What is a CEREC crown or onlay?
CEREC is a remarkable new technology that has completely changed the way we approach placing dental crowns and inlays. It allows us to fabricate a permanent crown, inlay, or onlay in just one appointment. The custom restoration can be finished so quickly because we create it right here in our Metairie office.
Previously, the only option you had for having a crown or onlay placed was the traditional process. The dentist would prepare the tooth, take impressions, place a temporary restoration, then send the impressions to an outside dental lab to be created. Finally, you would return to the dentist to have the final crown or onlay fitted and secured in place.
What makes them so different?
With CEREC, we can eliminate many of those steps, including the nuisance of a temporary crown and a second visit to our office. CEREC crowns are milled from durable, natural-looking porcelain.
They are long-lasting and hold up to normal use; CEREC crowns are not temporary in any sense. Also, because our dentist creates and fits your new crown during one appointment, we can ensure that your restoration fits perfectly before you leave our office.
We’d love to tell you more about CEREC crowns. Please contact our office to arrange a consultation so we can see if CEREC is right for you.
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