At Palmetto Family Dentistry we use a CEREC computer and milling unit which allows us to make custom crowns, inlays and onlays right on the spot. We use the CEREC technology to custom design and fabricate tooth-colored restorations in one appointment.
There are several benefits of utilizing CEREC technology. Of course the biggest advantage is that you only have to come for one appointment. Your tooth is prepared, then photographed, then your restoration is designed and finally placed.
Some other advantage is that by utilizing the CEREC computer, only minimal tooth preparation is actually required. This leaves more of the healthy, natural tooth structure intake. In addition, the restorations are made of tooth colored materials that are matched to your surrounding teeth.