A CEREC scanner is designed to take multiple images of your damaged tooth during your dental visit. The images are so detailed that they forgo the need for a traditional impression the teeth. This impression and specialized software allow us to digitally create a crown that is the perfect fit for your teeth. A custom crown is then milled right in our office. Software communicates the exact shape and size of your crown to the milling unit and a solid block of ceramic is then milled into your crown using high powered jets of water in less than twenty minutes. After your crown has been polished and completed, the rest of the same-day procedure is similar to any other crown placement-the affected area is anesthetized, tooth is prepped, and your crown is secured in place.