Same Day Crowns with CEREC
In the past, part of getting a cap placed on a broken-down tooth entailed wearing a temporary crown for 2- 3 weeks. Many times, the temporary would break, be uncomfortable or simply fall off! Now, with the computer automated design and milling machine that Dr. Tedman has invested in, all of those inconveniences are history! In addition, most times an impression of the tooth is not even required because the intra-oral scanner creates a 3D model of your new tooth, which is then milled in Emax, a new dental material otherwise known as lithium disilicate. This material is extremely strong, esthetic and chews well against natural teeth.
The best part is that there is NO METAL and the restoration can be custom characterized to match your natural teeth while you wait! Ask Dr. Tedman or any of her staff about how exciting this technology has been!
Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Milling (CAM) offers advanced treatment options with less waiting time for a restoration.
Using a special scanner the office can take a digital impression without using traditional trays, improving patient comfort. The restoration is then designed using advanced computer 3D technology that can analyze the interaction of the new restoration with your other teeth. A new crown can be milled out of a solid piece of tooth colored composite material providing strength that may surpass that of many crowns produced in a dental lab.