Once upon a time, metal fillings were used to fill cavities and decayed or damaged teeth. Silver or bronze, these bright, flashy fillings served their purpose for a time. But wear and tear and other deterioration ultimately weaken these metal fillings, forcing patients to replace their traditional crowns with something more modern. CEREC® crowns are specially designed for just this purpose. Rather than the bright metal crowns of the past, these CEREC® options are built with a naturally finished porcelain that imitates both the appearance and the functionality of real teeth. Performed in a single appointment, CEREC® crowns are an excellent solution for both natural teeth and implants.
Northland Dental Medicine excels in CEREC® crown procedures. Dr. Corsello, who has been performing these types of installations for years, will survey the tooth using imaging technology to determine the extent of the procedure. While minor decay may only require a filling, more advanced deterioration often demands a full crown procedure. The doctor will confer with you after his initial diagnosis to explain his recommendation and walk you through the process. Once the patient is ready for the procedure to begin, Dr. Corsello will remove damaged and decayed bone tissue and prepare the surgical area using antibiotics and anesthesia.
- Natural looking, unlike metallic crowns and fillings
- Supports function of normal dentition
- CEREC crowns are made of durable and long-lasting porcelain
- Quicker and more affordable than older filling procedures
Natural Looking Teeth In One Visit
After the site has been cleaned, an Optical Impression of the tooth is taken. Using a tasteless, non-toxic powder, Dr. Corsello coats the teeth. An advanced imaging scan uses this powder to create a digitally accurate replication of the tooth to help mold a crown that perfectly suits the needs of the patient. Not only is this procedure more accurate than traditional mouth impressions made in putty, it takes less than a minute total to complete. With the exact dimensions measured through magnetic imaging, work on the filling or crown begins. Drawing from ceramic that matches the shade of your teeth, your new CEREC® filling is guaranteed to look and function naturally. The entire process, from start to finish, usually takes under an hour. Call Northland Dental today to schedule an appointment and transform your smile.
“Amazing job with quite a difficult task - a dental implant on the most fragile spot... performed to absolute Perfection - All in One Day surgery... It was followed by very professional, high-tech equipped treatments by the most knowledgeable and friendly office staff after the surgery. Thank you So Much, Dr. Corsello and the Team!” Lana K.