Dr. Michael Min, DDS, of Vista Dental Care in Ontario, CA is pleased to introduce you to our revolutionary Same-Day Crown service using CEREC, the world’s most popular crown-making technology. CEREC eliminates everything dental patients dread about the old way of making a ceramic crown, so you can enjoy:
Ready in 2 Hours! Just like that, CEREC technology makes it easier to restore your perfect smile in one convenient visit to Vista Dental Care.
Step 1: 3-D Scan of your Teeth
Dr. Min scans your teeth with the hand-held CEREC intra-oral camera. This imaging creates a full-color 3-D model of your teeth, thus eliminating the need for doing messy, old fashioned impressions. This step takes about 5 minutes.
Step 2: Create the Restoration Design
Based on the 3-D model of your teeth, Dr. Min uses his expertise to create a computerized “restoration design” of your teeth on the CEREC screen while you watch! When he’s done, Dr. Min pushes a button on the CEREC machine to send the design to his in-office CEREC milling machine. This step takes about 30 minutes.
Step 3: Make the Same-Day Crown
A ceramic block that matches your tooth shade is placed in the milling machine where it is carefully shaped into your new crown (restoration). This step takes 10-20 minutes.
Step 4: Bond your New Crown in Place
Dr. Min sets the crown in position in your mouth to make sure it’s a proper fit and bite. He then polishes it and bonds it to your tooth. This step takes 10-20 minutes.