One drawback of conventional dental crowns is that the patient must wear a temporary crown while awaiting the permanent one to be crafted by the dental lab. Patients who prefer a more condensed treatment timeline have a better option, though – CEREC dental crowns that are designed and fabricated in a single visit.
This treatment begins with the scanning and three-dimensional imaging of your teeth. Specialized computer software then analyzes those images to determine the specifications of your crown, which is produced from a block of material that is fashioned into a crown by the in-office milling unit.
Depending on the thickness of your crown, your holistic dentist may need to prepare the tooth by removing a thin layer of enamel in order to make room for the restoration. Finally, after the milling unit has finished the crown, the dentist will bond it to your teeth.
Just because the crowns are created more quickly, that doesn’t mean that quality is sacrificed in the process. The materials used in CEREC crowns are quite lifelike and can be tailored to match your surrounding teeth. CEREC crowns will look just as natural as your biological teeth!
In addition to the convenience and efficiency of CEREC crowns, this treatment approach has a few other benefits for patients. Because CEREC uses computer software to design the crown, the need for dental impressions of the tooth is eliminated. That process is messy and sometimes uncomfortable for patients.
CEREC crowns also contain no metal, which is also appealing to patients with sensitivities to the metals that may be incorporated into traditional crowns. Furthermore, this method has environmental benefits, as it cuts out the need for the dental impressions to be transported to the lab and the need for the crown to be taken back to the dentist’s office.
Patients who don’t want to wait weeks for their restoration should explore CEREC dental crowns as an alternative. Call the office of Dr. Amer at 714-838-8050 to learn more about this treatment, ask any questions you may have and schedule an appointment for your initial consultation.