CEREC Single Visit Restoration
CEREC Porcelain Crowns
Years ago, dentists had no choice but to restore damaged teeth with metal fillings and crowns. Modern technology has given us more options. With CEREC crowns, Dr Kakkar can restore stability to your mouth without compromising the health and beauty of your smile. The CEREC system allows Dr. Kakkar to fashion and produce an attractive, durable crown, inlay, or onlay in just one visit.
What is CEREC?
The acronym CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. This complex machine can generate high-quality dental restorations with the aid of 3D computer technology.
What are the benefits of a CEREC crown?
Crafted from metal-free, porcelain materials, CEREC crowns won’t crack or leak over time, blend with your natural teeth, and allow for more conservative repairs. They also eliminate the need for messy impressions, temporary restoration, and a second visit. Our patients love the convenience of having their crown, inlay, or onlay designed and placed in a single visit.
How do I get my CEREC crown?
First, Dr. Kakkar will create a 3D image of your tooth. Using this data, the CEREC machine generates a model of your custom crown. Patients can listen to music, relax, and wait while the CEREC unit mills the restoration. Your dentist will then place the final crown before you leave our office.
CEREC Porcelain Inlays & Onlays
You have a big filling that needs replacement. Do you have to get a full crown? Not necessarily. A more conservative option, inlays and onlays fit into a tooth similar to a filling, yet they are milled restorations, much like a crown. The bumps on top of a tooth are called cusps. Inlays fit between cusps, while onlays fit over one or more cusps. Inlays and onlays allow a patient to retain more natural tooth structure, which is always best.
Not every situation is right for an inlay or onlay, but the dentist will assess your problem and determine the best solution for you. Because they are created in-office with our CEREC machine, only one appointment is needed to complete the restoration. During your visit, we will prepare your tooth by removing your tooth decay or old filling and cleaning the area. We will then take a digital impression. This image is converted into a 3D computerized model of your tooth, which is used as a guide to design your new restoration. Once your dentist is happy with the newly designed tooth, this data is sent to an onsite milling machine, which fabricates your new teeth from a high-quality ceramic block. The CEREC machine creates a custom inlay or onlay for you.
Experience dentistry at its finest. Dr. Kakkar and our team deliver the contemporary solutions and superior care our patients deserve. Call our Hackettstown, NJ dental office today to make an appointment. We serve Hackettstown, Long Valley, Flanders, Blairstown, Budd Lake, Chester, Belvidere, Washington township, Washington, Randolph, Newton, Succasuna-Kenvil, Mansfield township, Sparta, Clinton Township, Phillipsburg, Easton, Stroudsburg and the surrounding communities. Our office is conveniently located where Warren, Morris and Sussex Counties meet.