Our Shelby Township dentists embrace exciting technological advances that improve the patient experience, such as CEREC crowns. CEREC technology allows us to take digital impressions of your teeth and eliminate long wait times.
Short for Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic, CEREC takes faster pictures of your teeth at higher resolutions, identifying how a dental crown might fit and immediately creating an impression. In as little as 15 minutes, your crown can be ready for placement.
Benefits of CEREC Crowns
Rather than wait weeks for plaster fittings, this method helps our dentists digitize your dental impressions and create your crown in under 20 minutes.
Since CEREC technology allows for microscopic pictures of your teeth, it creates very precise plaster impressions. With equally precise data entered by your dentist, your crown or filling will be milled as accurately as possible.
CEREC provides a great alternative for people with a strong gag reflex. Since CEREC uses pictures and data to create a model of your mouth, there’s no need to sit with unpleasant goo or plastic wedges stuck in your mouth.
Unlike normal crowns and fillings, CEREC eliminates cracking by using ceramic material that expands and contracts naturally with your teeth. The durable ceramic mimics the solid feel of your teeth—neither uncomfortably hard nor strangely soft. Additionally, they last much longer so you don’t need to worry about replacements. By using ceramic crowns, CEREC also eliminates using mercury or other toxic metals in your mouth.
Request an Appointment With Us
Our dentists in Shelby Township, MI, are able to plan and place ceramic crowns in one appointment thanks to CEREC technology. To request an appointment and learn more about CEREC, call Frank P. Ruffino DDS at (586) 799-4240.