Dr. Walden will prepare your tooth by removing any decay and then reshaping it to accommodate the tooth restoration. He will take digital pictures of your mouth and teeth which will be converted to 3D imaging. This model is then sent to a special dental machine which mills your crown from a block of porcelain.
The milling process takes roughly fifteen minutes, producing a beautiful, tooth colored crown, customized to your bite. Dr. Walden and Dr. Beavers can bond your new crown to your tooth structure immediately.
This process eliminates the need to send molds to a dental lab for the fabrication of your tooth restoration, as well as the subsequent three week wait. It also prevents the use of temporary crowns which can break or fall off, requiring unscheduled and inconvenient visits for re-application. CEREC crowns are made only of ceramic which means that they are completely safe for patients with metal allergies.
Improving the health and appearance of your teeth is a priority, but we also want to ensure that you enjoy your visit with us. To this end, we offer many innovative technologies that will increase your comfort or save you time and money. Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC) is one such service. Basically a CAD program for ceramic tooth restoration, CEREC creates dental crowns on-site, while you wait. If you need tooth restoration due to tooth decay in Chandler, AZ, schedule a consultation with Walden Dentistry and enjoy the amazing advantages of CEREC.
CEREC is a method used by thousands of dentists worldwide since 1987 not only to replace these fillings, but also to restore any tooth that is decayed, weakened, broken, etc. to its natural strength and beauty. Better yet, it’s done with all-ceramic materials that are tooth-colored in a single appointment!