When a tooth is damaged, it is often common that a dentist will recommend a dental crown. Crowns are small synthetic caps that can be placed over a tooth or a dental implant. They are designed to mimic the look and feel of a tooth and can be made out of many different materials. They are often used in restorative dentistry for broken, damaged, stained, or worn-down teeth. CEREC crowns are a popular choice in dental crowns.
How Are CEREC Different?
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Compared to other crowns, CEREC crowns are designed to look almost identical to other teeth and are also very durable. As the name suggests CEREC crowns are made with ceramic materials instead of resin, porcelain, or metal. One of the most often talked about benefits of a CEREC crown is that it can be designed, created, and installed all in one day using computer-assisted technology.
Same-Day Dental Crown Procedure
Traditionally getting a dental crown could take weeks or in some cases months. Most dental crown procedures required 2 or more appointments. Often patients would even have a temporary crown while their permanent crown was designed and manufactured. CEREC crowns use digital technology to design and manufacture the crown in the office so that patients can have it installed on the same day.
Benefits of CEREC Crowns
One of the core benefits of a CEREC crown is the aesthetic appearance. Your friends may not even notice that you have a dental crown because they so closely resemble natural teeth. Unlike resin, porcelain, or metal crowns, a CEREC crown mimics the look of your surrounding teeth.
CEREC crowns are also known for being highly durable. The materials used in these crowns are resistant to abrasion and are sturdy which means you will have a lower risk of needing to return to the dentist for repairs or replacements.
Drawbacks of CEREC Crowns
Generally CEREC crowns are a little more expensive than a traditional crown, However, because of their durability and look most patients consider the price worth it as an investment into their future oral health.
CEREC technology requires training and not every dentist has the equipment or the experience with CEREC crowns. If you are interested in CEREC crowns you will need to find a practice nearby that offers that service.
Get CEREC Crowns in Lisbon Maine?
If you have questions about dental crowns or would like to set up an appointment to discuss CEREC crowns for your teeth, we would be happy to see you at our office in Lisbon Maine. Simply fill out our new patient contact form or give us a call during normal business hours to set up an appointment.