The process of getting a traditional crown requires patients to put time aside for at least two appointments, not to mention putting up with a temporary crown for a two-week period. CEREC crowns, on the other hand, enable patients to have a crown designed, milled, and fitted in a single appointment.
CEREC is one of the most significant advancements in modern dentistry, benefitting the patient in several important ways.
What happens during my CEREC appointment?
Once we have ascertained your suitability for treatment, your dentist will take digital impressions of your teeth in order to obtain a highly accurate 3D image of your teeth. This will inform the design of the CEREC crown where shape, dimensions, volume, and size are concerned. Once a solid design plan has been drawn up, your dentist can mill (create) the crown – this takes fewer than 20 minutes and you are welcome to wait in our cosy waiting room or watch whilst the crown is milled (many patients find the process very impressive to watch!).
Round-up of the benefits
- The whole process takes around 2 hours – no need to take a whole day off work.
- As digital impressions are used (as opposed to uncomfortable alginate versions), patient comfort is improved and the process is streamlined.
- CEREC crowns are made in the image of your smile from porcelain, the most tooth-like material out there. Its glossy finish delivers a fantastic aesthetic and your dentist here at Lander will match it to the shade of your existing teeth.
- No need for a temporary crown as everything is completed in one appointment.
The survival rate for a CEREC crown after 10 years is over 90% and they can last a lifetime if properly cared for. They do not require any special treatment; just ensure that you are brushing for two minutes twice a day, flossing daily, and regularly visiting the dentist and hygienist to prevent any complications.
If you would like more information about CEREC crowns here at Lander in the city of Truro, please do not hesitate to contact us.