WHAT ARE CEREC SAME-DAY CROWNS?
Did you know…
Dental crowns can last up to 15 years when securely placed and properly maintained.
CEREC SAME-DAY CROWN TREATMENT PROCESS
The first step is the consultation where the dentist will examine your teeth and dental history to determine whether CEREC crowns are a good fit for you. Patients with fractured, severely decayed, or cracked teeth are ideal candidates for the procedure. You must also have considerably healthy teeth and gums to qualify for CEREC crowns.
If the dentist gives you the green light, the next step is preparing for the crown, which involves scraping or drilling away bacteria and the damaged parts of your teeth. The dentist may use a local anesthetic to ensure the process is painless. This is followed by a thorough dental cleaning before moving to the next step.
TAKING DIGITAL IMPRESSIONS
The dentist will then use the CEREC Omnicam, a powder-free, digital dental impression system, to scan your teeth. The result of the scan is a 3D render of your teeth that the dentist will use to create the crown. The dentist will design the crown to match the exact shape and color of your teeth.
The 3D renders are exported to a milling machine that carves a ceramic block to create the dental crowns. This is an automated process and will require little intervention from the dentist. After around 20 minutes, the milling machine produces dental crowns.
BONDING AND POLISHING
With the dental crowns at hand, the dentist will check the color and fit of the CEREC crowns. They’ll then smear a special adhesive on the tooth before bonding the crown. Once secure, they’ll use a rubber cup and polishing paste to polish the crown, giving it a more natural appearance.
Did you know…
Your dental crown is custom crafted to match the exact shade of your surrounding teeth.
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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET CEREC SAME-DAY CROWNS?
Patients can get their CEREC crowns designed, fabricated, and fitted in about 60 to 90 minutes. The procedure is non-invasive, painless, and rarely requires follow-up visits. However, you might have to book your appointment early on so that your Greensboro dentist can prepare adequately.
HOW LONG DOES A CEREC CROWN LAST?
The lifespan of your CERC crown depends on your lifestyle, oral habits, and diet. That being said, avoid acidic, hard, and gummy foods to get the most out of your crowns. These not only corrode the dental crowns and adhesive, but they can also stain the crown and ruin its appearance.
You should also refrain from excessive consumption of alcoholic drinks and smoking too much tobacco. Also, avoid using the crowned teeth as a tool for opening beer bottles or removing thumbtacks. Doing so damages the crown and compromises its longevity. Lastly, remember to practice proper oral hygiene by brushing and flossing your teeth regularly.
Did you know…
Stainless steel crowns are typically used to restore baby or primary teeth in children.