Natural-Looking Crowns Made While You Wait
Not so long ago, having a tooth restored with a crown took a lot of time and many steps. First, there was the
initial appointment for the temporary and casting impressions. Then there was a long interval while another
lab molded the permanent crown. Then a second, follow-up appointment occurred for your dentist to place the
crown. If it didn’t fit appropriately, then the entire process started all over again.
Thankfully, there have been advancements in technology. Instead of a multi-week timeframe, in a couple of hours
you can have your new permanent crown fitted in your mouth. With CEREC™ computer-aided design and milling, the
fit will be flawless, the crown will be long-lasting, and the dazzling appearance will simulate the look of a
natural tooth. Our patients love this new method for fitting and inserting crowns.
The process is ingenious. With a special digital scanner, a detailed image is captured and exhibited on our computer
screen. No more goopy impressions! We then model the restoration and CEREC generates the crown. Next, we insert and
bond the restoration to your tooth. Like our other patients, you will be thrilled by how easy this is!
An early adopter of computer-aided design and manufacturing of crowns (also known as CAD/CAM), Dr. Hicks has been
using this technology for over 10 years. He is also a CEREC trainer, teaching other dentists to use the system in
the best combination of technology and art.
There’s no charge to learn more about CEREC one-visit crowns. Call today at (717) 625-0596 to schedule
your complimentary consultation.