Same-Day CEREC Crowns To Restore Your Beautiful Smile

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When you have broken a tooth due to accident and you want to have it fixed in one sitting, the dentist usually suggests CEREC crowns or single day crowns made from ceramic. The procedure for the traditional porcelain crowns usually takes two appointments with the dentist to restore the beautiful smile.

The dentist usually decides on the most suitable type of dental crown for your needs. There are 3 types of materials that are commonly used for traditional dental crowns. Porcelain or ceramic are used on the damaged front teeth to avoid a metallic smile. Another option is metal which is used for crowns because of its durability and strength. An example of metal that has become a popular choice is gold.

Porcelain can also be fused to metal crowns for both aesthetics and function. The outer surface of the crown is made from porcelain for aesthetics and the inner surface is made from metal for better bonding to the teeth.

The technology for CEREC crown has been perfected to save the tooth. In one single appointment, everything from preparation to tooth fixing until the final crown is placed can be completed. There is no need to return for a permanent crown to replace the temporary crown.

Less preparation is needed in the CEREC crown. After the tooth has been prepared, the dentist will use a special camera called intra oral camera that can take a 3D image of the tooth. With the help of a computer, the dentist will design a digital 3D image of the tooth and the crown. To ensure precision, the design will be edited for indentations, ridges, pits and fissures.

When the final design has been completed, the dentist will use a milling machine to carve a replica of the design.  A crown will be made out of a single ceramic block and then glued to the tooth.

One of the advantages of CEREC crowns is cost and time efficiency. You save time because you get a crown in a single sitting. You save money because you do not have to be absent from work for a second appointment. Your beautiful smile will be restored in just a few hours.

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