Discover The Benefits of One Visit Cerec Crowns
posted: Oct 23, 2019.
When you have a compromised tooth, a dental crown may be your best treatment option. At Inspiration Dental in Riverview, your dentists, Dr. Janis Milne and Dr. Rosalia Kickish, offer these reliable restorations in a single office visit through innovative CEREC technology.
What is a CEREC crown?
Made from a single block of premium porcelain, a CEREC crown covers a decayed, cracked or misshapen tooth to support it, avoiding further damage and preventing infection. Unlike traditional crowns, CEREC crowns feature quick turnaround time--only one to two hours!
CEREC means Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic. In other words, your Riverview dentist evaluates your tooth, takes oral impressions, designs, creates, and manufactures the crown all in one place--right in the treatment room. You can even watch the dentist as she works through the entire process.
Key to single-visit crowns is innovative CAD-CAM software. CAD-CAM means computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing. Special impression equipment captures a three-dimensional image of your ailing tooth and the tissues and teeth surrounding it. This accurate image gives the dentist ample information to create your crown.
Then, the CEREC milling apparatus takes over. It precisely carves your restoration from one block of quality porcelain. This process takes 15 to 20 minutes. Afterwards, Dr. Milne or Dr. Kickish polish and color the crown so it blends well with its neighbors. Using a special permanent cement, she bonds it directly over your prepared tooth.
That's it. Your crown treatment is finished. You have a fully restored and beautiful tooth in just over an hour.
Advantages of CEREC crowns
Dental crowns have restored teeth for generations. The CEREC process, however, improves the quality and longevity of crowns and reduces treatment time. Advantages CEREC patients notice are:
- Realistic beauty in terms of color, shape, and size (no obvious gold or metal alloy)
- Quick turnaround time (Dental labs generally take a week or more to create and finish crowns.)
- No dark line between the crown and the gums
- Excellent durability (porcelain flexes as you bite and chew and lasts ten years or longer.)
- No uncomfortable oral impressions (The dentist takes a 3D photo of your tooth.)
- No temporary crowns
- One-visit convenience
Sharecare reports that 40 percent of the senior population in New York City has at least one dental crown. Many are modern CEREC restorations. Would you like to know more about them? Call Inspiration Dental today for a consultation with one of our dentists in Riverview, FL, at (813) 677-1200.