Hi, Dr Thea here, I’m one of the gentle dentists of the Dental House Group.
This morning I looked after one of our patients, Robert from Bacchus Marsh. He came in because he accidentally cracked one of his teeth by biting onto the stone of a peach. He said to me, hey Thea, I have our son’s wedding this weekend, how quickly can we fix this? When I told him we can fix it on the same day with a CEREC Crown, he was so surprised! He thought it would take at least a couple of weeks.
It got me thinking… so many people are not aware of CEREC Crown, so I thought I’ll make a short video sharing with you about this modern technology.
CEREC Crown is also known as a same-day dental crown. It is a treatment that we often provide our patients here.
Crowns are dental caps that cover a tooth that has decayed beyond the extent of repair via filling, recently undergone root canal therapy, cracked or broken, or for aesthetic improvement. A crown can be a time consuming dental procedure but ultimately helps strengthen your damaged tooth. With CEREC crown technology, you can have a crown on your damaged tooth in just one appointment. A CEREC crown can quickly help you regain your confidence and bring your smile back to its original glow.
Ultimately, CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. The method utilises C-A-D/C-A-M, also known as computer-aided design or computer-aided manufacturing to create a crown that perfectly fits your damaged tooth. Your dentist will use the CAD/CAM technology to take scans and create a digital model of your teeth to design the crown. The CEREC crown is milled from a ceramic block based on the digital model, then perfectly shaded to match your natural teeth, and bonded to your tooth. All of this takes place in one appointment!
So, what are the benefits of CEREC crowns?
One of the most beneficial parts of a CEREC crown is that it looks and feels like a real tooth. The ceramic material is matched to your tooth’s colour and the 3D imaging technology accurately fits the crown to your bite and gum line. Some traditional crowns are made from metal and you can often see them poking out of your tooth. The CEREC crown process is typically more comfortable for patients and easier to fit into your schedule with just one appointment.
It’s important to continue good dental hygiene as crowned teeth are still susceptible to decay near the gum line. If you practice good oral hygiene, CEREC crowns have been proven to be just as durable and last between five and fifteen years like a traditional crown. The key here is by keeping up with your semi-annual hygiene visits and exams will aid in prolonging a lifelong healthy smile.
I hope this gives you a better understanding of same-day CEREC dental crowns. Here at Dental House Group, we have done this procedure so many times, so you will be in experienced hands. Simply give us a call on 1800GENTLE, direct message us on social media, or complete the form on our website. See you in the next video.
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