At Naples General & Cosmetic Dentistry, it’s possible to get a beautiful, new permanent crown in just one visit!

CEREC stands for CEramic REConstruction. It’s a system that uses the same advanced 3D technology that has innovated so many other industries – CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing).

Just like the older process (which can take up to three visits), the tooth is made numb and prepared. But the similarity stops there. Instead of making a mold, the tooth is scanned with an LED camera. A computer then creates a 3D model, and a porcelain crown is designed from it using software.

Once designed, a separate machine creates the crown in a few minutes. After we remove it from the machine, it is ready to be permanently cemented in place in less than 15 minutes.

The advantages of CEREC include:

  • There is no need for a second visit or another shot to numb your teeth;
  • There is no need for temporary crowns which may never fit properly or simply fall off;
  • CEREC crowns can generally be used on all teeth, including molars;
  • CEREC crowns will match the color and appearance of the rest of your teeth;
  • CEREC crowns are designed to feel like natural teeth;
  • CEREC crowns last at least as long as metal crowns, probably longer.

Schedule a consultation at Naples General & Cosmetic Dentistry to find out if a CEREC “Single Visit” crown is right for you.