Dental crowns are a very popular choice for dental restoration as they are easy to install and versatile. However, they also come with a few disadvantages.
One such disadvantage is the time it takes to fabricate traditional crowns and get them ready for placement - up to two weeks.
Thankfully, with CEREC crowns, any of the drawbacks of traditional dental crowns are now in the past. Read on to find out what CEREC crowns are and their main advantages compared to traditional crowns.
CEREC is a highly advanced method of fabricating dental restorations. It is a computerized process that uses CAD/CAM technology to produce high-precision restorations from a small block of dental-grade ceramic.
The main advantage of CEREC crowns is that they can be produced as well as bonded to your teeth on the same day, making the procedure highly convenient and less time-consuming.
The crowns fabricated with CEREC technology are made from dental-grade ceramic. They offer excellent strength and won’t break or crack in the course of regular oral activities like biting and chewing food.
For maximum precision, we scan your teeth using a hand-held digital scanning device and transfer this data directly to the CAD/CAM machine that manufactures the crown. This offers excellent accuracy in terms of the shape, size, and overall contour of the tooth.
CEREC crowns are highly resistant and durable, provided you care for them properly and avoid any activities that may damage them, like grinding your teeth or using your teeth as scissors.
CEREC crowns can be personalized to match the exact aesthetics of your natural teeth in terms of contour, color, texture, transparency, etc. This level of customization makes the restoration blend in perfectly
The technology used for fabricating CEREC crowns replaces the traditional method with a digital scanning device. This significantly reduces the time (and discomfort) it takes to get the dental impression used as a reference for making the crown and the time it takes to fabricate and bond the crown to your teeth.
By far, the most significant advantage of CEREC crowns is that the procedure of scanning the teeth, fabricating the crown, and bonding it to the tooth can be completed in a single visit to our practice.
If you are interested in knowing more about CEREC crowns, do not hesitate to contact Austgen Family Dental at (317) 885-6400, schedule an online appointment, or visit us at 1405 W County Line Rd Suite A, Greenwood, IN 46142.