CEREC Crowns

Schmitter Family Dental

Kristin Schmitter-Webster, DDS

Family Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Brentwood, TN

A dental crown is a simple and effective way to preserve the structure and function of a damaged tooth. At Schmitter Family Dental in Brentwood, Tennessee, Kristin Schmitter-Webster, DDS, and her team offer convenient, same-day CEREC® crowns. To find out if same-day CEREC crowns are right for you, call the office or request an appointment online today.

CEREC Crowns Q&A

What are CEREC crowns?

A crown or cap is a protective covering placed over the surface of a damaged tooth. Crowns help preserve the remaining tooth structure, restoring the size, shape, and strength of your natural tooth. CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Also known as chairside crowns, CEREC crowns are a convenient alternative to traditional crowns. 

Typically, acquiring a traditional crown is an extensive process that requires dental impressions and multiple visits to your dentist. With CEREC crowns, Dr. Schmitter-Webster can create natural-appearing, custom crowns in just one visit. CEREC crowns are made from a durable ceramic material that provides long-lasting tooth restoration. 

Although CEREC crowns are highly effective and convenient, they aren’t for everyone. During your appointment, Schmitter Family Dental helps you determine the right type of restoration for you. In addition to CEREC crowns, the practice also offers conventional crowns and bridges. 

Why might I need a crown?

Crowns are used to address a number of issues, including:

  • Worn-down teeth
  • Severely discolored teeth
  • Cracked or chipped teeth
  • Teeth damaged by severe tooth decay

Dental crowns are also used to rebuild the structure of teeth that have undergone root canal treatment. CEREC crowns are highly aesthetic and feel and appear just like your natural teeth. 

Dental crowns can help you avoid tooth extractions by protecting the remaining structure and restoring strength and function. With CEREC crowns, you can preserve your damaged teeth without the need for temporary crowns or traditional dental impressions. 

What is the procedure for same-day CEREC crowns?

The first step in developing your CEREC crown is digital X-rays. With digital X-rays, dental impressions are a thing of the past. Dr. Schmitter-Webster uses your digital X-rays to assess the size, shape, and location of your damaged tooth. She also uses an intraoral camera to develop 3D images and determine the precise measurements of your tooth. 

Once the 3D images are developed, Dr. Schmitter-Webster uses a milling device to construct your custom crown from a single block of ceramic. The entire process takes about two hours. After your crown is complete, Dr. Schmitter-Webster finishes the procedure by cementing the crown into place. CEREC crowns allow Dr. Schmitter-Webster to provide patients with same-day permanent tooth restorations.

To speak with the team at Schmitter Family Dental about restoring your damaged tooth with a CEREC crown or other restoration, book an appointment by phone or request one online today.