April 19, 2020
When damage or decay is too large to fill, dentists will typically resort to using dental crowns. This treatment successfully strengthens weakened teeth while protecting them in the future. If you’ve received a crown in the past, you may have gotten one that is designed with metal or stainless steel. These crowns aren’t bad, however modern technology now offers a better, more aesthetically appealing alternative. Keep reading to learn about CEREC crowns in Windsor and how they can be used to replace your traditional restorations.
But First, How Do Traditional Crowns Work?
Dental crowns get their name because they are designed to literally “crown” or cover the entire visible portion of your tooth. This successfully strengthens decayed, weakened, or damaged teeth while also delivering a functional smile. Requiring at least two appointments, you’ll visit your dentist for the first, where they will remove a slight portion of tooth enamel and take impressions of your smile. These are sent to a dental lab for the creation of your crowns. Typically, traditional crowns are made with a mix of metal and dental ceramic, but this will depend on your restoration. After, you’ll come in for a second appointment, where your dentist will place your crowns.
What Are CEREC Crowns?
The biggest difference between traditional and CEREC crowns is that unlike the previous option, CEREC only requires a single dental appointment. This is possible because your dentist can use computer modeling software to custom make restorations without sending impressions to a lab. This is done by taking images of the affected areas, which are used to create a 3D model of the tooth. This model is then sent to an in-office milling system, which carves your CEREC same-day dental crown out of a single block of high-quality dental porcelain. Patients can walk out of the office with a fully restored smile in just one visit!
The Benefits of Replacing Traditional Crowns with CEREC Restorations
There are many benefits of getting CEREC crowns over traditional ones, including:
- Appearance: Created from a single block of dental porcelain, CEREC dental crowns mimic the look of your natural teeth. Plus, they reflect light the same for amazing aesthetics.
- Durability: Dental porcelain is relatively stain-proof, making it harder to discolor your restoration in the future.
- Convenience: Possibly the biggest benefit, patients can enjoy a completely personalized restoration in just one appointment.
- Confidence: With the use of the latest technology, this treatment is predictable, giving you confidence in effective and consistent care.
Are you ready to replace your old crowns with a new way to smile? Contact your dentist to get started on CEREC same-day crowns.
About the Practice
At Day Hill Dental, we have a team of 5 experienced dentists who combine their training and knowledge to provide the best care for their patients. They are committed to offering the latest and greatest services, which is why they have CEREC same-day crowns as a treatment option. If you have any questions, they can be reached through their website or by phone at (860) 688-5585.
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