A crown is necessary if a tooth has decay or a fracture too large to restore with a dental filling. Crowns are also recommended after a root canal because teeth become fragile and crowns help prevent future tooth fractures.
Crowns are usually completed in two visits, but at Otero Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, we strive to complete your crown in one appointment. With our state of the art Cerec scanning and milling machine, our patients can go from diagnosis to treatment all in the same day!
WHAT IS CEREC?
CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) is a single-visit solution for designing and making high quality, metal-free dental crowns all in one appointment. Developed by Dentsply Sirona, CEREC applies 3D photography and CAD/CAM technology to assist Dr. Otero in designing a virtual crown without taking impressions and, when combined with our milling unit, is able to build the restoration while you are still in the chair. Efficient, convenient and simple, with Otero Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, single-visit dentistry is possible.