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Gregory B. Sweeney, D.D.S. | CEREC in North Syracuse

Dr. Gregory B. Sweeney, DDS       

5260 West Taft Rd. 

North Syracuse, NY 13212

P: (315) 458-3775, Fax 458-2845

Use Office Code "H6VHZ1"

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CEREC

 

No Temporaries to leave in.
No Messy Impressions.
One Easy Appointment.
Closet material to human enamal and just as strong.

CEREC is an advanced dental technology that is utilized for the restoration of decayed, cracked, or chipped teeth.  CEREC can create full crowns, inlays, onlays, and veneers. The CEREC machine crafts a restoration in a matter of minutes.  CEREC restorations are made of compressed porcelain.  The most beneficial feature of receiving a CEREC restoration is that it is accomplished in one visit.  In addition to the benefit of a one visit restoration, there is no uncomfortable impression material to bite on or temporary to wear for two while waiting for the lab to make your crown. 

Procedure

The procedure for placement of a CEREC restoration is very simple.  The first step is to remove all decay from the tooth.  The doctor will then shape the tooth in preparation to take a digital picture.  The tooth is then sprayed with a very fine powder.  This allows the digital camera to take an acceptable image.  Once this image is captured, the tooth will appear on a computer screen in 3D.  This will allow the doctor to design the restoration right in front of you.  Once the design is completed, the CEREC will mill the restoration.  This step takes approximately 15 minutes.  You can actually watch this process if you would like.  When the restoration is finished milling, the doctor will place the restoration.  The entire process should take just over an hour.  Not every crown cases is a Cerec, some cases the crack tooth falls under the gum line, it is difficult for the machine to pick up a image and then it becomes a case for our labs.

The 9 benefits of a Cerec Crown

  • It is the closet to human enamel
  • It takes only one visit
  • There are no invasive impression
  • If possible you can save some of your natural enamel
  • No metal in the mouth or seeing of the metal collar in traditional crowns
  • Guaranteed for life if the patient keeps up with there 6 month hygiene appointments
  • Cerec crowns are very strong and bibliomania ceramic material that is bonded to the tooth which actually strengthens the tooth
  • Estetically prettier
  • Longevity


The difference from PFM crowns
(porcelain fused to metal)

  • Caps or crowns require drilling teeth down to a peg
  • Caps have metal in them
  • They show a black line at the gum tissue
  • Caps require two or more visits
  • Caps sometimes require a Root Canal
  • Caps can fall off over time
  • Caps expand and extract, from cold and heat and sometimes hurt