5 Important Facts You Should Know About CEREC Same Day Crowns

FAQ's for same day crowns

No More Waiting For Crowns

The dental crown is one of the best ways to treat significant tooth decay or damage, and it can change your life for the better. That’s why dentists provided an average of 13 crowns per month in 2016. With 200,419 dentists in America, that comes out to about 31 million crowns in a single year!

Those numbers should tell you just how important dental crowns are to modern dentistry, but what they don’t tell you is that crowns come with one considerable drawback—they take time to create. This means you’ll be waiting around with an uncomfortable temporary until your crown is ready.

Fortunately, modern technology has offered a solution to this problem.

With CEREC crowns, you can receive your dental crowns in one appointment. Instead of coming in to have your tooth prepared, then having a mold taken, then having a temporary crown placed, and then returning a few weeks later when the permanent crown is complete, you simply show up for your appointment and leave with a brand-new smile that day.

If you’d like to learn more about CEREC same day crowns, take a look at this list of five important facts you should know about this amazing innovation in dental restoration.

1. They’re faster and more convenient.

A dental crown is a prosthetic cover that’s designed to return form and function to a tooth that has experienced significant decay or damage but still retains a healthy root. In the past, crowns have been created by dental labs over a period of multiple weeks. However, single visit crowns have reduced that period to a single dental visit.

You’ll have an impression of your mouth created with an intraoral camera and then, in a matter of minutes, our CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic) system will create a permanent crown, which your dentist will then place in your mouth.

No temporaries necessary, no follow-up appointment, just a brand-new smile in a single day.

2. They’re durable.

One thing that some patients assume about same day crowns is that they can’t be as strong or as durable as a traditional crown, and that’s simply not true. CEREC crowns can last just as long, or even longer, than traditional crowns if properly cared for.

If you Google “how long do crowns last?” you’re going to get a wide range of estimates, and that’s because a big factor in the durability of a dental crown is how well you care for it.

If you don’t maintain good oral hygiene and you engage in unhealthy habits like chewing on ice or smoking, you’re likely to reduce the lifespan of your crown. If you take good care of your crown, it will be around for an average of 10 to 15 years.

3. They’re comfortable.

Although a traditional crown will certainly make your life far more comfortable once it’s finally fixed in your mouth, there’s a lot of discomfort that you’ll have to deal with on your journey there.

Traditional crowns use putty rather than an intraoral camera to make an impression of the patient’s mouth. This can be an unpleasant experience right from the start.

Then there’s the temporary crown that you’ll have to wear for a few weeks while you await the creation of your permanent one. Temporary crowns are designed to simply help you get by, which means they’re not all that comfortable.

Single visit crowns come with easier impressions, no temporaries, no waiting period, and a lot less discomfort.

4. They’re aesthetically pleasing.

Protecting your oral health and treating any pain you may be experiencing are the primary goals of a dental crown, but they’re not the only ones. The smile restoration they can provide is also crucial to many patients. If you can’t feel confident in your smile, you’ll struggle to feel confident at all.

Traditional crowns are sometimes created using metals as a base, and this can give them an appearance that doesn’t quite match the natural teeth. At least not as well as CEREC crowns can.

CEREC crowns are created with pure ceramic, which affords them a translucency that closely mimics a tooth. And our CAD/CAM technology helps the prosthetic closely match the surrounding natural teeth.

5. They’re safe.

One of the most common concerns patients express about single visit crowns is that they might be rushed and are therefore unsafe. However, that is not the case at all with CEREC same day crowns. They are just as effective and just as safe as traditional crowns.

Interested in Same Day Crowns?

If you’d like to receive a dental crown in a single visit, Orchard Dental Associates can help. Contact us online or call (361) 353-7341 to learn more.

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