CEREC Dental Crowns
A popular choice is the CEREC crown, which is often made out of a very strong ceramic and is designed, created, and installed using computer-assisted technology. CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. You typically get one of these crowns as part of a same-day procedure that will get you in and out of the dentist’s chair in one afternoon.
Rather than wait as long as 2 weeks for your new crown, you can walk into a dentist’s office and walk out with your new CEREC crown the same day. Dr. Henneberry will use computer-aided design (CAD) and manufacturing (CAM) to capture digital images of your tooth and jaw, design a crown, and then create that crown for installation all right there in the office.
Appearance of the Crown
Your friends might not ever realize that your tooth has a crown. Because it lacks a metal core, a CEREC crown tends to look more natural and more closely resemble the surrounding teeth.
Research suggests the aesthetic appearance benefits from not having a dark core to interrupt the reflection oflight.
Research suggests that you can get a reliable restoration of your tooth with a crown installed using the CEREC system. As other research notes, these types of crowns tend to be sturdy and resist abrasion, making them more likely to last. That’s good news since the last thing you want to do is head back to your dentist’s office to get your new crown repaired.
CEREC Dental Veneers
In some cases, dental veneers are an acceptable alternative to crowns. Unlike crowns, veneers are thin shells that only cover the front of the teeth, so they may not be appropriate for teeth that are broken or damaged. Dr. Henneberry can also use the computer-assisted design (CAD) tools that are part of the CEREC process to create ceramic veneers for your teeth.
CEREC crowns may be a good option for you if you’re looking for a durable, natural-looking crown, and you don’t want to wait for a couple of weeks to get it. Talk to Dr. Henneberry about your options and discuss whether this method is available for you.
Larson, J. (2020 April 28). What You Need to Know About CEREC Dental Crowns. Healthline. Retrieved from