Same Day Crowns
Dental crowns are cosmetic coverings that are used to protect or to restore the aesthetics of damaged teeth. Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics crowns, better known by its abbreviation CEREC crowns, are a variation of traditional dental crowns that are made of strong ceramics. The dental crowns are designed and manufactured using computer-assisted technology.
CEREC crowns are used by individuals with decaying teeth or to protect teeth that are chipped or fractured, and by patients who do not want to wait too long to get crowns. Traditional dental crowns take two weeks before they are fitted. Here at Sola Smile Co., we regularly make use of such advances in technology for designing these same day crowns.
CEREC Crowns and Their Benefits
Traditional crowns take approximately two weeks to design, whereas CEREC crowns can be fitted on the same day. Our experts use computer-assisted design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to create a digital image of your jaw using an intraoral camera. The crowns are designed using this image and finally manufactured. The manufacturing procedure closely resembles the working of a 3D printer. Prior to placing the crowns, the crown will be polished. If you are looking for getting a crown on short notice, CEREC crowns should are an excellent choice.
CEREC crowns are the closest thing to your natural teeth in comparison to conventional crowns. The ceramic material is sturdy and can last a long time. Moreover, CEREC crowns lack a metal core, so they feel negligible in weight.
CEREC Crowns Vs. Conventional Crowns
CEREC is a far superior choice of crown compared to conventional crowns. Unlike traditional crowns, which require a two-week-long procedure before you can get a crown, CEREC crowns can be fitted the same day.
The imaging, designing, and manufacturing of CEREC crowns also takes a short amount of time, whereas conventional crowns require x-ray imaging followed by molding and several other steps before the crown can be fitted. Both CEREC and traditional crowns have the same durability and sturdiness; neither is superior to the other in terms of this. Shorter production time does not mean the product will lack durability.
Taking Care of CEREC Crowns
To prolong the life of your dental crown, hygiene basics are the same as they are for taking care of your teeth. Brush your teeth regularly two times per day, once at night and once in the morning. It is also important to be sure to cultivate the habit of flossing. It is essential to note that following the procedure, the site where the crown is attached will be sensitive to hot or cold temperatures and varying pressures.
Additionally, we recommend avoiding consumption of substances that may stain your crowns, such as tea, coffee, and wine, and sugary or starchy foods as they may stick to the crowns. Most CEREC crowns can last up to 10 to 20 years if cared for properly and by following the guidelines mentioned earlier.
To learn more about CEREC crowns and if they may be the right option for your needs, please contact us here at Sola Smile Co. by calling 512-615-9405 to set up an appointment.