Drs. Al and Greg Josephsen of Josephsen Family Dentistry use technology that delivers to give patients the best products available and the most pleasant dental visit possible. CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. As the full name implies, CEREC equipment is used to fabricate crowns in the office during a single dental appointment.
A crown fits over the top of a tooth like a little cap. When a tooth experiences damage or decay, it can be rescued with a crown if the tooth hasn’t been harmed near the root. In a tooth receiving a new crown, the decay will be removed and the remaining tooth reshaped, to ensure there will be a great fit for the crown. Using CEREC allows us to take a detailed digital image which we use to design the restoration in-house. It only takes about 10 minutes for the CEREC machine to mill a ceramic crown restoration, and it can be applied in the mouth on the same visit. With the aid of CEREC technology, a crown can be done in as little as 90 minutes. We’re all about patient convenience and are excited to be the first dental office in the West Essex area to offer single visit crowns with CEREC technology.
To learn more about single visit crowns and all the services we offer, visit www.josephsendental.com for more information. To schedule an appointment, call Drs. Gregory and Alfred Josephsen of Josephsen Family Dentistry in West Caldwell, NJ, at 973-228-0076 today.