Get A Crown In A Day
To begin the process, your mouth will be cleaned and numbed, and you can also choose to opt into sedation. Then, Dr. Colt or Dr. Tuttle will drill away any damaged enamel from your tooth, and scan it using a hand-held 3D CEREC scanner.
The scan from this device will then be uploaded into a computer, where your CEREC crown will be designed by Dr. Colt or Dr. Tuttle. Once the design has been finalized, a small piece of tooth-colored porcelain is loaded into a small automated milling machine in our office. This machine follows the design instructions to sculpt a porcelain crown out of the block in just a few minutes.
Finally, Dr. Colt or Dr. Tuttle will remove the crown from the CEREC machine, and make sure it fits your tooth. If the fit is perfect, they will bond it into place permanently with dental cement, completing the procedure.
Although CEREC crowns are faster, more comfortable, and less invasive than lab-made crowns, we recognize that some people may still be nervous about getting a crown. That’s why we offer sedation for all of our patients.
Our options included gas-based nitrous oxide (laughing gas) sedation and pill-based oral conscious sedation. Each type of sedation has different advantages and drawbacks, and you will need to consult with our team to discuss your health history before being approved for sedation. Contact us today to get started, and ensure you stay comfortable while you get a CEREC crown in Colorado Springs.