If your tooth is broken, worn, or has portions damaged by tooth decay, your dentist may recommend a dental crown to address the problem. Unlike a filling, a crown is created in a lab and is custom-designed for your tooth and mouth. The downside to traditional dental crowns is that since they need to be completed in a lab, the process requires more than one visit to your dental office. There can be delays from the lab that can cause you to wait a few weeks for your crown to be inserted.
Some dentist offices offer CEREC dental crowns to alleviate this issue and allow for single-visit tooth restorations. CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) crowns are made from a very strong ceramic material that is designed, created, and inserted using computer-assisted technology. The high-quality ceramic material used is compatible with the natural tissue found in your mouth. It makes your teeth stronger and more beautiful, all while keeping your teeth looking natural.
Benefits of CEREC dental crowns over traditional crowns include:
- Time-Savings: Because CEREC crowns are made right in the dentist’s office and inserted in one visit, you will not have to make multiple appointments for your tooth restoration. At Chestnut Ridge Dental, we understand that your time is valuable, so we are proud to offer CEREC dental crowns to reduce the amount of time you have to take out of your busy life to visit our office.
- Increased Comfort: With traditional crowns, dentists will put a temporary crown in place until your permanent crown is ready. CEREC crowns remove the need for a temporary crown, eliminating potential discomfort and the possibility for the temporary crown to fall off.
- Elevated Aesthetics: CEREC crowns are made of strong, tooth-colored ceramic materials that are more natural-looking than traditional crowns. Others may not even be able to tell that your tooth has a crown because it will match the surrounding teeth and will not have a dark metal core like traditional crowns.
- Durability: The CEREC procedure is very reliable and will provide you with a durable crown that will last long-term. CEREC crowns are made from milled ceramic, which is stronger than the traditional method of layering and pressing.
Chestnut Ridge Dental is proud to offer single-visit CEREC crowns to our patients needing tooth restorations. Our dentists have vast experience and knowledge of the CEREC process. Our office is equipped with specialized equipment to design and create restorations in a single visit. Contact us today at (201) 391-4466 to schedule an appointment to discuss CEREC crowns!