Enjoy convenient care with same-day crowns at Drew Family Dentistry
Same-Day Crowns Powered by CEREC® in Bend, OR
Why are we so excited to offer Dentistry Powered by CEREC® in our office? Because it makes custom crowns, inlays, onlays, and veneers easier than ever for you. In just one visit using this advanced technology, we can prepare your tooth, then make the dental restoration right in our office in as little as one hour. No messy impressions, no temporary crowns, and no long wait for your permanent restoration.
Why It’s Better For You
No follow-up appointment is necessary
We create and place your permanent dental restoration in one visit, letting you get on with life—eliminating the need for an uncomfortable, inconvenient temporary crown.
A long-term solution
Proven in dental practices millions of times over to offer lasting results, it’s trusted technology developed by Dentsply Sirona, the world leader in dental solutions.
Looks and acts like a real tooth
Unlike many conventional crowns that use a metal base (which limits translucency) and can have a dark edge, a CEREC® crown looks and feels like your natural tooth. It most closely matches the hardness of a real tooth, helping prevent wear and tear.
Preserves more of your natural tooth
Only decayed or damaged tooth surface is removed, preserving as much of the healthy tooth as possible.
Eliminates the unpleasant impression process
The digital scanner captures a full-mouth image in seconds—no biting down on impression material for several minutes, no numbness, and no jaw ache.
How It Works
- We capture an image of your tooth with a digital scanner.
- A 3D model of your teeth and the new restoration are created on the computer.
- The restoration is then fabricated from a ceramic block on our milling machine, right in our office.
- The dentist places the custom-fit restoration a short time later, during the same visit.
What is a dental crown?
Dental crowns are used when a tooth has a very large filling that exceeds the natural tooth structure, your tooth had root canal therapy, or for cosmetic reasons. Dental crowns have many applications. The first is to be installed over a damaged tooth to cap the existing structure, which restores the damaged tooth so it can be used normally. Crowns can also be attached to dental implants to replace missing teeth; these implants will be surgically inserted into the jawbone and serve as the root for the tooth. This procedure keeps the crown steady and secure.
Additionally, dental crowns may also be used to provide extra support for dental bridges. They do not require any special treatment and can be brushed and flossed as normal.
How does a CEREC® dental restoration procedure work?
The first step of this procedure is to prepare the tooth for dental restoration. Varying from patient to patient, the dentist takes photos of the affected teeth using either one of CEREC’s® imaging solutions:
Using the CEREC® Omnicam, the dentist takes multiple images of your tooth, sending a colored, 3D model to the CEREC® machine.
Using the CEREC® Bluecam, we coat the teeth with a contrasting agent before taking images of your teeth.
Then, these highly detailed images are sent to a computer screen where the dentist can view the affected tooth or teeth from every angle in order to design the final restoration. Once the design is complete, it is sent to the milling unit to conclude the restoration process.
Dentistry Powered by CEREC®: Ask Us About It Today
If you have more questions about CEREC® or the process of same-day crowns, give us a call and we'll be happy to discuss further.