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Dentist near Macomb County, MI explains the benefits of same day CEREC dental crowns

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At, our professionals near Macomb County, MI are ready to provide patients with ways to achieve the smile of their dreams. In a more traditional dental setting, patients who need restorations such as dental crowns may be faced with a waiting period while they wait for their restorations to come in from a ceramist who may be located states away. This is why Drs. Frank Rosner and Laura Pepa offer the benefits of same day dental restorations using their state-of-the-art CEREC technology.

What are dental crowns?

There are many situations in which a patient may require a dental crown. Dental crowns, which are sometimes referred to by patients as “caps,” are restorations made of porcelain or ceramic. These materials closely mimic the appearance of natural tooth enamel, which makes them a smart choice for aesthetic purposes. Additionally, they are very strong and durable, and can last many years with proper care.

Dental crowns are typically put in place to offer an extra layer of protection for the natural tooth structure. There are several reasons why this may occur. A patient may have had a procedure such as root canal therapy that can cause the tooth to become weak and brittle. Placing a dental crown over the tooth will offer strength to prevent the remaining tooth structure from breaking. Dental crowns may also be used over teeth that have extremely large fillings that can impact the structure of the tooth. For patients who are missing teeth, dental crowns may be made to cover the abutment of a dental implant, which is a titanium tooth root replacement that is often used for replacing one or more teeth. Dental crowns are incredibly versatile, which makes them a popular choice for many of our patients.

How to obtain a dental crown

Dental crowns are fabricated differently at from other dental facilities in the Macomb County, MI area. For example, at a traditional dental facility, patients will have their tooth prepared with the removal of natural tooth enamel around the center portion. Impressions are made of the natural tooth, and then used to create a dental crown at a dental laboratory. This can take a few weeks, so the dentist will place a temporary crown over the tooth in the meantime. Patients then must return to the dental office later to have the temporary removed and the new crown placed.

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At, our patients benefit from the use of CEREC technology in our dental practice. CEREC is a CAD/CAM software system that allows us to make same-day restorations. Patients have their tooth prepared before they undergo digital impressions. These impressions are sent to the software and the dentist can mill a dental crown out of a block of porcelain in less than 20 minutes, allowing patients to have their crown created and placed during the same visit.

What are the benefits of CEREC dental crowns?

Dentist scanning patient's teeth with CEREC

  • Speed – the primary benefit of a dental crown fabricated using CEREC technology is the speed at which patients can obtain their restoration. We know that our patients lead busy, active lifestyles, and we can eliminate unnecessary appointments by providing CEREC restorations.
  • Quality – the quality of CEREC dental crowns is like restorations that are custom made in a dental laboratory, lasting just as long and providing the same protection and strength.
  • Appearance – our dental team uses a block of porcelain that matches the patient’s existing tooth enamel to ensure the new restoration blends in beautifully with their smiles. Porcelain and other similar materials are highly recommended for restorations such as these as the material is strong and appears as natural enamel.
  • Time saved – instead of patients having to undergo two stressful dental appointments, patients just visit once to complete the process with their dentist from start to finish!

Schedule an appointment today to learn more about our CEREC technology!

Drs. Frank Rosner and Laura Pepa of are professionals who are pleased to offer some of the most advanced technology to patients near the area of Macomb County, MI. Their practice is conveniently located at 36150 Dequindre, Ste. 800 in Sterling Heights, MI and can be reached at 586-838-2017 for an appointment.


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