Like traditional crowns, CEREC dental crowns help save a decayed tooth by sealing out further bacteria. But if they’re so similar, is it worth it to choose CEREC over traditional crowns?
Absolutely! CEREC crowns are designed using advanced technology that offers many unique benefits, such as immediate placement and a more precise fit. Here’s how CEREC crowns can help restore your smile.
Five Impressive Benefits of CEREC Crowns
1: Fast & Efficient
Traditional crowns involve messy putty impressions, multiple appointments, and wearing a temporary crown for weeks. Two significant advantages of CEREC crowns are that they require less time in the dentist’s chair, and also eliminate the need for a temporary restoration.
This is because CEREC crowns use computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software. Your dentist takes a digital impression of your mouth instead of using putty, and sends the impression to the computer.
The CAD/CAM software then designs a perfectly-fitted crown, and it is fabricated right in the office. Your dentist will fit your crown and make the final adjustments all in one visit, so you can see immediate results.
2: Precise Fit
The advanced technology used to create CEREC crowns captures every detail of your bite, which allows for a more precise and more comfortable fit. Because the digital impression captures the shape and contours of your teeth far more accurately than putty, CEREC crowns give you a more natural bite.
Highly accurate placement also ensures that your crown looks just as natural as it feels. CEREC dental crowns are made from high-quality materials, such as porcelain or zirconia. They closely mimic the color, translucency, and texture of natural teeth, blending seamlessly into your smile.
4: Durable and Long-Lasting
The state-of-the-art materials used to create CEREC crowns are also able to withstand the daily wear and tear of chewing. When properly placed and cared for, CEREC dental crowns can last around 15 years. To extend the lifespan of your crown, practice good oral hygiene, quit smoking, and seek treatment for teeth grinding.
5: Low Maintenance
When it comes to oral hygiene, CEREC crowns don’t require any extra steps. You simply take care of them the same way you do your natural teeth—brush twice a day for two minutes each time, and floss daily. You also need to attend your dental checkups every six months, so we can make sure your crowns are still holding up well.
Good oral hygiene is not only crucial in preventing tooth decay and gum disease, it will also help your CEREC crown last longer. If decay goes untreated, it can cause the dental crown to become loose, allowing bacteria underneath and causing damage to the tooth root. This can lead to a dangerous tooth abscess or even tooth loss over time.
Same-Day CEREC Crowns in South Jordan
At Copper Creek Dental, we design and mill CEREC crowns right in our office so we can restore your smile the same day. If you notice any signs of tooth decay like discoloration, sensitivity, or pain, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll determine the extent of the decay and whether you need a filling or if a dental crown is necessary.
Give our office a call at 801-280-1911 today to schedule an appointment.