When a tooth’s structure is compromised, a crown rebuilds the tooth to optimal shape and function. A crown is usually made of ceramic or a composite material. With a CAD/CAM crown, your doctor uses state of the art technology to image your tooth in 3D, which feeds into a computer to aid in redesigning the restoration. This technology makes it possible for your doctor to complete your crown in a single appointment. During the first step, your tooth is prepared to make room for the crown. Next, the prepared tooth is scanned, and creation of the crown begins. It is then milled, right in your doctor’s office, while you wait. Once the crown is ready, your doctor will make the final adjustments and cement it into place. Once completed, your tooth is now restored to optimal shape and function.