Natural-Looking Crowns Made While You Wait
You have a tooth that needs a crown. So, you visit the dentist. They take a tooth impression and place a
temporary crown. Then, you wait about two weeks for the permanent crown to be made before you return to
the dentist; if the fit isn't perfect, the crown goes back to the lab and you wait some more.
At Grand Traverse Smile Center, we've changed that practice. We can reduce that two-week waiting period
and the two or three office visits down to just a single visit, using a new technology called CEREC™.
CEREC is a computer-aided design and milling device. It allows us to create a permanent crown in just
minutes. No more waiting for a lab and no return trips to the dentist. The entire process to repair a
damaged tooth takes about an hour. Our patients love it!
To make the restoration, we use a special camera to take an accurate picture of the tooth. The picture is
then displayed on a computer screen, enabling us to design the restoration. The CEREC device then automatically
creates the crown, inlay, or onlay. Finally, we bond the new restoration to the surface of the old tooth.
All this makes going to the dentist much easier and faster, and who really wants to spend more time in the dental chair?
There’s no charge to learn more about CEREC one-visit crowns. Call today
at (231) 935-4872 to schedule your complimentary consultation.