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How CEREC Crowns Can Change Your Life
CEREC crowns can truly change your life. Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC) provides major benefits for patients. If you have a tooth that needs a crown, consider using this technology.
Many people refer to CEREC as same-day crowns. Dentists prepare the teeth and place the crowns in a single visit. The entire process usually takes two hours. Discover how this technology is changing dentistry and patients’ lives for the better.
Traditional crowns are not very convenient. First, it takes two visits to place traditional crowns. That is not the only issue, though. Patients are sent home with temporary crowns that require special care. Failing to care for the crowns can cause the crown to fall out, meaning patients have to return to the dentist yet again. Getting the permanent crown placed in a single visit is much more convenient for patients.
Some people avoid getting crowns due to the impressions. Dentists place a putty-like material in a dental tray and put it in the patient’s mouth. The patient must hold the tray in place for several minutes to take the impression. Many patients gag when the trays are in their mouths.
Dentists use digital impressions for CEREC crowns. The impressions are taken with a small camera, so patients do not have to worry about discomfort or gagging. Also, digital impressions are more accurate than traditional impressions. That allows dentists to fabricate crowns that look like natural teeth.
Preserve more of the tooth structure
Dentists typically remove more than 70 percent of the natural tooth structure before placing permanent crowns. Fortunately, dentists can remove far less of the tooth structure for CEREC crowns. Because of that, the tooth is much stronger when placing a same-day crown. That makes the crown less likely to fail.
Many people who get traditional crowns choose porcelain-fused to metal. Metal is a reactive material. It can cause people to feel tooth sensitivity when eating or drinking hot and cold foods and beverages. Most people do not experience any sensitivity with CEREC crowns since the crowns do not contain metal.
Preserve the smile
Most importantly, same-day crowns allow patients to preserve their smiles. When teeth have large portions of decay or have experienced trauma, patients usually have two options. Patients can have the tooth extracted or get a crown. Crowns are preferred since the root stays in place. This stimulates the bone, so patients do not experience bone loss. Also, patients do not have gaps in the mouth that lead to shifting.
Do you want a CEREC crown?
A CEREC dental crown can change your life. The process is convenient since it only takes a single visit. You will get digital impressions and preserve more of your tooth’s natural structure. You are also less likely to experience tooth sensitivity while keeping your natural tooth. Talk to your dentist to find out if you are a good candidate for same-day dental crowns.
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