Traditionally, patients have had to schedule multiple appointments to receive a dental crown or bridge. However, Dr. Porter has invested in a CEREC machine at our Charlotte practice to provide his patients with convenient restorations that can be provided in a single day. CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) is a system that uses computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology. CEREC is equipped with advanced imaging which allows for enhanced diagnostic and planning precision. This means the system is able to both design and fabricate your restoration in our office.
This technology allows you to receive your restoration faster, without sacrificing quality, and without the need for a temporary crown. Using a block of dental-grade porcelain, the machine will craft a lifelike restoration designed to your specifications. If your permanent crown or bridge cannot be created using CEREC, we also work with a trusted dental lab that will create your restoration to the highest standards.