CERAMIC CROWNS WITH CEREC TECHNOLOGY

Dr Brown will prepare your tooth in the normal way he would before fitting ceramic crowns or veneers.  At this point instead of using "dental putty" to take an impression of your tooth, a digital image is taken using a special camera.  This image is then converted into 3D computerized model of your tooth which is used as a guide to design your new restoration.  Once he is happy with the newly designed tooth, this data is sent to an onsite milling machine which fabricates your new tooth from a high quality ceramic block.  The milling process can take anywhere from as little as 6 minutes to 30 minutes depending on the exact technology and complexity of the tooth.

The ceramic blocks come in a wide variety of shades and colors, and are selected to match your surrounding teeth.  Once the ceramic crowns or veneers have been milled Dr Brown may characterize them and stain them to match your surrounding teeth in color before polishing or glazing them in a furnace. Your new restoration will then be cemented into place onto your prepared tooth.