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What You Should Know About CEREC Dental Crowns

by Jeremiah Barnett

A common dental problem that you will eventually face is tooth decay. While a dental filling is usually enough to correct the damage that has been caused, a crown may be required to give the tooth additional strength. Thankfully, the CEREC dental crown has made the process of getting one very easy. Here are some things you should know about CEREC dental crowns.

The Advantages of CEREC Dental Crowns

The process of getting a standard dental crown can take many weeks to complete, which will require you to go to your dentist several times. You'll need a temporary dental crown while the final one is being prepared, which can be uncomfortable to wear during that time.

Thankfully, CEREC dental crowns do not have this issue. They are created at your dentist's office on the very same day, which significantly speeds up the process of getting a dental crown installed. This is all thanks to modern technology that improves the process. A dentist uses a special camera to take an impression of the damaged tooth, and computer software creates a model that designs the crown that should be a perfect fit. It is then created in the office using ceramic material.

The Required Care of CEREC Dental Crowns

Don't make the mistake of assuming that CEREC dental crowns will be weaker than traditional crowns. This causes you to assume that CEREC dental crowns require more maintenance in order to keep the crown in great shape. This isn't true since CEREC dental crowns have the same strength as a traditional crown.

CEREC dental crowns do require maintenance, but it is the same type of maintenance that a regular crown would require. This includes continuing to brush your teeth and floss every single day to keep decay away and attend semi-annual cleaning and inspections.

That said, the crown is not impervious to damage. You still need to be mindful of what you are chewing on with the crown since hard objects can cause it to become damaged or dislodged. If the crown does become dislodged, it is important that you save the crown so that it can be placed back on your tooth. Otherwise, you'll need to pay for a new CEREC dental crown to be made

You'll find that CEREC dental crowns work great for single teeth, bridges, or any situation that requires a crown. Speak with your dentist for more information. For more information, contact a company like David Russell DDS, Inc.