What CEREC Can Do for You

By Phillip S. Tully III DMD
January 23, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   crowns  

Dental Crowns & BridgesThinking about a crown for that tooth which has so many fillings? Avoid the hassle of gooey impressions and multiple visits to the dentist to discuss, create and fit your restoration. Ask Dr. Phillip Tully and Dr. W. Newton Sharp about what CEREC processes can do for you. Performed in just one visit to their Columbus, GA, office, CEREC crowns and partial crowns restore life, aesthetics and functionality to decayed, misshapen and otherwise damaged teeth. The results are nothing short of exceptional.

What is CEREC?

CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramics. Translated, that long name means a patient gets a new crown, inlay, or onlay (inlays are partial crowns) in just one short visit to Dr. Tully's office in Columbus, GA. After determining that a tooth needs a crown or large filling, the dentist takes digital impressions of the tooth, inputs the information into the CEREC milling machine using CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) and then creates the restoration out of a solid block of porcelain.

The milling process happens right in the treatment room in about 20 minutes. In fact, the patient can watch his or her crown being made! Then, the dentist bonds the restoration onto the prepared tooth, shading the crown to match the neighboring teeth.

CEREC crowns fit perfectly right away; so there's no need for multiple try-ons or adjustments to dental bite. Beginning to end, the process take about ninety minutes. Amazing!

Benefits of the CEREC process

The obvious benefit is a fully restored tooth which is spared from extraction. Whether you've had multiple fillings, a serious abscess, root canal therapy or need to restore a dental implant, a CEREC crown can be the right restoration for you.

Other benefits include:

  • Less time in the dental chair (under two hours)
  • One-appointment convenience (not three or four as with old-fashioned crowns)
  • No awkward temporaries or messy impressions
  • Natural shape, texture and color
  • All processes completed by your trusted dentist right on premises--no outside lab needed
  • A beautiful and durable restoration that can last for ten years or longer with good at-home and in-office care, reports ShareCare

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If you are concerned about the health of a tooth, please don't wait. Many times, tooth loss can be avoided with placement of a realistic porcelain crown, and CEREC manufacturing with Dr. Tully and Dr. Sharp in Columbus, GA, makes it all so easy. Please call us today for a CEREC consultation. Phone (706) 323-6491.

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