If you need a crown to restore your smile but don’t want to wait a week or two for the proper crown to come back from the dental lab, then you’re in luck. Here at Kimberly W. Fee DMD in Prescott, Arizona, we’re proud to offer CEREC® to our patients.
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, and what it means is that you can come see Dr. Kimberly Fee for a crown and walk out with your permanent crown in just one visit.
Let’s look at how that’s possible.
How does CEREC work?
CEREC is a pretty simple procedure. You’ll come in to our office for a crown (the CEREC machine can also do veneers or onlays) and your teeth will be scanned by a computer. This means you don’t have to have an uncomfortable mold taken of your teeth.
After the scan is complete, a 3D-version of your crown will be created by Dr. Kimberly Fee, custom-designed to fit your mouth and look natural alongside your real teeth. Once the design is complete, the CEREC machine mills a brand-new crown out of porcelain and it’s fitted on your tooth just like a crown from a dental lab would be.
This is science fiction. It really is possible to get your crowns, and other ceramic cosmetic dentistry work, done in one appointment instead of two or three. For more information on this method of treatment, call us today at 928-778-7410.