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CEREC®

In Dowagiac, we make our crowns and bridges utilizing CEREC Technology. With these cad/cam designs you have NO impressions to gag you, NO worries wearing a temporary crown, and NO need to take more time to return two weeks later to get your real crown put on. We can also make most bridges in one appointment, too!

What is CEREC?

CEREC is a technology for restoring damaged teeth, and this restoration can be completed in a single visit to the doctor's office. It makes your teeth stronger and more beautiful, all while keeping your teeth looking natural. The restoration is metal-free, and the high-grade ceramic material is compatible with the natural tissue in your mouth.

The CEREC Process

During your appointment, you and Dr. Cripe will discuss the details of the procedure and he will answer any questions you may have. Dr. Cripe will use a special 3D imaging camera to take some photos of your teeth. Using CEREC's proprietary software, your restoration will be designed according to your tooth's appropriate form and function. Then, CEREC will use diamond burs to create your restoration from a small block of ceramic material. Finally, your custom made restoration will be bonded to your tooth using state-of-the-art adhesive dentistry.

Why Choose CEREC?

There are many advantages of using CEREC over traditional crown technology.

Time: CEREC crowns are made in one visit, saving you considerable time away from your job and family.

Comfort: With CEREC, there is no need for a temporary crown, eliminating significant potential discomfort.

Aesthetics: The strong, tooth-colored ceramic materials of CEREC restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty, and function, and closely match the composition of your natural tooth structure.

Strength: Milled ceramic is stronger than the traditional method of layering and pressing, so your smile will stay beautiful for years!