CEREC Specialist

High Tech Family Dentistry

Family and Cosmetic Dentists located in Westfield, NJ

If you avoid getting a crown due to messy impressions and multiple dental visits, you have an innovative, easy option with CEREC crowns and onlays, or partial crowns. Arthur Scheiner, DMD, and Suzanne Lorino, DMD, of High Tech Family Dentistry in Westfield, New Jersey, offer this same-day crown service to revolutionize your dental care. Call the office or book an appointment online to learn how your smile can benefit.

CEREC Q & A

High Tech Family Dentistry

What are CEREC onlays?

CEREC is an alternative to traditional dental crowns that can take 2-3 visits to accomplish. In these traditional cases, your tooth is prepped, an impression made with messy foam, and the design shipped off to a laboratory for creation. You must wear a temporary crown as you wait for the customized crown to arrive and be fit.

With CEREC crowns, these steps go away. Your dentist fits your teeth with high-quality porcelain crowns that are made and placed in just one visit.

How do CEREC crowns work?

The CEREC system includes a high-powered camera, computer-aided design, and an in-house unit to fabricate the onlay. Your dentist uses the camera to create digital images of your teeth that are sent to a computer for design.

The computer transfers the design to the in-house milling unit, which creates the crown in a short time while you wait. The dentists can then cement the crown right away and adjust your bite. You’re ready to go with your new smile in this single visit. Plan for this visit to take one and a half to two hours, only slightly longer than a traditional visit to clean and examine your teeth.

What are the benefits of CEREC crowns?

CEREC crowns are of the highest quality and contain no metal. You might consider a CEREC crown because:

  • You won’t have to wait weeks for your permanent restoration to arrive and be placed
  • You don’t have to bite down on the foamy impression material, which can trigger a gag reflex
  • You don’t have to tolerate a poorly fitting, temporary crown

Each CEREC crown matches your natural teeth. They look and feel like your own.

Who is a candidate for a CEREC crown?

In most cases, a CEREC crown can be used instead of a conventional crown. Usually, the dentists at High Tech Family Dentistry recommend a crown to:

  • Protect a tooth with extensive damage
  • Cover a root canal
  • Sit on top of a dental implant or brace a dental bridge
  • Hold together a cracked tooth
  • Improve the appearance of misshapen or discolored teeth

To learn more about how you can benefit from same-day CEREC crowns, call the office or schedule an appointment online.