February 3, 2023
If one of your teeth is damaged or compromised, your dentist might recommend a dental crown to address the situation. Crowns are one of the most commonly utilized solutions in modern dentistry, and thanks to advancements and innovations in dental technology, they can now be created and placed within a single visit using the CEREC method. Keep reading to learn more about what goes into receiving a CEREC crown, along with the many benefits that this solution has to offer.
What Exactly Are CEREC Restorations?
Dental crowns are protective coverings that are used to safeguard compromised teeth from further damage or degradation. They’re quite versatile and can address all sorts of things, including chips and cracks, tooth decay, and even protecting a tooth following root canal therapy. They can be made from a variety of different materials including metal alloys, resin, ceramic, porcelain, or any combination; however, CEREC crowns are quite particular in how they’re crafted.
They’re fabricated with the help of a special machine, which leads to simply spectacular results. The machine uses a very strong ceramic material and utilizes computer-assisted technology to plan and create a perfectly designed and customized crown.
How Long Does the CEREC Process Take?
Traditional dental crowns can historically take as long as two or three weeks to receive, given the amount of work that goes into the process (taking impressions, sending things to and from the lab, etc.). However, the process for getting a CEREC crown is incredibly streamlined and usually only takes a single visit.
Your dentist doesn’t have to spend multiple appointments measuring your teeth or preparing your crowns, and you also won’t have to wear any temporary crowns either. Once the digital impressions have been taken, it’s simply a matter of letting the CEREC machine do its job. Within a couple of hours of showing up at your dentist’s office, you’ll be walking out the door with a beautiful and fully functional CEREC restoration!
The Benefits of Receiving a CEREC Crown
Same-day treatment isn’t the only benefit that CEREC crowns bring to the table. While cost and availability are still worth considering, here are a few noteworthy and priceless advantages:
- Crafted from high-quality materials that increase your chewing power and are built to last for 10 – 15 years with proper care.
- Natural-looking and beautiful in appearance
- Preserves more of your original tooth compared to a traditional crown
- Improves your oral health moving forward, as damaged teeth are restored
Technology makes life easier for us on a daily basis; CEREC crowns are just one of the many ways that your dentist can utilize it to improve the beauty and health of your smile.
About the Practice
The team at Imagine Smiles is thrilled to serve patients and families in the Blaine, MN area under the leadership of Dr. Green and Dr. Case. Their practice is pleased to offer a wide range of services including CEREC same-day restorations. If you have any questions about the article or you’d like to arrange a visit for you or a loved one, feel free to contact the practice online or by phone for additional assistance: (763) 269-8650.
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