Old fashioned dental crowns require multiple visits to the dental office. It proves to be a great inconvenience, especially for individuals who have dental phobia. Thankfully, Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC) technology is helping dentists to expedite orthodontics, implantology, and restorative treatments. What are the advantages of a 1 appointment dental crown?
Put simply, the CEREC tooth restoration technology enables dentists to create precise bridges, onlays, inlays, veneers, and crowns out of a single ceramics block within minutes. The cumbersome process of creating plaster models, sending them over to the labs, and waiting for the final product to be shipped is eliminated. But, only a selected few dental offices have adapted this fascinating technology. Dr Donnie Dean at Dean Cosmetic Dentistry is a leader in cosmetic dental technology and one of the first dentist in the south east to implement this advanced technology.
What is a CEREC implant restoration? Why choose CEREC?
The empty space formed from the tooth extraction needs to be filled as soon as possible to avoid face-sagging as well as preventing nearby teeth from changing position. The traditional implant procedure is lengthy and requires visiting the dental office multiple times every month. On the other hand, dentists can complete the job in a single visit with CEREC dental implants in certain situations. Quite often in an hour or less!
CEREC technology involves the use of computer-aided manufacturing. Impressions are taken digitally with scanners (optical impression) within minutes. The CEREC software uses CAD manufacturing unit (milling machine) or a 3D printer to create perfectly fit implant restoration and filling material.
A study was conducted by Germany-based Witten/Herdecke University to assess the longevity of advanced CAD-CAM restorations done at a qualified dental expert’s office. It pointed out that after ten years; these restorations remain in the same condition as cast gold restorations. Results for this research are available at the US National Library of Medicine.
Advantages of CEREC dental restoration
- CEREC dental crowns are created within lesser time compared to the traditional ones.
- From prosthetic planning, capturing digital impressions, producing individual abutments to placing implants as a part of guided surgery, all these procedures are performed accurately and efficiently. Thus, there is lesser scope for errors.
- There is no need to wait when it comes to restoring chewing abilities. The patient can visit the office in the morning, complete the procedure, and walk out with confidence during the afternoon with the restoration placed accurately. Besides accuracy, they are aesthetically pleasing as well.
Like traditional implant restoration, CEREC ones are permanent and durable as well. Patients can speak normally after placing these restorations.
CEREC crowns instead of traditional options
When it comes to repairing broken, misshapen, decayed, or compromised teeth, dental crowns can be the perfect solution for bolstering tooth strength. They are also used for covering the dental bridge, implant, or tooth that has undergone a root canal.
Getting the usual crown in place requires two to three visits to the dental office. As a part of the first stage, the tooth needs to be prepared, and a temporary crown needs to be placed until the permanent one arrives from the lab. Overall, the process can take up to three weeks.
But on the other hand, the CEREC crown process is simple. Dentists take digital scans, impressions, x-rays, and process the same using CEREC software. It creates a virtual design for restoration, and digitally forwards it to the CAD milling machine for creating a physical crown within minutes. The cover made from ceramic material can be installed immediately on the prepared tooth after completing the shade match, polishing process
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