Posts for tag: CEREC Crowns

By Joel E. Johnson, DMD, PA
July 20, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: CEREC Crowns  

If you have been told you need a crown but you are concerned about how much time it takes and how much of a hassle it can be to your schedule and your life, consider talking to Dr. Joel E. Johnson in Columbia, SC about CEREC crowns. Thanks to modern technology, Dr. Johnson can have your permanent crown done in one visit.

CEREC Crowns

How is this possible? Because Dr. Johnson does CEREC crowns.

A CEREC crown is one of the most exciting, helpful advances in dentistry. CEREC refers to a brand of ceramic crown that your dentist actually can design, create, and make, right in the office, thanks to the technology of Computer Assisted Drawing and Design.

Crowns are prosthetic devices made of ceramic or porcelain that covers a natural tooth. They are designed to look and function like a natural tooth. Usually, your Columbia dentist will attach a crown to a tooth that has been damaged or decayed and needs repair, such as in a root canal treatment. In traditional crown procedures, your Columbia dentist takes a plaster mold of your tooth and sends it to an outside laboratory to have it manufactured to your particular needs and dimensions. This could take more than one visit to the dentist; the first visit entails taking the mold, preparing the tooth for the crown by drilling and filing away enamel, or in some cases adding filling to the tooth that needs the crown. The dentist would then attach a temporary crown and replace it with the permanent crown during a separate visit.

With a CEREC crown, however, those molds are no longer needed. Instead, the crown is designed and manufactured chairside, using the latest in computer assisted design and computer assisted manufacture (CAD CAM) technology. In other words, your Columbia dentist basically lets the computer do the work. Everything is done in one visit.

The process is painless and the result is an as close to perfect, long-lasting crown.

If you are seeking the services of a qualified dentist or you want more information on the difference CEREC crowns can make for you, contact Dr. Joel E. Johnson at (803) 788-2555.



Columbia, SC Dentist
Joel E Johnson, DMD, PA
9 Office Park Ct.
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 788-2555
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