Are CEREC crowns right for me?
A crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth — to cover the tooth and restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance. A crown can significantly improve not just the look but also the function of your smile.
To determine your candidacy for dental crowns in Eugene and better understand your options, call our office for a free consultation.
How are CEREC crowns applied?
The CEREC crown procedure begins with a careful evaluation of your tooth and surrounding structures to ensure that a crown is the best choice for your situation. Next, your tooth will be numbed, and we will prepare your tooth. This means that any decay will be removed, and the tooth is shaped to receive the crown. We then use a special CEREC scanner to take a digital image of the tooth. Instead of using a gooey impression material, we can scan the tooth and other structures almost instantly and without any discomfort. This is especially beneficial for those with sensitive gag reflexes.
The image is sent to a computer that enables us to replicate your natural tooth through its advanced software. We adjust each aspect of the crown until it is just right, and the specifications are sent to our in-office milling unit. After choosing the right shade of ceramic to match your other teeth, we mill your new crown, and it can be fit and bonded to your tooth as soon as it has been made.