The 3 BIG Advantages of CEREC Same-Day Crowns
Nobody enjoys having a cavity.
But throughout your adult life, you’ve probably experienced a cavity or two. The routine goes like this: you have a cavity, you get a filling. You have a cavity, you get a filling. You have a cavity, you get a filling. However, what happens when your tooth is too damaged or too decayed to be repaired with a dental filling?
For decades, dentists have turned to dental crowns to repair seriously damaged or seriously decayed teeth. What is a dental crown? A dental crown is a cap that completely covers and encases your existing tooth. Dental crowns are made of ceramic and designed to mimic the natural appearance of your teeth.
There are also many other reasons why you might need to have a dental crown placed. You might need to have a dental crown placed after an infection is removed from your tooth with a root canal. A dental crown may be used in conjunction with a dental implant to replace a missing tooth. A dental crown may be used in place of a large, ineffective dental filling. A dental crown may be used as an anchor for a fixed dental bridge.
Dental crowns are certainly a time-tested technology. But that doesn’t mean you have to rely old-fashion dental technology for your dental crowns. In decades past, dental crowns often required you to attend several dentist appointments before your tooth would be fully restored. In fact, that’s still the case at most dentist offices in Texas.
But that’s not that case at All Smiles in Jacksonville, TX! We’re proud to offer CEREC crowns at our comfortable and modern office. Unlike the vast majority of dental crowns, CEREC crowns only take one appointment to place. But that’s not the only advantage of a CEREC crown! In today’s post of our dental health blog, we’re going to look at three major advantages of choosing a CEREC crown. Let’s get started!
Advantage #1: CEREC Crowns Save You Time and Hassle
As we mentioned before, traditional dental crowns require two or more visits to apply. On the first, the dentist prepares your tooth to receive the crown. This is done by removing decay and reducing the size of your tooth. The dentist then takes impressions of the tooth that are used to create your new dental crown which are sent to an outside dental laboratory. You’re then fitted with a temporary crown to protect the tooth. Weeks later you return to the office to have the permanent crown placed.
CEREC crowns save you both time and hassle. Your tooth is prepared to receive the crown, then we take impressions of your tooth. But instead of sending that information to an outside dental laboratory, we input the information into our state-of-the-art CEREC machine. Your new dental crown is milled right here in the office, and we place it the same visit. That’s much less time and hassle!
Advantage #2: Your CEREC Crown Will Look and Function Just Like Your Natural Teeth
CEREC crowns also look great. We produce our crowns with high quality ceramic materials. The result is a crown that blends seamlessly with your natural teeth. We even color-match your crown so that it so it precisely matches the color of your surrounding teeth. That means no one will ever know that it’s not your natural tooth!
But CEREC crowns don’t just look great, they’ll also restore your natural chewing ability. If a damaged tooth has been causing you pain, chances are it may hurt to chew your favorite foods. CEREC offers relief for that pain and restores your all chewing ability. Best of all, clinical trials and university research have shown CEREC crowns to be just as effective as traditional dental crowns.
Advantage #3: Your CEREC Crown Will Save You Money
CEREC crowns don’t require multiple appointments. They also don’t require the use of temporary crowns. That cuts down on the expense of placing your CEREC crown. Plus placing crown on the same-day means less time spent in our office and less time spent missing work. Plus with proper care, your CEREC crown will last for decades!
Do you need a dental crown? Then make the smart choice and choose a CEREC crown from All Smiles in Jacksonville, TX. You can schedule an appointment by calling our office at 903-625-9297 or filling out this online form.