A DENTAL CROWN IS A CRITICAL COMPONENT IN A NUMBER OF DENTAL PROCEDURES. They are a proven, effective way to help restore your smile, preserve the integrity of your mouth’s structure, and maintain great oral health. Our practice now offers you—our valued patients—a dental crown procedure that is far more comfortable and less time consuming. It’s called the CEREC method.

CEREC Benefits From A Patient’s Point Of View

We love having the CEREC solution because our PATIENTS love it! Why? Because before, crowns were completed in multiple visits. During the first visit, after a tooth impression was taken, a dental lab made the crown while you wore a temporary crown for a couple of weeks. CEREC crowns are completed in one visit. And, they’re not only faster, but they’re beautiful and strong too.

Dr. Jason Champagne Adds…

“The idea of CAD/CAM technology has been around for quite some time and the benefit of creating crowns in one visit has always been very intriguing. Until four years ago, we were hesitant to bring this technology into our office due to software difficulty and concerns regarding the strength of the restorations. Both of those concerns were overcome when CEREC released it’s 3D software and clinical studies showed that Ivoclar’s eMax Lithium Disilicate blocks were incredibly durable in most clinical situations.”

What Feedback Do We Get From You, Our Patients? Dr. Larry Champagne Says,

“Our patients love the benefit of having their crowns completed in Pokies one visit. Those who have experienced a laboratory crown procedure, know the frustration of wearing a temporary crown. Many of our patients also discover that the fit and aesthetics of the CEREC restorations often top that of many lab crowns.”

The Procedure Is Very Straightforward

Sometimes, dental crowns are used to protect teeth that are weak, cracked, or otherwise in danger of breaking by forming a protective layer around the tooth. If a tooth has a large filling, or is already broken, or is naturally misshapen or discolored, a dental crown can also be used. Dental crowns are also used with dental bridges and dental implants to form and support other teeth in your mouth.

An infrared camera takes 3-D images of your damaged tooth and sends those images directly to our CEREC machine. Your crown is milled inside the machine right here in our office, providing us with the ability TO COMPLETE YOUR PROCEDURE THE SAME DAY! No annoying impression trays, no waiting on a lab, and no temporary crown.

During Your Next Visit…

Next time you come in to our practice, let us show you how awesome our CEREC solution is. Then, the next time you need a crown as part of any dental procedure you’ll understand the difference CEREC can make. If you have additional questions, contact us, and/or you can always direct message us on Facebook.