Fort Myers, FL dentist, Kathryn Ringland, DDS, PA Ft Myers, Florida dentistry, dental office in Lee County
CEREC® - Crowns in an Hour

You now have a choice.

Crowns in an hour

Strong, Beautiful Teeth.


Ceramic Reconstruction

Ceramic Reconstruction step by step

The defective filling and decay is removed.
A reflective powder layer prepares the tooth for imaging.

Step 2 of CEREC
  • An optical 3D image is acquired with a small camera, directly in your mouth.
  • The restoration is created on the screen using the image data.
  • Diamond coated instruments mill a ceramic block that reproduce the design.
  • This is accomplished during a single appointment using Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM).
Polishing you new crown
  • After polishing, the new restoration fits precisely.
  • A unique light hardens the bonding material, uniting porcelain and tooth.
  • Polishing or glazing ensures a pleasantly smooth and natural feel.
  • The color and appearance make the special ceramic material blend with your tooth.
  • Perfectly bonded porcelain ensures an extremely long life for your teeth.
  • Maximum strength, great looks!

Fillings (inlays/onlays)

Removing old filling
After decay and old filling material is removed...
Ceramic is fitted exactly
The individually manufactured ceramic will be fitted exactly.
Done in 1 to 2 hours
Depending on severity, the whole procedure will last between one and two hours.


crown restoration
For more heavily compromised teeth, a traditional treatment has been a crown restoration, which can take several separate appointments.
Single appointment crowns
Using the CEREC method, crown restoration is completed in a single appointment. No impressions, no temporary crowns - no need for a second injection.
1 to 2 hour treatment time expected
A treatment time of one to two hours is normal.


restore with porcelain veneers
Malpositioned and discolored teeth can be restored with porcelain veneers.
porcelain in bonded securely to tooth
Your tooth is adjusted and a thin layer of porcelain is bonded securely to your tooth.
single appointment veneers
Perfect looks, perfect fit make a wonderful, natural smile - all in a single appointment.


  • Protects and preserves your own tooth's structural integrity
  • Ceramics are bio-compatible
  • Only one appointment
  • Perfect looks
  • Perfect comfort
  • Perfect quality
  • Long lasting and durable
  • Unquestionably the most cost effective restoration we have available today

Adobe PDFCEREC Brochure (Acrobat PDF document)


CEREC® is a registered trademark of Sirona Dental Systems.