CEREC® 1-Visit Crowns in Newton
In the past, advanced dental restorations were completed over the course of two or more appointments, but at Newton Smile Centre, Dr. Walid Ben Aissa offers single visit restorations using the CEREC® system. CEREC® stands for chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics. That’s quite a mouthful, but what it actually means is simple. We use computer assisted design and manufacture (CAD/CAM) to prepare teeth, plan restorations, and place a dental crown, bridge, or other solution all in one visit to our office. If you’re interested in finding out more about CEREC®, contact us to schedule an appointment. We welcome patients from Waltham, Cambridge, and all surrounding areas.
The CEREC® Process
The CEREC® system allows us to complete the entire dental restoration process in just one visit rather than two or more, but the process remains basically the same. We’ll start by preparing the damaged tooth. Then, we capture images of the bite using a digital impression tool. These impressions are immediately viewable on a chairside computer monitor where Dr. Ben Aissa will design the custom restoration. The design is then sent to an in-office milling unit where a custom restoration is crafted from a single block of high quality ceramic. Finally, we place the dental crown, bridge, or other restoration, and the patient leaves our office with a beautiful smile. The appointment can take one or more hours depending on the size of the restoration to be placed, but it still saves patients time over the course of treatment as they will only need to visit us one time.
The Benefits of CEREC®
- The entire process is completed during one appointment, so there’s no need to schedule numerous visits
- Because the tooth repaired in a single visit, we do not need to place and remove temporaries
- The high quality ceramic restorations look completely natural, and they’re ideal for those patients with metal allergies or sensitivity