At Central Avenue Dental, we are committed to providing our patients with the most advanced dental treatment available to help you maintain great oral health, and achieve your dream smile. If you have a broken tooth or a severely decayed tooth, your dentist may recommend a dental crown. A dental crown can help strengthen the existing tooth and help improve the tooth’s appearance and shape. If you have been waiting to complete a dental crown procedure, or are conflicted on the best treatment plan, you should consider choosing CEREC crowns over traditional dental crowns.
A CEREC (Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramics) crown is a great option for patients that live fast-paced lifestyles and are looking to complete a crown procedure in a short amount of time. Traditional crowns require a minimum of two appointments. During a traditional crown treatment, your dentist will begin by making an impression of the damaged tooth. This impression will be made from a rubber-like material, and sets in five minutes. Then, it will be sent to a lab where the crown is created. In the meantime, your dentist will provide you with a temporary crown made from plastic. When you come back for your second appointment, the permanent crown will be cemented on your tooth for long lasting results. Traditional dental crowns are a durable option that will look and feel like your natural tooth, however the treatment may not be that easy to fit in your busy schedule.
With CEREC crowns, we can have your crown created, and placed, in just one appointment! This is a huge advantage if you are looking to get your crown treatment squeezed into a busy schedule. The CEREC device scans your tooth and creates a digital impression that is sent over to the machine that makes your custom crown. The crown is made out of a type of ceramic material that will be polished to match the exact color of your natural teeth. The ceramic material is also just as durable as a traditional crown.
Whether you choose to complete your crown procedure with a CEREC crown or a traditional crown, you can be confident that both options will provide an effective solution in restoring your teeth. With CEREC crowns you will save both time and money. Your dentist visits will be cut in half, and CEREC crowns eliminate the need to pay for temporary crowns or the cost of additional visits. If you have any questions about the CEREC crown process versus a traditional crown, please give us a call at 704-900-7301. Our team at Central Avenue Dental is always here to help!