CEREC Crowns & Bridges in Northborough
At Northborough Family Dental, your comfort is very important to us. We want to ensure that all your dental visits are as uncomplicated and stress-free as possible so you can feel good about getting the essential care you need. For this reason, we choose to invest in state-of-the-art technology that increases your comfort and streamlines your appointments.
One of the technologies we are most excited about is CEREC same-day crowns. Using computer-aided design and manufacture (CAD/CAM), Northborough dentist Dr. Alexander Moheban can produce a fully customized esthetic dental crown in one visit to our office.
Dr. Moheban has been designing CEREC same-day crowns since 2009, and today, as one of only five CEREC mentors in the entire state of Massachusetts, he shares his significant expertise with other dentists.
What Are CEREC Crowns and Bridges?
A dental crown is recommended when a tooth is too damaged to be repaired with a filling; bridges are used to fill the space left behind when a tooth is lost. A CEREC restoration designed and placed here at our Northborough dental office functions just like a lab-fabricated restoration, but the process is much more efficient.
CEREC stands for CEramic REConstruction and is a technology we use for designing same-day restorations like crowns, inlays, and onlays. Restorations made using CEREC are different from those of lab-fabricated crowns because Dr. Moheban completes the entire process during one appointment.
No messy impressions and multiple injections, no temporary crowns, and no two-week wait for your finished restoration. With CEREC, you will leave our office the same day with a durable porcelain crown that blends seamlessly with your smile.
How Does the CEREC Process Work?
Dr. Moheban starts the process by preparing your natural tooth just as he would for a lab-fabricated crown, but that's where the similarity ends!
Next, he takes digital impressions and images of your teeth that are shared with CAD/CAM software and used to produce a virtual 3-D model of your tooth. The specifications are sent to a milling machine in our office that creates your customized crown from a block of porcelain. When your crown is finished, it will be checked for fit and cemented onto your prepared tooth.
We can also design your bridge using CEREC technology, but since it is a multi-piece unit, we send the specifications to a lab that prepares your bridge. However, this process usually only takes two or three days to complete.
Please Call Us for Your CEREC Consultation
If you are interested in learning more about how CEREC technology can benefit you, please call Northborough Family Dental for a convenient consultation.
Dr. Moheban will be happy to sit down with you and discuss your needs. We have many options for restoring damaged teeth, and he will help you decide if a CEREC crown or bridge is the most appropriate choice for you.