What is CEREC?CEREC is a technology for restoring damaged teeth, and this restoration can be completed in a single visit to our Puyallup dental office. It makes your teeth stronger and more beautiful, all while keeping your teeth looking natural. The restoration is metal-free, and the high-grade ceramic material is compatible with the natural tissue found in your mouth.
The CEREC ProcessCEREC crowns can be completed in just one visit to Woodland Dental Center, which takes approximately two hours from start to finish. There is no need to take impressions or wear a temporary crown for two weeks. Our CEREC crowns are made with the same porcelain materials used in the majority of traditional porcelain crowns, and are very strong. The 3D scanning technology and CEREC software allow Dr. Hanks and Wiggins to manipulate and fine tune every detail of the crowns while you are still in the chair. To begin your CEREC restoration, we will use a special 3D imaging camera to take a photo of your tooth. Using CEREC’s proprietary software, your restoration will be designed according to your tooth’s appropriate form and function. Then, our in-office CEREC milling machine will use diamond burs to create your restoration out of a single, solid piece of ceramic. Finally, the ceramic restoration is bonded to your tooth using state-of-the-art adhesive dentistry.
Why Choose CEREC?
There are many advantages of using CEREC over traditional crown technology.
Time: CEREC crowns are made in one visit, saving you considerable time away from your job and family.
Comfort: With CEREC, there is no need for a temporary crown, eliminating significant potential discomfort.
Aesthetics: The strong, tooth-colored ceramic materials of CEREC restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty, and function, and closely match the composition of your natural tooth structure.
Strength: Milled ceramic is stronger than the traditional method of layering and pressing, so your smile will stay beautiful for years!
Flexibility: Almost all types of porcelain restorations are able to be milled using our CEREC in-office milling machine.