Thanks to modern advancements in technology, there are now so many ways to repair, restore, and replace compromised teeth—and among those options are CEREC crowns. This awesome solution allows your dentist to quickly provide your smile with a restoration that can last for years. Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about the CEREC crown process, how long it takes, and the many benefits that this solution has to offer.
What Are CEREC Crowns?
Dental crowns are used to reinforce weakened or compromised teeth. They can also be used to correct superficial issues like chips and cracks that have developed in teeth. They’re a useful and flexible restorative option with several applications—and CEREC crowns are even more incredible.
CEREC crowns are different than traditional crowns, as they’re fabricated with the help of a special machine. First, a tiny camera takes several pictures of your mouth to create a digital 3D impression of your teeth, which the CEREC machine then uses to manufacture your crowns with the assistance of computer-aided design. This allows for a quicker process and a precisely measured crown that will fit your mouth perfectly! With proper care, these awesome crowns can last for up to 10 – 15 years.
How Long Does It Take to Create a CEREC Crown?
Typically, traditional dental crowns take about two or three weeks to receive. However, the process for getting CEREC crowns is incredibly streamlined and usually takes only a single appointment. Your dentist won’t have to spend multiple appointments measuring your teeth and preparing your crowns, and you won’t have to wear temporary crowns either. You also won’t have to be anywhere near that gooey, foul-tasting impression material! Once your dentist has taken the digital impressions, it’s simply a matter of letting the CEREC machine do its job and manufacture perfect, ready-to-wear crowns.
What Are the Benefits of Getting CEREC Crowns?
Same-day treatment is just one of the many benefits of getting CEREC crowns! Some other awesome benefits include:
- Made of a high-quality porcelain that increases your chewing power and looks natural.
- More stain-resistant than your natural teeth.
- Preserves more of your original tooth compared to a traditional crown.
- Improves oral health by restoring compromised teeth.
If you’re curious about receiving CEREC crowns, talk with your dentist to see if they’re a viable solution for you. They’re a quicker and more convenient alternative to the traditional route without sacrificing any quality whatsoever.
About the Practice
The team at Framingham Family Dental Care is honored to serve the dental needs of the Framingham, MA area under the leadership of Dr. Adelina Duka and Dr. Arvi Duka. Together they combine several years of experience to offer a wide range of services, including restorative options like CEREC crowns. If you have any questions about the article or would like to arrange a visit, you can contact the practice online or over the phone for assistance: (508) 626-2402.