Ask your dentist if you may be a candidate for a CEREC same day crown. Bite problems, advancing age, old fillings, and tooth decay can all contribute to the wearing down, cracking, or breaking your teeth. A tooth that is damaged does not necessarily need to be removed. Dental crowns (or caps) cover the entire visible surface of the affected tooth to add strength, durability, and tooth stability.
The process starts by reshaping your natural tooth, making it the right size to support a crown. The dentist will determine if the tooth is best restored with a dental lab made crown or a CEREC same day crown.
The first step is to reshape your natural tooth to make it the right size to support a crown. If a lab made crown is the best option, the next step is to take an impression of the prepared tooth. This serves as a template for the dental lab to make the crown. You will leave with a temporary to protect your teeth during the 7-10 business days the lab needs to fabricate the crown.
If a CEREC crown is the best option an impressions is not needed. The dentist uses a digital scan which is sent to our in-house milling machine. While you relax in the chair the milling machine creates your crown. The dentist then bonds it on to your tooth.
In most cases, the permanent crown is ready within about 7-10 days. Once we have your new crown, we’ll remove the temporary crown and replace it with the permanent one, cementing it on your tooth.
Crowns are either made from gold, ceramic, or a combination of gold and ceramic. The combinations of gold and ceramic crowns are extremely durable and are typically used in molars, which have to endure the force of chewing. Ceramic crowns, which look relatively similar to natural teeth, are generally used for front teeth.
Gold crowns are usually used in cases where strength matters more than looks.
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