Your teeth are subject to a number of issues like chipping, breakage, discoloration, and decay and may require repair, improvement and protection. We here at San Anselmo Family Dentistry take that job very seriously. We want your teeth to have the best care possible. There are solutions to your teeth problems. One of them is a crown. A dental crown is a cap that is shaped like a tooth used to cover the tooth to protect it from any damage and improve the way it looks. But the procedure can be time consuming. So we offer a quicker one-appointment solution: CEREC Crown.
CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. These crowns are produced using an advanced computerized system. An intraoral handheld scanner is used to recreate tooth surface as a 3D replica in the CEREC software system. Computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacture (CAM) are used to design and create a crown that fits your damaged tooth perfectly well. The images taken by the CAD/CAM technology are used to create a digital model of your tooth. Using the model and a ceramic block, a CEREC crown is carved out and then shaded to match your other teeth. The best part, all of this is done in just one visit saving you precious time and money.