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Behind the Scenes: How CEREC Technology Transforms Dental Crown Procedures

Lisa and patient on chairRevolutionising the dental industry with its cutting-edge advancements, CEREC technology is transforming standard dental care, particularly the intricate process of crown placement. Gone are the days of multiple appointments and waiting periods; this modern technology empowers our dentists to provide patients with same-day crowns that are both durable and aesthetically pleasing.

Let’s take you behind the scenes of this remarkable process to unveil the meticulous craftsmanship and efficiency that define CEREC dentistry!

Capturing Digital Impressions

The first step involves the dentist using a state-of-the-art intraoral scanner — a wand-like device that captures precise 3D images of the patient’s teeth. This scanner replaces the traditional gooey impression material, offering a comfortable experience and significantly increasing accuracy. Digital impressions are quickly transferred to a computer, where specialised software helps the dentist design a custom crown that perfectly fits the patient’s unique dental anatomy.

Designing the Crown

Behind every successful CEREC crown is a design process that harmonises technology with the craftsmanship of our skilled dentists. Using the digital impressions, specialised software allows dentists to create the exact shape and size needed to repair the tooth. This step is crucial, as it ensures the cap will function properly and look natural in the patient’s mouth.

Each design decision is meticulously considered, from the crown’s occlusion (how it fits with the opposing tooth) to the materials used. The CEREC system’s software provides a level of precision that was previously unattainable, enabling dentists to address even the most complex dental issues with confidence.

Milling Precision

Once the design is finalised, it’s time for the CEREC milling unit to transform a small block of ceramic material into the patient’s custom crown. The milling process is a marvel of engineering precision, with the machine sculpting the crown with ultra-fine accuracy. This part of the process showcases CEREC’s efficiency — with a restoration ready within an hour — and highlights the system’s ability to work with high-quality and biocompatible materials that contribute to the long-term health of the patient’s mouth.

Placing the Crown

With the CEREC crown now milled and polished to perfection, the final stage is placement. The fit and colour are assessed, adjustments are made, and the crown is cemented. Completing this entire process in just one visit saves time and reduces the chance of contamination or damage that can occur when crowns are sent offsite to be fabricated.

Take That First Step Towards a Beautiful Smile

If you’d like to restore your smile, contact Excellence in Dentistry today to book an appointment.


Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

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