For patients getting ready to undergo dental restoration with a CEREC® dentist, worries are common. Many patients are concerned that their smiles may be impacted, such as if a new crown does not quite match the color of their existing teeth. In fact, this technique uses Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic® technology to create…
What Your Should Consider With CEREC Same Day Dentistry
CEREC® is a crown that can be used to strengthen a weakened tooth. A person can require a crown to be put in place for several reasons. There are different types of crowns your dentist may recommend.CEREC crowns are just as strong as traditional crowns and will provide the same long-lasting effect. This type of crown stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics.
The technology behind this type of crown is innovative. It uses CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing). Your dentist will use this advanced technology to take pictures of your teeth and then have a perfectly fit crown made from a block of ceramic to fit over your damaged tooth.
Why would I need a crown?
If you maintain a healthy oral hygiene routine and keep your regularly scheduled dental examinations, you should be well on your way to maintaining and keeping good oral health reports. You need these visits to make sure that your dentist can catch and treat any issues early if you have any kinds of problems.
- Tooth decay
- Cracked tooth
- Weakened enamel/tooth
- Broken tooth
Any of these listed reasons will prompt your dentist to talk with you about requiring a dental crown. They will discuss all the options available to you and determine which option best suits your needs.
Not all dental offices have access to this type of crown. Ask your dentist if they can accommodate your request for this type of crown if you think it may be a good fit for you.
How much does this type of crown cost?
CEREC crowns are usually not more than a few hundred dollars more expensive than a traditional crown. You can call your dental insurance and ask if it covers this type of crown or have your dental office check into it for you.
Even if the crown isn’t covered, your dentist may be able to offer you an affordable payment plan option. Make sure you know of all costs going into any procedure.
This crown is made from ceramic, unlike a traditional crown made from several composite materials. The most common is porcelain or porcelain-infused metal. Both are strong and reliable.
These crowns can last up to 15 years if taken care of properly. The patient will be told to avoid chewing or biting down on anything hard and not grind their teeth. The longevity of the crown depends on how it is cared for.
Discuss your options
Whenever you require any dental work, it is a good idea to sit down with your dentist, discuss all your options, and let them know your aesthetic and financial expectations.
They are there to help you in any way they can. Your dentist wants you to be confident and happy with your smile and will do what they can to meet your personal needs.
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