CEREC Crowns for Chaska, MN
State-of-the-art CEREC technology lets Dr. Meschke and Dr. Swingdorf design, create, and place custom crowns, inlays, and onlays in a single office visit. You won’t need a temporary, and you won’t wait weeks for your permanent restoration. With CEREC, you’re in and out fast – with a beautifully renewed smile!
What is CEREC?
CEREC stands for CEramic Reconstruction. The system uses advanced computer technology to design and fabricate custom restorations specific to each patient’s individual needs. Fast, safe, and comfortable, CEREC has revolutionized the way crowns are created.
Will my CEREC restoration look natural?
Yes! CEREC restorations blend seamlessly with existing teeth. Our milling machine crafts custom-designed crowns from biocompatible, decay-resistant ceramic that mimics the composition of a natural tooth.
The CEREC system is made up of three individual components that connect in order to create beautiful tooth restorations in the office of your Chaska dentist. The first is a digital infrared camera that creates clear images of the tooth or teeth needing restoration. These images are relayed to CEREC’s in-office computer software system that designs the tooth restoration. The design is extremely specific, including the size, shape and color of your new crown. Even cusps are defined in the design so that your restoration allows you to bite comfortably without feeling as if the crown is too high. Finally, the design is transferred to the milling unit where the restoration is fabricated in a matter of 15 or 20 minutes. Our dentists will check the construction and the color to make sure your crown is a perfect fit and a perfect match to your other teeth.
How long does the process take?
The design, creation, and placement process takes a couple of hours—nothing more than one appointment in our office. We’ll obtain the digital impression of your tooth and submit the information to CEREC’s software system and custom milling unit. CEREC will fabricate your crown while you wait, then Dr. Meschke or Dr. Swingdorf will permanently bond it in place to esthetically restore your tooth and provide long-lasting strength and durability. It’s that fast – and that easy!
To care for your new dental crowns, Chaska dentists Dr. Meschke and Dr. Swingdorf recommend your usual at-home oral hygiene routine and a little extra care. Although restorations by CEREC are extremely strong, there is a possibility of breakage or cracking under unusual pressure. Therefore, biting down on hard objects, such as ice cubes, hard candy and fingernails is discouraged.
For CEREC Crowns, Chaska Calls on Us
If you’ve been told that you have a tooth in need of restoration with a crown—but you don’t have the time for two appointments—then call Chaska Dental Center. With the CEREC system, we can have you in and out of our office with a new crown and a restored smile in just a couple of hours.