Your eyes do not deceive you. It is true; at Calcagno Cosmetic & Family Dentistry we place beautiful, natural-looking crowns in one visit. Dr. Gilly Calcagno is only one of two dentists in Rochester that uses CEREC technology. Before CEREC, placing a crown took a minimum of two visits. Our team answers common questions about CEREC crowns below.
What is CEREC?
CEREC stands for Ceramic Reconstruction. Instead of having crowns fabricated in a dental laboratory, Dr. Calcagno mills your crowns in-office from CEREC blocks. Made from high-quality ceramics, CEREC blocks were tested for durability and longevity for over 20 years. Unlike metal dental work, CEREC is a biocompatible restoration.
Are CEREC crowns natural-looking?
Because high quality ceramics are used to mill CEREC crowns, these restorations mimic the appearance of natural teeth. These crowns provide beautiful, all-white restorations. CEREC crowns beautifully blend in with surrounding teeth.
Will CEREC crowns fit properly?
Dr. Calcagno uses innovative CAD/CAM technology to take precise digital images of your teeth. These three dimensional images are uploaded to a computer where the proper size of your restoration is calculated. After this process, your crown will be milled conveniently at our office.
What some advantages of CEREC crowns?
CEREC crowns are considered a more conservative restoration because they require less tooth preparation than traditional restorative methods. Many patients enjoy the convenience of not having to wear a temporary crown while they wait for a dental laboratory to make their restoration. CEREC crowns are durable and beautiful.
What types of patients benefit from CEREC restorations?
Most patients with damaged or worn down teeth benefit from CEREC restorations.
Can CEREC mill other types of restorations?
Yes! CEREC can mill porcelain veneers, onlays, and inlays.
If you’re in need of a crown, consider scheduling a consultation with Dr. Calcagno. To reserve an appointment, contact our Rochester dentist office at (507) 281-3659. We serve patients from St. Charles, Red Wing, Winona, Farmington, Hastings, and the neighboring Rochester communities.