Dennis Cummings, D.D.S.
13023 Northeast Highway 99
Vancouver, WA 98686
Your time is precious. That is why we have invested our time and talents into making one appointment crowns a reality for all patients. With CEREC technology, patients can now have crowns that are beautiful & strong in less than half the time and trouble as previously required. Beauty, Form, and Function, all in one appointment!
CEREC crowns do not require impressions. Instead, a special camera is used to take optical images of the teeth. The computer then constructs a virtual model of your teeth on which we design your crown. All ceramic materials stand out for their highly esthetic and natural appearance & long lasting quality.
The computer information is then sent to the milling station which sculpts the restorative material to fit the custom design. Fine tuning is done on the spot for less contact in-between the teeth or a better bite.
While the crown goes through a half hour firing process, patients can relax, read, surf the web, or get some work done. Rarely are adjustments needed to the crowns after they are fired.
IPS Emax is a material which combines strength and beauty unlike any other dental restorative. Its unique lithium disilicate ceramic provides ideal strength yet gentle wear against the opposing teeth.
This is a custom stained and finished Emax crown. The firing process crystalizes the material, maximizing its hardness and bringing it to a realistic glass-like shine. There is no metal core, allowing light to shine through as it does through natural teeth. Designed, milled, and seated in one visit!