Same-Day Crowns with CEREC

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Dental crowns have long been a staple in restorative dentistry, offering a solution for damaged or weakened teeth. Traditional crowns, however, often required multiple appointments and the inconvenience of temporary crowns while waiting for the permanent one. Enter CEREC crowns – a cutting-edge advancement that has revolutionized the crown placement process. In today’s blog, your Family First Dental in Overland Park, KS will explore when a crown is necessary and the benefits of a same-day crown.

When Is a Crown Necessary?

Dental professionals may recommend crowns in various scenarios, such as extensive tooth decay, broken or fractured teeth, after root canal treatment, or for cosmetic reasons. When a tooth has significant decay that cannot be addressed with a filling, a crown may be the ideal solution to restore both form and function. Teeth that are fractured or broken, whether due to trauma or wear and tear, may require the stability and protection offered by a crown. After a root canal procedure, a tooth may become more brittle and prone to fractures. A crown provides the necessary reinforcement to ensure long-term durability. Crowns are also utilized for cosmetic purposes, such as improving the appearance of misshapen or discolored teeth.

Same-Day Technology

One of the standout benefits of CEREC crowns is the ability to receive a crown in a single dental visit. The traditional crown procedure typically involves impressions, a waiting period for the creation of the crown in a dental lab, and a subsequent appointment for fitting. CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, employs CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing) technology. This allows dentists to design, create, and place a crown in just one appointment, providing patients with immediate results and eliminating the need for temporary crowns.

Precision and Appearance

CEREC crowns are known for their precision and aesthetic appeal. The digital technology used in the design process ensures a perfect fit, reducing the likelihood of complications and enhancing the longevity of the restoration. The crowns are also crafted from high-quality ceramic materials, mimicking the natural appearance of teeth. This not only restores functionality but also contributes to an aesthetically pleasing smile. The ability to customize the color and shape of CEREC crowns ensures a seamless integration with the patient’s existing teeth.

Preserving Tooth Structure

Another significant advantage of CEREC crowns lies in their minimally invasive nature. The traditional crown placement often required a substantial removal of tooth structure to accommodate the crown. In contrast, CEREC technology allows for a more conservative approach. The digital scanning and designing process enables dentists to preserve more of the natural tooth, contributing to the overall health and longevity of the tooth structure.

We Can Help Restore Your Smile

The ability to receive a crown in a single visit, coupled with the precision and aesthetic benefits, makes CEREC technology a preferred choice for both patients and dental professionals. Knowing when a crown is necessary involves recognizing signs of tooth damage or decay, and consulting with a dentist for personalized recommendations. To learn more about crowns with CEREC technology, call us today at Family First Dental in Overland Park, KS at (913)381-2600.