All-ceramic or all-porcelain crowns are a natural looking solution to restore broken, worn or chipped teeth.
In our Nashua dental office, our dentists use their artistic skills and state of the art technology to design functional, strong and natural looking crowns to restore worn, decayed or damaged teeth. Our unique approach ensures the restored tooth or teeth will both look and feel natural.
Single Visit Dental Crowns
We are one of the few dentists in Nashua with CEREC 3D technology which allows us to restore teeth with porcelain crowns in just one visit.
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic. This innovative technology uses computer-assisted design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to offer single-day restorations for patients. The restorations created are metal-free and tooth colored to restore your tooth to its natural beauty, strength and function.
We take digital impressions of your teeth and then use sophisticated computer software to design a custom fit tooth crown. The tooth cap is milled in our Nashua dental office while you wait – so there’s no need for temporaries or weeks of waiting for your permanent crown to be fabricated in a remote lab. Restoring one tooth with CEREC usually takes less than one hour.
Benefits of CEREC single visit crowns include:
- One-visit convenience
- No temporaries
- Advanced imaging instead of messy impression trays
- High-quality esthetics
- Color-matching to blend with natural teeth
- Created from metal-free material that mimics natural tooth enamel
- Clinically proven and backed by more than 20 years of research
CEREC Dental Crown Process
Exam and Preparation
The first step is a consultation and exam with the dentist to assess your condition and determine if CEREC is right for you. Depending on how much healthy tooth structure you have remaining, it may be a simple filling or you may need a crown. After reviewing your options, the dentist will begin the process by administering an anesthetic and preparing your tooth for restoration by removing decay and weakened tooth tissue.
Digital Dental Impression
One of the things that patients love most about CEREC is the digital impressions. Traditional impressions required uncomfortable trays and messy impression material. CEREC takes a three-dimensional scan of your tooth, which is instantly transmitted to a computer, where the CEREC 3D software converts the digital image into a three-dimensional virtual model of the prepared tooth.
In Office Dental Lab
We have a special milling unit in our Nashua dental office to create the custom restoration for the tooth. Based on the original color of your tooth, the dentist will select the correct colored ceramic block. Once the milling process begins, it takes just a few minutes for the final dental crown to be created.
Placing the Dental Crown
Once the dental crown is complete, it is ready to be tried on to ensure that you get proper fit and bite. The dentist will polish the crown and permanently bond it to your tooth. One visit dental crowns means no temporary restoration and no return trip to the dentist – saving you time and money.