Dr. Chester was one of the first dentists in Bellingham in 2006 to purchase the CEREC – CAD/CAM technology that is capable of creating crowns “while you wait”. Our patients appreciate that our all-ceramic restorations are often completed in one visit, with no impressions, no temporaries, metal-free, highly aesthetic and long lasting. You are even invited to watch your crown being milled.
CEREC® – Let us Design your Crown in One Appointment
We are pleased to be able to offer our patients CEREC top quality restorations in one visit. This superior method of creating precisely designed, color matched, and highly durable ceramic restorations will deliver the results you need in a single appointment. The preparation for the tooth is similar to most treatment methods. The prepared tooth is coated with a safe, tasteless powder and then we use a state-of-the –art digital 3D camera to create an optical impression.
Using state-of-the-art CAD software allows Dr. Chester to design a very precise and esthetic restoration. The software allows Dr. Chester to customize the shape of the restoration to exactly fit your specific tooth. The digital image is then sent to our on-site milling machine to create your restoration. In approximately 30 minutes, your all-ceramic, color-matched restoration is ready for placement. It is then fitted, polished and bonded for permanence. Your tooth is then restored back to its natural form, function, and beauty.