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Dental Fillings are used to treat tooth decay and cavities. The Dentist will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and "fill" the area with a material that treats and seals it. A white bonding material is mostly used for fillings, unlike the past when amalgam was the traditional material of choice. Early signs of cavities and tooth decay is sensitivity to colds and sweets. It's best to treat cavities early before they reach the nerve and require Root Canal Treatment or result in tooth loss. 


A crown is a cover or "cap" your dentist can put on your tooth. The crown restores the tooth to its normal shape, size and function. The purpose of a crown is to make the tooth stronger or improve the way it looks. Crowns may be used to replace large fillings when there is a concern a tooth may break, and are often recommended after root canal treatment. Crowns are made out of a strong ceramic material that helps protect the tooth. 

CEREC - One Visit Ceramic Crowns

CEREC® by Sirona Dental Systems is the world's first system for the fabrication of all ceramic dental restorations in one office visit. With CEREC® at our side you can be in and out of our office in a single visit with your beautiful porcelain inlays, onlays, crowns, or veneers.

How does the instrument work?

CEREC uses CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design / Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology, incorporating a camera, computer and milling machine in one instrument. The dentist uses a special camera to take an accurate picture of the damaged tooth. This optical impression is transferred and displayed on a color computer screen, where the dentist uses CAD technology to design the restoration. Then CAM takes over and automatically creates the restoration while the patient waits. Finally, the dentist bonds the new restoration to the surface of the old tooth. The whole process takes about one hour.

What does this innovation mean for a patient?

Dentists no longer need to create temporaries or take impressions and send them to a lab. Because of this, the traditional second visit has been eliminated. The CEREC has over a decade of clinical research and documentation to support the technology. The restorations have been proven precise, safe and effective.

Benefits of CEREC

  • Only one appointment is required

  • No impressions, no temporaries, no metal

  • Natual looking porcelain matches the tooth enamel.

  • Over 25 years of CEREC® technolgy and materials in use.

  • Retain more healthy tooth structure

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