CEREC® Same-Day Crowns
Short for “Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics,” CEREC® hardware has a specialized camera to capture a 3D photo of your mouth. Then, it makes a “digital mold” from which it can fabricate a crown customized for you — both in shape and color.
It uses solid ceramic — no metals — and the crowns are identical to what used to take weeks to produce. The result is a porcelain crown ready in an hour. Then, Dr. Schuman will install the crown with a durable dental bonding agent.
How do you know if you need a crown?
Your tooth is chipped, cracked, or broken
You have a severely discolored tooth that doesn’t respond to whitening
You have a significantly worn-down tooth
You have a tooth that’s an irregular size or shape
How long will a CEREC® crown last?
Just like any other porcelain crown, it can last 10 to 15 years on average. To get the most out of your CEREC® crown, be sure to:
Brush twice daily
Floss around the crown carefully at least once a day
Visit Schuman Center Dental Aesthetics in Creve Coeur twice yearly for a dental exam and teeth cleaning
Traditional crowns and CEREC® crowns look exactly the same.