Dr. Charles Land patented the ceramic dental crown in 1889. Though it took him until 1903 to create the first modern-day dental crown. It was a porcelain tooth cover used to repair and conceal a damaged tooth.
Dr. Land’s porcelain dental crowns remained in general use until the 1950s. Though they weren’t particularly strong. Many would develop micro-cracks during fabrication.
During the 1950s Abraham Weinstein developed dental crowns that combined metal with porcelain. This resolved the problem of the microscopic cracks.
The Launch of CEREC Crowns
In 1987 CEREC was launched onto the market, revolutionizing dentistry but it wasn’t until 2003 that 3D software was introduced. The innovations in CEREC technology continued unabated over the next decade.
Today dentists can make CEREC crowns using Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing equipment or CAD/CAM machines. These 3D printers can sculpt a perfect customized crown from a single block of porcelain.
The finished product will perfectly match your own teeth. CEREC crowns have no metal core so they look natural. They match the surrounding teeth in color, size, and shape. No one could tell the difference, so this is definitely the best option when repairing front teeth.
Now it is no longer necessary to sit through an uncomfortable, choking session while the dentist makes an impression of your teeth. We feed a quick scan of your teeth into the machine and the CAD/ CAM machine gets to work creating a CEREC Crown while you wait.
Why Choose CEREC Crowns
Dental crowns have come a long way since they were first patented. The CEREC crown is the result of more than a century of innovation.
CEREC crowns cut time and discomfort from what was once a lengthy dental process. Now, you can walk out of the rooms on the same afternoon with a dental crown customized to perfectly match your own.