CEREC Same Day Crown
A crown is a prosthetic device that is shaped like a tooth and used to cover a damaged tooth or a dental implant. CEREC stands for CEramic REConstruction or Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. CEREC utilizes CAD/CAM (Computer Assisted Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) to obtain impressions of the teeth and create the different types of precisely fitting dental restoration, including crowns, inlays, onlays, veneers, dental implants, bridges, and orthodontic prosthetics.
CEREC based restorations are more reliable than other restorations because of their precision and the level of hygiene observed in their preparation. They eradicate messy impressions and human error to a good extent. They prevent the wastage of materials normally used for the manufacturing of temporary crowns in the traditional method. They also increase convenience since similar procedures usually require multiple appointments while CEREC crowns can be created in one appointment. CEREC crowns can be created right here at Peninsula Family Dental Center. With CEREC crowns, there is not a need for temporary crowns. CEREC crowns are also metal-free. In addition, they prevent the discomfort of multiple anesthesia injections.
The very first step is taking a detailed history and carrying out of a thorough oral examination. If there are dental caries present, they are treated before the actual crown restoration commences. Our dental professional then applies anesthesia to the tooth he or she is to work on, and then he or she prepares the tooth. The CEREC device is next used to scan the tooth and take a 3-D impression with the aid of a camera. The impression the CEREC takes creates a computerized record of the crown design. Our dental professional sends this design to the dental office or laboratory where the dental crown is created from a single block of ceramic via the CEREC mill. This crown is then polished and bonded to your natural tooth.
How Much Do CEREC Crowns Cost?
Another benefit of CEREC crowns is their cost. The cost of the CEREC crown procedure depends on a number of factors. It depends on our dental professional's level of experience, your insurance coverage, the type of procedures covered by your insurance, and the location of the clinic. You may also be able to negotiate a payment plan with our office.
How to Care for Your CEREC Crown
Just like manually-made crowns, CEREC crowns have to be adequately maintained in order to preserve their whiteness. You should cut down on foods that stain the teeth, such as tea, wine, coffee, and tobacco. Keep your teeth clean by brushing at least twice and flossing daily. Keep sticky and hard foods and objects away from your mouth. Patients with bruxism are advised to use mouthguards at night to preserve the lifespan of their CEREC crowns. Also, make regular trips to our dental office to have them checked and cleaned.
CEREC crowns last longer than crowns made by traditional means. They are able to withstand more force from chewing. CEREC makes use of a single block of ceramic and not a combination of ceramic and metal found in traditional crowns. The ceramic used to prepare CEREC crowns gives a more natural appearance than the non-CEREC crowns. Please call (907) 283-9125 to contact Peninsula Family Dental Center so our professionals can discuss and assess your need for CEREC crowns.