CEREC Same Day Crowns Explained
While dental crowns have long been a necessity for individuals who experience broken or damaged teeth, the process has traditionally seemed extensive and almost overwhelming. Now, thanks to the invention of the new same-day CEREC crowns, patients can look forward to receiving a lasting crown in a fraction of the usual time. By choosing CEREC crowns, individuals now have the ability to repair damaged teeth immediately so that they can continue on with their lives as normal.
What are CEREC Same Day Crowns?
Unlike traditional crowns that rely on a lengthy time-frame including the use of impressions, temporary crowns, and customization, CEREC Same Day Crowns use the latest in technology to start and finish the process within a few hours. CEREC Same Day Crowns are made from a ceramic material that is shaped using CAD CAM technology. During this process, your dentist will use a tiny camera that will take pictures of your damaged tooth. While oral pictures aren’t always pleasant, this camera is comparable in size to the point of a ball pen and isn’t uncomfortable at all. After the pictures have been gathered, the dentist will use a computer to design a digital 3D image of your existing tooth, then a ceramic block will be formed into a complete duplicate. The crown will look exactly like your existing tooth other than damages, and will be glued directly into place.
How Do CEREC Same Day Crowns Differ from Traditional Crowns?
Traditional crowns generally involve a lengthy process that will stretch out over days or even weeks. During this time, you would be required to have impressions made, a temporary crown installed, a lab-customized crown designed, and then the permanent crown put in place. A CEREC crown cuts out the waiting and provides immediate results.
What are the Benefits of CEREC Crowns?
Thanks to the speed in which CEREC crowns are constructed, patients can expect to spend much less time in the dentist office, allowing them to return to their regular routines as quickly as possible. CEREC Same Day Crowns also do away with the need for obnoxious, poor-fitting temporary crowns that often break and may cause additional damage to the tooth or decay while it is in place. Many people consider the small camera pictures to be a welcome change from the traditional impressions that use gag-inducing putty. CEREC crowns often come at a lower price tag since they involve fewer office visits, and also eliminate the need to miss additional days from work.
What are the Downfalls of CEREC Same Day Crowns?
While there are a lot of benefits to CEREC crowns, there are also disadvantages. Since CEREC Same Day Crowns make an exact replica of your natural tooth, there is no room to make changes and adjustments – some traditional crowns have the ability to make a smile look better by perfecting the tooth but that is impossible with a CEREC crown. Generally, traditional crowns that are made of metal are stronger than ceramic material used in the CEREC crown. Depending on the existence of gum-line fractures, traditional crowns may fit in place better.
Are CEREC Same Day Crowns the Best Option?
CEREC crowns are a wonderful option that makes it possible to recover your smile almost immediately; however, they are not a flawless alternative. Depending on the damage to your teeth and your specific desires in a crown, CEREC might be the right decision for you. If you need to restore your original tooth as quickly as possible, this new CAD CAM technology is just what you have been hoping to find!
Thanks to CEREC Same Day Crowns, you can have your tooth repaired in a matter of hours while doing away with the need for additional dental visits.
If you or a loved one is interested in CEREC Same Day Crowns, contact us today to arrange a consultation with Dr. Teach. We welcome the opportunity to put a smile on your face!