If you need a dental crown, you may be curious about the difference between a traditional crown and crown made using CEREC technology. Here at Dental Studio 121, we offer realistic-looking dental crowns created using CEREC technology. Our Dr. Bafna has completed advanced coursework to become an expert in using this technology so he can provide our patients with the highest quality care possible. Moreover, these crowns are created in our own office rather at an off-site dental lab. With crowns created using CEREC technology, you can walk out the very same day with the real thing! Read on to learn why you may need a crown, and the difference between a traditional crown and our same-day CEREC crowns.
Some Reasons You May Need a Dental Crown
A crown is essentially a cap for your tooth that covers any dental work that has been done for any of the following reasons:
- Large fillings have deteriorated and are falling out, compromising the structure of the tooth
- Broken, chipped, or cracked teeth
- Large or deep areas of decay
- Teeth that are severely worn down
- After root canal therapy
Traditional Dental Crowns
This type of crown is the one you probably think of when you hear about dental crowns. They are made of various materials, including porcelain, resin, metal, and ceramic. The placement of a traditional crown is a multiple visit process. Impressions need to be taken of your mouth, the crown has to be milled off-site (which can take weeks!), a temporary crown will be placed while you are waiting for your permanent crown, and then another visit is needed to position the final product in your mouth. Over the years when traditional crowns were our only option, dental professionals noted the following drawbacks:
- Sensitivity caused by temporary crowns
- Temporary crowns that popped off while waiting for the final crown
- Chipping of the porcelain where it met the metal post
- Increased inconvenience for the patient due to discomfort and multiple visits
Same-Day CEREC Dental Crowns
CEREC technology is the new and improved process of producing a custom-crafted dental crowns. The revolutionary Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic crowns, abbreviated CEREC, allows us to complete the entire process in a single day! CEREC crowns look and feel like your natural teeth and with proper care they can last much longer than 10-15 years. Though it takes a fraction of the time that a traditional crown would require, a CEREC crown is incredibly durable.
Get In Touch with Our Team!
If you are concerned about the aesthetics of a crown, CEREC crowns are also the most visually appealing option you could hope for. Call our office today and schedule an appointment with out team to learn more about CEREC crowns.Contact Us