Dr. Robert J. Gauthier Jr. is proud that Apex Dental is the only dental practice to provide CEREC dental crowns in Westborough. Our CEREC software and milling machine can get you dental crowns faster and easier. You won’t have to have multiple appointments, and it’ll still be a solid restoration that you can rely on. Dr. Gauthier explains how dental crowns work with CEREC technology.
What is CEREC Technology?
CEREC technology involves an in-office milling machine to make crowns, as well as the software to send impressions to the machine to actually make the crown. The in-office milling machine is designed to produce lab-quality restorations without the long wait.
With this, Dr. Gauthier and his staff can make dental crowns in-house after seeing the patient. Usually, dental crowns are made in labs that can be anywhere across the country. While labs get impressions of the teeth, they aren’t able to see and know the patient when they’re making a restoration for them.
You’re able to completely customize your crown. The CEREC machine contains multiple colors, stains, and glazes to make sure the color for your crown is exact. You can tell the dentist the precise shade you want, or he can recommend one that matches your normal teeth. If you need inlays, onlays, or porcelain veneers, CEREC can do that too!
What are the Benefits of CEREC Technology?
Obviously, the best benefit is the time you save with CEREC. You don’t have to deal with getting a temporary crown and going to the dentist for multiple visits. Your impressions and everything else is done in just one office visit! This saves both you and Dr. Gauthier time.
Another great perk of CEREC is eliminating the need for messy and uncomfortable impressions. Instead of using impression molds, CEREC does everything digitally. A special camera takes an impression optically. It can record the exact specifications of your tooth, unlike the impressions. They can take a bit of guesswork.
The Dental Crown Process
With CEREC, the process of getting a dental crown is simple. First, Dr. Gauthier will file down some of the enamel on your tooth to prep it for a crown. This helps the crown fit better and stay more secure when it’s bonded. Then, the optical impression is taken of the tooth after it’s prepped. The images are sent to the milling machine to make your specialized crown.
When it’s done, Dr. Gauthier will make sure that it’s the perfect fit for you. If there are any adjustments that need to be made, those will be done. Then, the crown is permanently bonded to your tooth. This durable restoration is designed to last decades, if not for the rest of your life.
Getting Dental Crowns in Westborough
At Apex Dental, we can help you get the fastest dental crowns in Westborough. Call us today or schedule an appointment online to get started!