Most of the crowns we make are produced with our state-of-the-art Cerec system. This is accomplished in one visit and provides the patient with an all-porcelain crown that has the same flexural strength as enamel. It is truly bonded to the remaining tooth structure, which strengthens the tooth and allows a more precise fit than a traditional crown.
The Cerec restorations are also very natural-looking in appearance. (Cerec is not acceptable for patients with an aggressive grinding habit, and an alternate material may be recommended.) We now have the ability make E-max crowns with our Cerec system. This material is much stronger than the initial material that Cerec introduced. It is ideal for molar teeth where chewing forces are higher. We are able to complete E-max crowns in-office, but it may necessitate two separate appointments due to a longer process required to finish the crowns. The turnaround for traditional lab crowns is usually 2-3 weeks. Cerec and E-max return either same day or in 2-3 days. It is a wonderful addition to our services, and we are very excited to offer E-max crowns.
Veneers can improve a person's smile and boost self-confidence. We offer different types of veneers based on the patient's dental condition. We use lumineers for patients who have little malocclusion (crookedness) in the front teeth area. They are known as the "no-prep veneers." Lumineers can be used to close spaces, correct minor crowding, change the shape and color of the teeth – without any pain-control injections. Temporary restorations are very seldom needed when using Lumineers.
Traditional veneers require more removal of tooth structure in order to shape the smile the patient desires. At the first visit, you will leave with temporary restorations that give you an idea of what the final product will look like. Due to the removal of tooth structure, pain-control injections are usually necessary for this procedure.
We trust the DaVinci Lab of California for all traditional veneers. Our experience has shown they provide the most beautiful, natural-looking restorations available.