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4 FAQs About CEREC Crowns
CEREC crowns have recently grown in popularity due to the ease and convenience that they offer patients in need of restoration. Dentist offices all over are beginning to implement the CEREC crown technology into their services and with good reason.
Dental crowns are one of the best ways to restore teeth that are in bad shape, whether that be due to decay or infections. With the help of CEREC technology, dental crowns can be placed quickly and efficiently.
Considering a dental restoration? CEREC crowns may be for you! In this article, we highlight a few frequently asked questions about these dental crowns. Read on to find out more!
FAQs about CEREC crowns
These frequently asked questions and answers address a few common things that often come up when someone wants to have CEREC crowns placed.
1. How do they work?
CEREC dental crowns are created in just one day! They work the same way that traditional dental crowns do, but they are custom-made the same day that the patient goes in for the restoration. Unlike traditional dental crowns, CEREC ones are created by a machine that uses a block of ceramic and imaging to produce it.
Dental crowns of all types work to restore a tooth that is in bad shape. However, CEREC ones offer convenience because they are available to the patient much quicker than traditional ones that are created in a lab.
2. What does CEREC stand for?
CEREC stands for chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics. In short, dentistry created dental crowns that can be made chairside at an affordable price all while helping the patient to achieve a more pleasing overall aesthetic.
3. Are CEREC dental crowns less effective?
Absolutely not! Dental crowns that are created using CEREC technology are no less effective than that of traditional dental crowns. Dental crowns can be made of ceramic materials even the traditional way. This happens to be the same material that CEREC ones are made of too.
The ceramic materials that make up the crown are strong, durable and very long-lasting. On top of their reliability, they are a natural tooth color which makes them pleasing to the eye and discreet.
4. How quickly can a CEREC crown be made?
When a patient goes in for their dental restoration appointment, the dentist can create the CEREC dental crown in under an hour. The CAD/CAM technology is used to take digital impressions of the patient’s mouth. The machine then uses the impressions to create the dental crown using a block of ceramic material. After that, the patient can receive their new dental crown!
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