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CEREC Same Day Crown

Dental assistant assisting with CEREC technologyDental crowns are used for individuals whose teeth are decayed, broken, chipped, or overly worn. They are used to correct the broken or loose tooth, making them healthy, durable, and strong, just like your natural tooth. There are several types of dental crowns. The CEREC dental crown is a unique and special type of crown. They are a bit more expensive but take a much shorter time to place. If you want to learn more about CEREC dental crowns and see if they are right for you, our team at Jason Widner DMD Family Dentistry can help.

What Is a CEREC Crown?

CEREC crowns, or Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic crowns, are different from traditional or normal crowns because they are produced with more advanced technology. CEREC crowns are manufactured by using the new technology called CAD/CAM dentistry. With a CEREC crown, you no longer need to stay for long appointments because the process is faster than a traditional crown placement.

What Is CAD/CAM?

CAD/CAM is an abbreviation for Computer-Aided-Design and Computer Aided-Manufacturing. As it suggests, the process of both designing and manufacturing the CEREC crown is done through computer technology. It was first introduced in 1985. It is an advanced technology that speeds up the production and accuracy of the crowns when compared to traditional methods. This technology is what produces the CEREC crowns.

Pros and Cons of CEREC Crowns

Unlike traditional or normal crowns, CEREC crowns are known for their speedy placement process. While it would take three to four weeks before you get your normal crown placed, CEREC crowns require less than three hours. CEREC crowns allow the crown to look and feel like your natural tooth because they are produced with digital impressions of your mouth and designed to specifically fit your tooth with precision. They typically last fifteen years and can match the coloring of your other teeth so they appear natural. Though a bit more expensive, they are considered the best alternative for crown placement.

What Are Dental Crowns Produced From?

Both traditional crowns and CEREC crowns can be made of a variety of materials. The determining factor is the patient’s circumstances and preferences. It is also dependent upon the desired appearance. Factors such as whether the teeth are badly discolored or overly weak would all be factors used to determine the materials necessary to produce a proper dental crown. These materials can include metal, stainless steel, zirconia, resin, ceramic, or porcelain, among others.

If you just received dental implants, you might consider using dental crowns as normalizing coverings. It can be used to make dental implants blend more seamlessly. Also, for individuals whose teeth are cracked, loose, or badly eroded, crowns can be utilized to hold the tooth together, making it durable and help it to last longer. Most people who have discolored or stained teeth might want to use crowns for cosmetic benefits as well.

If you have any concerns about your teeth and you think CEREC crowns might meet your needs, please do not hesitate to contact Jason Widner DMD Family Dentistry at . We will be glad to discuss the available options.
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