A porcelain crown is typically used to correct a tooth that has been affected by decay or a cosmetic imperfection. The restoration is designed to fit over the tooth to strengthen its structure and protect it from additional damage. A porcelain crown can also easily conceal many common aesthetic concerns such as chips, cracks, or fractures.
CEREC® dental crowns have all of these benefits and more. Traditionally, creating a crown necessitates a dental laboratory to produce the custom dental restoration from a mold of the affected tooth. This process can take up to two weeks and requires the patient to make multiple office appointments to complete the procedure. With the CEREC® system, our dentists can now take a digital impression of the teeth, design your custom crown, select a shade that matches the surrounding teeth, and mill the crown right in our office at Austin Dental Spa. CEREC® technology greatly simplifies the process of fabricating a crown, allowing you to receive a complete restoration in just one day.