How CEREC Dental Crowns Help You Have a Beautiful Smile
Dental crowns are one of the most common restorations a dentist uses to protect the health of your teeth. The purpose of a crown is to strengthen your tooth and extend its life. Whether you have a large filling, a chipped tooth or one that is cracked, a crown provides the stability needed to save your tooth. Your dentist might also recommend a crown as part of a root canal or to help stabilize an implant or bridge.
CEREC Dental Crowns Offer Same-Day Convenience
Traditionally, the process of obtaining a crown encompassed at least two visits to the dentist. During the first visit, a mold of your tooth was made. This was sent off to a lab where the crown was manufactured. Your tooth undergoes preparation and the crown applied during the second visit. In between the first and second visits, you might be given a temporary crown to improve aesthetics.
CEREC dental crowns use technology that is on-site at your dentist’s office. This allows the process of making the crown to occur right there in the office while you wait. It eliminates the hassle and inconvenience of having to return to your dentist for a second visit to have the crown fitted. You also won’t have to wear an ill-fitting temporary crown while you wait.
Making CEREC Crowns
Made of high-grade ceramic material that is free of metal, CEREC crowns are compatible with your mouth and give you a natural-looking smile in less time. Once you and your dentist agree that a CEREC crown is a good choice for you, the tooth is prepared for the crown’s application. Using a 3D imaging camera, a picture of the tooth is sent to the milling unit contained within the CEREC machine. The crown is created right there in the office using diamond burs before being bonded to your tooth.