A traditional dental crown takes two trips to the dentist. What if we told you there was a faster option that does not compromise quality?
With CEREC®, Dr. James Slaman can prepare your tooth, take impressions, and design and place your restoration in a single appointment.
Find out why patients at our Albuquerque, NM, practice are so enthusiastic about this state-of-the-art dentistry technology...
About CEREC Technology A Convenient, Time-Saving Dentistry Innovation
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. CEREC computer technology allows dentists to take high-quality digital impressions of a patient's tooth. A dentist can then create a custom dental crown at their office.
Digital impressions of your teeth and gums are sent directly to the machine that will design your restoration. Your restoration will be milled on-site in one visit as opposed to a partner dental lab that takes two weeks to fabricate your restoration. The CEREC crown is made from an incredibly strong and durable porcelain block. The finished crown looks extremely lifelike and can last for many years with proper care.
Thanks to CEREC dental technology, you can have a custom crown created and placed in just a single visit to the dentist.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a cap that is placed over damaged teeth to reinforce the structural integrity of the tooth. Crowns are typically made from porcelain, ceramic, zirconia, or metal. This type of restoration helps strengthen teeth that are:
- Unable to be treated with a dental filling, inlay, or onlay
- Worn down due to teeth grinding and jaw clenching
- Cracked, chipped, or broken
- Discolored or stained
- Crooked or misshapen
A CEREC dental crown is milled from a full block of ceramic porcelain, which is of comparable strength to the materials listed above.
"Dr. Slaman and his dental team are the best in the city." A Trusted Dentist in Albuquerque, NM
I have been going to Dr. Slaman for around 12 years now. He and his staff are very professional. I go to where I enjoy going, and the office has a very nice atmosphere. I have never left his office without everything being just perfect and feeling good about my teeth. Dr. Slaman asked me if I ever looked for another dentist. I said, "Why would I want to?" Dentists like Dr. Slaman are very few.View on Google
Oh My Goodness ! You need to know that Dr. Slaman and his dental team are the best in the city. They are compassionate, and sincerely caring. My husband and I are so blessed to have found them. I do not know how they are so perfect in their craft, but they truly are. I love the entire team, especially my hygienist, Lori. Thank you, everyone.View on Google
The CEREC Crown Process
Let's walk you through the CEREC process step-by-step
Thanks to CEREC technology, you can have
a custom dental crown created and placed in just a single visit to the dentist.