Technology has brought the world many great things from microwaves to airplanes to the internet and computers, and the world of dental care has also benefited from technology. In addition to having better materials and dental instruments, technology has now brought the future to dentistry with CEREC-created crowns.
Q: What are CEREC crowns?
Traditionally, getting a dental crown was a lengthy procedure. A dentist would make a mold of the tooth that would usually need to be sent to a different place to have the crown itself created before the final restoration could be done. The CEREC process now allows a complete crown to be created in a matter of minutes using computer technology right in the dentist’s office. This means that the dentist can create and place the crown in one appointment.
Q: When would you need a crown?
Dental crowns are normally used to cover and protect a tooth that has been damaged in some way. They are often used after a root canal to preserve the tooth, but they are also an essential part of most dental restorations for teeth that have been lost. Dental implants and bridges both use crowns as the visible part of the restoration. Crowns may also be used by some as a cosmetic service to put an attractive “cover” over an unattractive tooth.
Q: What are the benefits of CEREC crowns?
The major benefit of CEREC crowns is that they are produced immediately in the dentist’s office. This cuts down on the number of trips you have to make to the dentist and the amount of time you have to wait before you can have your final restoration placed. That also means you don’t have to deal with the hassle of a temporary crown that doesn’t fit your tooth right and might keep falling out. Beyond this CEREC crowns hold many of the same benefits as normal crowns and you can trust their quality.
When you need a dental crown, don’t waste time visiting the dentist for weeks before get your final crown—ask a dentist in your area about CEREC crowns.