If you have ever had a traditional tooth crown, you do not have to be told about ill-fitting temporary crowns coming loose, having to wait two weeks for a permanent crown, or teeth shifting between appointments. What you may not know is that there is an alternative to the old-fashioned way of having crowns made.
Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville is proud to offer our patients CEREC one day crowns, so you can have your high-quality dental restorations completed in a single visit.
How CEREC Works
CEREC is a proprietary dental technology which uses CAD/CAM to design and sculpt porcelain dental restorations. Unlike the old-fashioned method of creating dental crowns, CEREC uses 3D digital images of your tooth instead of wax impressions to make a tooth crown. The images capture more detail than a wax mold can transfer, helping a CEREC-created crown fit even better than one created at a dental lab.
Because CEREC can sculpt a new tooth crown, inlay or onlay from a block of porcelain in just a few minutes, your tooth can be prepared and photographed and your restoration can be placed in a single office visit, saving you time and inconvenience. Although your tooth crown is sculpted by a computer, our dentists have complete control over every aspect of the design of your dental restoration.
Benefits of CEREC
- Better fit than many lab-created crowns
- Aesthetically superior to metal and composite crowns
- Ready in a single visit
In addition to being ready in a single visit, CEREC crowns are metal-free, helping keep your teeth and mouth healthier longer. Because they are porcelain, they look like your natural tooth enamel, and share a similar hardness with your natural teeth, making them look and feel like healthy teeth, not false ones.
CEREC crowns and dental restorations are ideal for replacing your old metal crowns and fillings, or for repairing a newly damaged tooth. Because CEREC crowns, inlays and onlays are made from porcelain, they are more durable than white composite fillings and do not cause damage to your teeth, the way metal fillings and crowns can do.
Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb has extensive experience working with CEREC, making her one of the foremost dentists for creating one-day crowns in New Jersey. If you would like to learn how CEREC can restore and improve your smile, please call (800) 672-8518 or contact Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville online. We welcome patients from Morristown and all other areas of New Jersey.