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What are CEREC Crowns?

Posted in Crowns

Dental crowns can enhance your smile along with restoring your teeth.  The down side to a traditional crown however, is that the process usually requires multiple appointments, the need to take messy dental impressions and having to wear a temporary crown.  This is not the case with CEREC Crowns!

CEREC stands for, “Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics” or “Ceramic Reconstruction.”  Thanks to modern technology, the CEREC crowns can be made specifically for your teeth in the dental office and placed in your mouth all in one appointment!  This alleviates the need to take dental impressions of your teeth, to wear a temporary crown, or to wait a couple of weeks on a dental lab to create a crown specifically made for your tooth or dental implant.

CEREC crowns are made of material that is remarkably stronger than many other kinds of traditional crowns.  With these types of crowns, digital computer technology is used to chart all of the details of your tooth needing the crown as well as surrounding teeth.  Your dentist can then match the crown color to the color of your other teeth, design and produce a perfectly matched crown that will be placed onto your tooth or dental implant in the correct position.  This is why dental impressions are unnecessary with CEREC crowns.

Overall, patient satisfaction appears to be high with CEREC crowns due to the above benefits.  The entire process is more time efficient and in most cases, more comfortable for the patient.  So the next time your dentist tells you that you need a crown, ask him/her if CEREC crowns are available in their dental office.

Posted on behalf of:
Rolling Ridge Dentistry
7510 Ramble Way #101
Raleigh, NC 27616
(919) 809-7192

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