Ben Tindal, DMD, MS
How Long Does it Take to Make A CEREC Crown?
Did you know that 90% of Americans have had at least one cavity by their 21st birthday? Plus, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research reported that adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have over three decayed or missing teeth on average! So, it’s not surprising that dental crowns are one of the most popular treatments year after year. However, patients today can benefit from a CEREC crown, which can be created and placed in one visit! Read on for what they are, how they are made, and five of their advantages.
What are CEREC Crowns?
Previously, traditional crowns were the go-to treatment option for patients with a fractured, cracked, or otherwise impaired tooth. However, the process would take two or more weeks to complete entirely, which was inconvenient for patients. Fortunately, that’s where CEREC crowns come in! With this innovative technology, dentists can construct, produce, and insert crowns in a single visit. So, while they function much like traditional crowns, they offer patients the convenience of getting long-lasting, effective treatment on the day of their appointment!
How are CEREC Crowns made?
At its core, the process of making a CEREC crown is relatively simple. First, a three-dimensional impression is taken of your teeth using a small camera. From there, the CEREC machine will use computer-aided design to create a clone of your tooth from a block of porcelain. Once the shape, size, and details are perfected, the crown is glazed and color-matched to ensure you are left with a seamless smile. Lastly, your dentist will attach your CEREC crown to the prepared tooth, and your oral health will be restored!
5 additional benefits of CEREC Crowns
Same-day treatment is a major advantage of CEREC crowns, but they can do more than just fix your teeth in one visit! Here are five additional benefits:
Skip unpleasant, gooey impressions.
Less time off work for dental care.
Save money by avoiding additional appointments and paying for temporary crowns.
CEREC crowns can preserve more of your original tooth.
They are natural-looking!
Since tooth decay and cavities are on the rise, it is more important now than ever to protect your teeth and gums. Fortunately, your dentist can treat issues like these quickly with CEREC crowns. That way, you can enjoy a healthy smile for years to come!