MELISSA HUTCHENS, DDS
538 South Main Street, Suite 130
Cambridge, MN 55008
763-552-1616

CEREC® Same Day Crowns

For your convenience, we are proud to offer you crown restorations in just one single visit. Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic (CEREC) has revolutionized modern dental care. Traditionally, if crowns, onlays, inlays or dental veneers were required to restore damaged teeth, you would have to endure multiple procedures, temporary materials, and a great deal of waiting time in-between. Now, with CEREC, we can create your ceramic restoration within in just one visit

CEREC is comprised of several computer-assisted design (CAD) tools and a milling machine that creates custom ceramic restorative devices. CEREC can make almost any ceramic restoration to order, meaning the dentist can place it immediately. This is of great benefit to nervous patients, and it can also reduce the cost of treatment.

What Are The Benefits Of CEREC®?

CEREC can benefit almost anyone needing a ceramic restoration device. Exceptions include patients who have a prior history of breaking ceramic devices and those with a deep bite. CEREC devices are proven to last for over 5 years, but recent research indicates that most CEREC-created restorations last for more than 10 years.

Here are some other advantages associated with CEREC:

  • No temporary restorations
  • High-quality ceramic products
  • Minimal invasiveness
  • Less injections and discomfort
  • Fewer dental visits
  • Cost effectiveness
  • More natural tooth is saved
  • Long lasting restorations
  • Biocompatible solutions

What Is The CEREC Process?

cerecThe first step is to remove any decay and to prepare the tooth. Next, they will take an impression using a covering of titanium dust that allows the camera to take a highly detailed picture of the tooth. Images are formulated with the CEREC® camera utilizing an infrared wavelength.

The image is transposed onto the computer screen. Here your dentist is able to view the tooth from every angle and design the final restoration. When the design is complete, it is transmitted to the milling unit. The dentist chooses a block of ceramic that matches the color of the teeth. This ensures that the restoration will be almost invisible.

Within 15 minutes, the full crown, onlay, overlay or veneer is complete. The restoration is made of compressed, rather than laboratory-layered porcelain. This enhances strength and durability.

Before affixing the restoration to the tooth, your dentist will place it dry to ensure it fits perfectly. It is then polished and affixed to the tooth with dental cement. The procedure is now complete, and all without the need for a second visit! The quality of the results is the same as the laboratory-generated restoration, but a great deal of time and money has been saved.

We’d Like To Be Your Family’s Home For CEREC Restorations in Cambridge, MN!

Our friendly and professional team is eager to serve you. We offer convenient scheduling to cater to busy families like yours. Click here to request an appointment or call (763) 552-1616. One of our team members will happily help you schedule a convenient appointment time.