CEREC One-Appointment Crowns

At Southwest Nebraska Dental Center, we want to make your visit a positive experience from start to finish. One way we make life more pleasant for our patients is by offering the latest in technology and conveniences. For this reason, Dr. Haag is proud to provide CEREC technology in McCook and Imperial, Nebraska. CEREC provides a superior product and dramatically cuts down on the time you spend in the dentist’s chair.

What Is CEREC?

CEREC, or Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, is an exciting new innovation that allows us to create crowns, veneers, and other restorations right here in our office during your visit.

Before CEREC, getting a restoration was messy, uncomfortable, and time consuming. The old method for creating crowns required the placement of a temporary restoration and several appointments before achieving the desired results.  At Southwest Nebraska Dental Center, this is no longer the case. Now you can receive your permanent restoration that is custom designed to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth in just one visit.

The CEREC Process

If you are experiencing pain or discomfort, you should contact either our McCook or our Imperial dental office right away. Dr. Haag will perform an examination and prescribe a course of treatment. When part of that treatment includes the placement of a crown or other restoration, CEREC technology comes into play.

First, we will take digital impressions of your teeth using a specialized camera. These images are then uploaded to the CEREC software. Using CAD/CAM technology, a highly accurate computerized image is generated showing the exact dimensions of each tooth and providing a blueprint for the new restoration.

After the color and design of the image is finely tuned to perfectly match your existing teeth, the information is sent to our on-site milling unit. The new restoration is carved from a piece of solid dental ceramic, which is highly durable and closely resembles natural tooth enamel. Once completed, Dr. Haag will inspect the final product, and when satisfied that it is a perfect fit, securely cement it in place. That’s all there is to it! You leave our office with a permanent restoration that looks and functions just like your own teeth.

CEREC restorations aren’t just used for emergency dental procedures. Thanks to their amazingly realistic appearance, they are an ideal solution for many types of esthetic issues. Our highly versatile CEREC products can be used to cover stains, close gaps, and repair or reshape a damaged tooth. All in just one visit.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, or simply want to improve the appearance of your smile, please contact Southwest Nebraska Dental Center for an immediate solution made possible by CEREC technology.