What Does CEREC Stand For?
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Your dentist uses CEREC technology to fabricate and place a crown in one same day dental process.
How Does My Dentist Fabricate a Crown With CEREC?
CEREC same-day dental crowns use Computer Aided Design/ Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology and 3D imaging to create a crown that fits your tooth perfectly. A CEREC crown retains your natural bite and gumline contours.
Your dentist first takes a 3D image of your tooth with an intraoral scanner. The image is converted to a digital model with the CEREC CAD/CAM software. The digital model is transmitted to the milling machine.
The crown is milled from a ceramic block. You and your dentist choose a shade that matches your natural teeth precisely. Then the crown is affixed to your damaged tooth.
What Are CEREC Crowns Made Of?
A durable ceramic material.
What Are The Benefits of CEREC Dental Crowns?
- Restores tooth function in one dental appointment
- A CEREC crown only requires one dental visit
- Prevents potential problems with temporary crowns
- Tooth prep for a CEREC crown maintains more of your existing tooth structure
- CEREC may be more affordable than a traditional crown
- CEREC crowns fit better than standard crowns
- It avoids decay that’s possible with a tooth waiting for a permanent crown
Will My Tooth Hurt?
Your crowned tooth may be sensitive for a couple of days after placement. Toothpaste made for sensitive teeth may alleviate the sensitivity.
Avoid chewy or sticky foods during this period. Brush and floss your new crown as you (hopefully~> do with your natural teeth.
A tooth with a crown is prone to decay near the gumline. Come into Oceanside Dental Excellence twice a year for dental cleaning and examination.
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