CEREC Crowns: The Ultimate Guide For You

Posted by Provinces Dental 2023-03-06

Dental crowns are extremely durable caps that fit over and cover the visible surfaces of a tooth. The crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including ceramic, gold, or porcelain/ceramic composite. These materials are strong and provide great coverage for your teeth while also allowing you to maintain the natural appearance of your smile. 

If you have a tooth that is cracked, broken, or otherwise damaged, your dentist may recommend getting a dental crown. Dental crowns can also be used to replace missing teeth with dental implants.

With CEREC technology, we can complete most dental crown procedures in a single visit. That means you'll save time and the inconvenience of coming back for a second appointment! 

Why Choose CEREC Crowns?

When it comes to dental crowns, you have several choices, including traditional, implant-supported, or hybrid options. However, when it comes to choosing the ideal treatment option for your unique needs and tooth anatomy, it's important to consider the advantages of the CEREC process over other options. Here are just a couple of key benefits of dental crowns:

Offers long-lasting results: When you choose a CEREC crown, you can rest assured that your new restoration will last for many years to come. That's because the crown is created from durable materials, such as porcelain fused to gold. The process also involves the removal of less of the natural tooth structure than a traditional crown. These factors help to ensure that the restoration will withstand the test of time because it won't be prone to breakage or other damage.

Made in the dental office: One of the biggest advantages of opting for CEREC crowns is that they are made right in your dentist's office. This means you won't have to make separate trips to have the restoration completed. The dentist will take digital impressions of the tooth to prepare your restoration and then send the information to a milling machine to be fabricated. Once the crown is ready, the dentist will check to ensure it fits properly before cementing it in place. This helps save time and eliminates the hassle of having to wear a temporary restoration while you wait for your permanent one to be completed at a dental lab.

How Are CEREC Crowns Made?

The crown procedure begins when your dentist takes 3D images, or digital impressions, of your mouth. These images are then sent to the lab, where your crown is created using CAD/CAM technology. This technology creates your crown while you wait, so you don't have to come back for a second appointment to have it placed. In fact, the entire process from start to finish can take about one hour!

Your dentist will first remove any decay or old fillings that may be present on your tooth. Once the enamel has been cleaned properly, a digital impression of your teeth is taken and milled to make your new crown instantly. Next, the tooth will be prepared and shaped so the crown can fit securely over it. 

If you're considering same-day crowns, contact our dentist in Chandler at (480) 792-6880 today to learn more and schedule an appointment. Or simply fill out the contact form, and we'll be happy to contact you at your convenience. We look forward to meeting you and your family soon here at Provinces Dental!

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