CEREC is an acronym meaning Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. It’s a type of technology that incorporates two computer technologies: CAD (computer-aided design), and CAM (computer-aided manufacturing). The CEREC procedure allows Dr. Jennifer Thomm to design, manufacture, and perfect a crown while you wait in our beautiful office at Great Lakes Dental. The process can be completed in less than an hour.
The process begins with taking a picture of the tooth that will receive the crown. Using that image, a digital impression of the real tooth is created. The software allows us to re-create the adjacent teeth digitally (ensuring a proper fit), the image is then sent to the milling machine via wireless transmission.
With a CEREC crown, you’ll get a permanent crown during a single office visit. The design process allows us to match that crown to your real tooth as closely as possible.
CEREC crowns are made out of ceramic material and milled using diamond blades.
Before securing the crown in your mouth with resin cement, we smooth, file, and refine the shape of the crown. After cementing the tooth in your mouth, Dr. Jennifer Thomm and her team at Great Lakes Dental will check to make sure the surface of the crown is smooth and makes proper contact with your teeth when you bite down.
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Dr. Jennifer Thomm
Great Lakes Dental