression.
Dr. Franquemont uses the digital impression to create a virtual model of your tooth, then uses the software to design your new crown. He then sends the file to a CEREC milling machine in our office that works like a 3-D printer to fabricate your crown from a block of porcelain shaded to match.
With CEREC same-visit crowns, we eliminate the need for messy impressions, multiple office visits, a 2-3 week wait, and no temporary crown. You will leave our office the same day with your beautiful new customized dental restoration securely in place. Another advantage of CEREC crowns is that if you need a root canal and a crown, our Centennial dentist can generally complete both procedures on the same day.
Dental Crowns in Centennial, CO
If you have a broken or decayed tooth and don’t want to wait for a dental crown, call us so we can tell you more about CEREC crowns and bridges.