CEREC Crown Technology
Lakemoor Dental offers many excellent solutions for a broken or chipped tooth. Dental crown technology just keeps getting better and more affordable! Innovations in dental instruments are requiring less time in the dental chair, causing less discomfort and creating even more satisfying results.
There’s no need to put off getting a tooth crown, dental implant, or crown repair anymore! Lakemoor Dental’s favorite dental crown option is the CEREC Crown – sometimes referred to as the Same Day Crown. This breakthrough technology allows Dr. Wells to quickly restore damaged teeth with natural-colored ceramic fillings, saving his patients time and money. This digital tooth repair technology uses a computer scan to make an exact replacement tooth cap out of high performance polymer material.
As seen in the picture (right), after the patient’s teeth are scanned digitally. CEREC Crown Technology is digital tooth repair that uses a camera, computer and milling machine, all in one instrument. After a picture is taken of the damaged tooth, this picture is transferred and displayed on a color computer screen. The CEREC Machine mills the crown material down with incredible accuracy. Dr. Well is able to design the restoration (new tooth) making an exact replacement tooth cap out of high performance polymer material. No temporary crowns, no messy molds or impressions, and practically pain free.
And it only takes about an hour! We even let you watch the design process. The new tooth crown is then cemented in and you can be on your way. No temporary crowns, no messy molds or impressions, and practically pain free.
Lakemoor Dentals CEREC technology creates customized restorations for each individual patient.
Benefits of CEREC®
- Single-visit convenience
- Hi-tech accuracy
- Natural, tooth-colored restoration
- Biocompatible, anti-abrasive and plaque resistant ceramic materials
- Metal free – no silver-colored fillings
- Preserves more healthy tooth material
- Extremely precise for long-lasting, natural results
- Traditional Tooth Crown Technology
Same Day Crowns may not be appropriate for every situation so Lakemoor Dental also offers traditional porcelain dental crowns as well as gold dental crowns (sometimes referred to as gold dental caps). Dr. Wells and his staff have many years of experience restoring damaged teeth with traditional crowns porcelain and gold crowns. Their knowledge and experience assures that their patients have comfortable, well fitted crowns.
Some of our patients may need dental implants instead of traditional dental crowns or CEREC Crowns. If, for example, a patient has a sliding lower denture that makes chewing or talking difficult, they may be a good candidate for a dental implant.
Dental implants are permanent and remarkably comfortable compared to conventional dentures. These teeth replacements require the same dental cleaning, flossing and brushing as your natural teeth.
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Insurance and Billing
We accept most traditional insurance plans, contact our office to verify acceptance of your plan. Lakemoor Dental does not participate in Health Management Organizations; however, we will be happy to file your insurance claims for you. We accept checks, cash or credit cards. We also offer a flexible payment plan. Please see our Financial Coordinator for details. We are happy to file insurance for your reimbursement as long as you are free to choose your own dentist.
- United Healthcare
- Delta Dental
- Lincoln Financial
We accept checks, cash or credit cards, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. We also offer a flexible payment plan. Please see our Financial Coordinator for details. We are happy to file insurance for your reimbursement as long as you are free to choose your own dentist.
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Facilities and Equipment
- Digital X-rays
- Intra Oral Photography
- We are a green facility
- Chair Massagers
- TVs in every room
- Nitrous Oxide