Natural-Looking Crowns Made While You Wait
You know the routine. You visit the dentist. You need a crown. The
dentist prepares the tooth, takes an impression and installs a
temporary crown. You then wait two weeks to return to the dentist,
and he installs the permanent crown. And if the fit isn’t perfect,
then it goes back to the lab and you wait again. And return to the
But now, that’s all changed. Dr. Colkmire can reduce that two-week
waiting period and the two or three office visits down to just a
single visit with new technology! This new technology is called
CEREC™, a computer-aided design and milling device. CEREC allows us
to create a permanent crown in just a few minutes. Now, there’s no
more waiting for the lab and no return trips to the dentist.
Patients love it!
The CEREC system allows us to repair a damaged tooth in about an
hour. We no longer need to take impressions or create temporaries,
and CEREC enables us to satisfy patients seeking a long-lasting,
esthetic alternative to silver or plastic fillings.
To make the restoration, we first paint a reflective powder over the
prepared tooth. Using a special camera, we take an accurate picture
of the tooth, and the picture is then displayed on a computer
screen, enabling us to design the restoration. Then CEREC takes over
and automatically creates the restoration. Finally, we bond the new
restoration to the surface of the old tooth.
All this makes going to the dentist much easier and faster, and who
really wants to spend more time in the dental chair?
Learn more about CEREC
one-visit crowns with our complimentary consultation. Give us a call
today at (941) 359-2151.
Joshua Colkmire, DDS
2924 University Parkway
Sarasota FL • 34243