6 Benefits of CEREC Same-Day Crowns
In many dental practices today getting a crown requires two, or more, appointments, a temporary crown while you wait for your final crown to be made in a lab outside of the office. This usually means more missing work, kids’ activities, or family commitments. At BDS we have invested in the latest dental technology to provide custom crowns in just one appointment. With our CEREC PrimeScan digital scanner and onsite milling system, we can offer our patients custom crowns and partial crowns in a single visit to the dentist.
Along with the quality and convenience this offers you, here are 6 additional benefits of CEREC same-day crowns:
- No more temporary crowns
Getting a crown used to mean having to deal with the inconvenience of a temporary crown while your permanent crown was being milled off-site. Because they are meant to be worn for a short period of time, temporary crowns often do not blend in with your surrounding teeth and feel less than stable when you eat. They can fall out and mean even more time in the chair getting the temp reseated.
Because CEREC crowns are milled in our office as you wait, there’s no need for a temporary crown. Instead, you leave our office with beautiful crown that has been custom fit for you.
- Putty-free digital impressions
Not only is the dental putty used to make an impression for a crown messy, it also is not always accurate. A crown milled from a putty impression is less likely to fit properly and require more adjustments than a crown created from the three-dimensional digital impressions the scanners allow us to create. Our dentists us the scans and advanced software programs to digitally design your crown in minutes and can then send those design files straight to the milling unit down the hall to make the crown onsite.
- An exact fit for immediate comfort
The creation of your CEREC crown starts with a comprehensive digital scan of your mouth. Using the advanced CEREC software, this scan generates a three-dimensional model that is used to mill your crown.
Because your crown is based on a detailed, digital model, the CEREC mill can create a crown that often requires little adjustment for an exact fit. When your crown fits snugly next to the surrounding teeth, it feels and acts more like a natural tooth.
- Advanced materials mean more natural-looking crowns
CEREC crowns are made from a single block of ceramic material that can be matched to the color of your surrounding teeth. This advanced ceramic material means that a CEREC crown is practically unnoticeable next to your natural teeth.
- As durable and long-lasting as traditional crowns
The advanced CEREC ceramic material is not just more natural-looking, it is engineered to last for years. With proper home dental care and regular dental cleanings, CEREC crowns last as long, if not longer, than traditional crowns.
You can extend the life of your CEREC crown with simple steps that protect the health of all of your teeth. These include: wearing a nightguard if advised, limiting teeth-staining food and beverages, and avoiding chewing on hard objects, like ice or candy.
- Gives your tooth optimal protection
When a crown fits over your tooth precisely, it can offer that tooth the best level of protection. Because CEREC crowns are custom fit, they cover the tooth below tightly, preventing further damage or decay.
The accurate fit of a CEREC crown can better protect teeth that have been cracked or broken. When placed over the damaged tooth, a CEREC crown can hold the tooth together and restore its appearance.
At BDS, we are always looking for the most advanced dental technologies to offer the best possible care for our patients. With CEREC crowns, we can provide our patients with same-day crowns that both save time and look amazing!