Your time is valuable, and if you’re like most people in today’s society, your schedule is full and you’re busy both at home and at work. That being said, you need to find time to take care of yourself and that includes regular visits to your dentist.
If your teeth are chipped, cracked or stained, but you’re hesitant to get the necessary dental work because of the time it would take, CEREC is the solution you’ve been waiting for. But what exactly makes CEREC restorations a better choice than traditional crowns?
No time is wasted
Unlike with traditional crowns, which require multiple procedures and dental visits, CEREC dentists can restore damaged teeth in a single visit. They use advanced CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) technology to image the tooth and create a permanent crown restoration that is ready within a couple of hours. It can then be placed on your existing tooth right away, with no need to go through messy impressions and wait two to three weeks with several visits to complete the process.
The entire process of getting CEREC crowns is much more comfortable and painless compared to traditional crowns. Dentists are able to preserve more of the healthy part of your tooth when preparing it for the new restoration. It also requires fewer injections and anesthetic than traditional crowns, and you can have the custom-created, top quality crown placed in your mouth within one to two hours while you relax in the dentist chair.
A perfect match
Whereas traditional crowns are fabricated in a laboratory, CEREC crowns are made in house to match your existing teeth perfectly. There are more than 17 tooth shades to choose from, and CEREC dentists design the restoration while looking in your mouth, giving them the ability to see exactly what the crown will look like. CEREC restorations are metal-free, with no bulky porcelain, or silver filling showing, giving them a more natural look.
CEREC restorations are highly-resistant to damage and outlast traditional crowns. Because they are made from a single block of material, they are considerably stronger than many other types of crowns. CEREC dentists make them from tooth-coloured ceramic material that is just as hard as real teeth, meaning the filling will wear the same as your natural tooth structure, and be strong enough to withstand the pressure from your bite.
Dentists everywhere are recommending CEREC to their patients; don’t suffer from a damaged tooth for any longer than you have to. Schedule an appointment with a CEREC dentist today!