CEREC crowns are made by a special 3D CAD/CAM (computer-assisted design/manufacturing) machine in our office. Your crown can be made in just a few minutes. It will be sculpted from a solid block of porcelain by a computerized milling machine, based on intraoral scans taken by Dr. Tristan Lue.


  • Same-day treatment – The entire crown process can be completed in less than 2-hour appointment instead of waiting a period of 2-3 weeks for a lab to ship, which can be hard with a busy schedule.
  • No need for impressions with dental putty – Dental putty can make some people gag, and it can be very uncomfortable. CEREC uses a handheld 3D scanner, rather than putty-based impressions.
  • Requires no temporary crown – There’s no need to wear a temporary crown, which provides you with more comfort and convenience.
  • Less required additional appointments for adjustments – If your crown needs major adjustments, the lab may need to build an entirely new crown. In contrast, CEREC crowns can be adjusted and altered during a single appointment.

Looking for a better option than a traditional crown? The CEREC crown is here and the team at Tristan Lue Dental Care is trained in this quick, convenient solution to improve your smile. Get in touch with us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.