Utilizing CAD-CAM technology, the CEREC system enables us to manufacture and insert a full or partial crown in just over one hour. Unlike conventional crowns, there are no messy impressions and there is no need for a temporary crown and second insertion appointment. Single or multiple crowns can be completed in a single visit.
After Dr. Pippin shapes and prepares the affected tooth, he makes an optical impression with a hand-held camera connected to a powerful computer. The computer digitizes the optical impression, and software designs the crown. The design data is sent wirelessly to a nearby milling machine, which mills the crown from a block of ceramic material, creating a life-like metal-free restoration.