One Appointment CEREC Crowns

Tooth Crown Treatment – CEREC Crowns In One Visit

Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland, Michigan


Do you have teeth which have become too damaged or weakened to support a dental filling? A tooth crown is a way of preserving those teeth, since they still have viable roots, and giving them a new, strong surface. Crowns can also be done along with root canals.

CEREC Does it in One Visit

In past years, a crown took two visits: one to prepare the tooth, then a second to place the crown after a couple of weeks. In the meantime, you had to wear a temporary crown, which may or may not have been very strong or felt very comfortable and often fell off before the next appointment.

A crown is not such a lengthy undertaking these days, thanks to the introduction of the technologically advanced CEREC equipment. The CEREC 3D system is the epitome of convenience. It’s a computer-aided design and manufacturing system that enables Dr. Mulder to plan, create, and place your porcelain crown in the same visit.

If you’ve been putting off a crown because you just can’t find the time, now you can have beautiful, natural-looking restorations in just one visit! With CEREC, there’s no need to wear a temporary crown and wait for a second appointment for your restoration to be completed. Dr. Mulder enters your specifications into the CEREC equipment and a solid, durable porcelain crown is created in a short amount of time. After your CEREC crown is chemically bonded to the tooth, you will be able to use your crowned tooth to eat, speak, and chew normally.

How does CEREC create a restoration?

After the damaged enamel is cleaned out, the tooth surface is prepared. A highly magnified photo is taken and sent to the computer. Dr. Mulder uses this 3-D digital image to design your new restoration, whether it’s a crown, an inlay, or an onlay.

Then he chooses a shade of porcelain that matches your natural teeth from which to make the restoration. The CEREC milling machine shapes the raw porcelain to Dr. Mulder’s specifications, so that it will fit your tooth exactly. After placing and bonding it in position, Dr. Mulder will polish it to a glossy finish.

Which restorations can CEREC be used for?

CEREC may be used to create porcelain veneers, inlays and onlays, and crowns. Visit Dr. Mulder for your smile evaluation. If you need any of these procedures, you’ll be amazed at how quickly and esthetically they’ll be done using the CEREC system.

How long will my CEREC appointment last?

Most treatments using CEREC will take about an hour and a half, possibly longer if more than one restoration is being crafted.

Will my CEREC restoration look as good as a handcrafted restoration?

There’s no reason why a CEREC restoration shouldn’t look as good or better than a lab-fabricated one if an experienced and skillful doctor is at the helm. CEREC has become popular in premium dental offices around the nation not only for the convenience it offers, but also for its ability to create high-quality, natural-looking restorations. The CEREC software is very technologically advanced, but its final results depend on how well the dentist uses it. Dr. Mulder has excellent training and a great deal of experience using it, and you’ll be very pleased with your new teeth.

If you’re searching for a Grand Rapids area cosmetic dentist with skill and experience with CEREC crowns, come and meet Dr. Jerry Mulder & Allyson Mulder. Call 616.458.0631 or email our office today for your smile evaluation.