Conventional dental crowns require several visits to the dental clinic before they are completed and ready for use. If you have a busy schedule, this can be a huge inconvenience. And if you need crowns for aesthetic purposes for an event, you may not have the time for several visits. Fortunately, you can have crowns placed in one afternoon at a dental office thanks to CEREC technology. CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Aesthetic Ceramics. This ceramic crown is strong, and is created and installed using computer-assisted technology.
What are the advantages of CEREC Crowns?
Restore your tooth function immediately
Missing teeth may affect your eating and speech. Having crowns placed quickly can help restore these capabilities as soon as possible. Unlike temporary crowns, there is no risk that your crowns may fall if you eat hard food such as carrots. CEREC crowns are reliable and can be used over a long period.
Safe and convenient placement
For traditional crowns, the dentist has to drill your teeth in order to fit the crown. This also increases the risk of injuring your teeth. Fortunately, CEREC crowns require far less drilling, as the crowns are attached to the teeth on either side of the gap. This saves more of your natural tooth, which helps keep the tooth strong.
The cost of tooth replacement grows with every visit to the dentist. In addition, most traditional forms of tooth replacement require patients to purchase temporary crowns before the permanent crowns are prepared, which can add to the cost. With CEREC crowns, you have a brief visit to the dentist’s office and leave with crowns that will last a long time.
CEREC crowns lack the metal core found in traditional crowns, making them look more like natural teeth. No one will realize that you have crowns unless you tell them. In addition, CEREC crowns are comfortable as they are made to fit your teeth perfectly.