Dental crowns are used in restorative dentistry to help protect, cover, and restore the shape of your teeth. They are used when other treatments such as fillings do not provide an adequate remedy for the concern at hand. Dental crowns are a cap that are placed on top of damaged teeth. An example of when dental crowns are routinely used is after a root canal. Much like fillings, there are different options when it comes to dental crowns – the newest type is the CEREC crown.
CEREC dental crowns are a type of restoration used to repair damaged teeth. There CEREC acronym stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. These types of dental crowns can be used to replace metal fillings, correct discolorations, or provide extra support for weakened teeth. The process is fast and efficient – taking only one visit to the dental clinic.
There are several advantages to using CEREC over traditional metal fillings or crowns. CEREC offers a strong, durable material while remaining aesthetically pleasing. Additionally, it will not cause discoloration in the future. The best part is it does not require multiple visits to a dental office since the entire process can take place in one appointment. There’s instant gratification in that you leave with a perfectly restored tooth rather than waiting days or weeks for your new crown.
As with most dental restorations, the process of making a CEREC crown begins with taking an impression of your tooth. The dentist will use an intraoral camera or scanner rather than a goopy mold to create the impressions. The impressions are then sent to a special instrument which cuts the mold according to exact specifications. A special ceramic block is cut into shaped and placed over the prepared tooth by the dentist to finalize the fit. Once the perfect shaped and fit is achieved, the finished product is bonded onto the tooth permanently.
Anyone who is dealing with severely decayed or broken teeth which require restoration should consider getting CEREC dental crowns. Offering durability, strength, and aesthetic benefits, CEREC dental crowns keep your smile beautiful.