If you need crowns and are getting ready to visit your dentist in Carlsbad, CA, then you need to know about CEREC same-day crowns. This emerging procedure has several advantages over traditional methods of crown placement, and it is available from Dr. Christopher Henninger and Dr. Craig Huenergardt. Keep reading to find out what makes CEREC so special.
1. No Temporary Crown
In traditional crown placement, patients must use temporary crowns for several weeks while their permanent crowns are fabricated. This waiting period is often inconvenient because temporary crowns can be fragile and uncomfortable.
CEREC crowns, on the other hand, are made in the dentist’s office using computer-assisted design-computer-assisted manufacture (CAD-CAM) technology. After your mold is created, a computer will mill your permanent crown while you wait. Once your crown is manufactured, your dentist will place it for you, completely eliminating the need for an awkward temporary crown.
2. Only One Visit Required
Regular crown placement requires at least two patient visits—one for getting the temporary crown and casting the permanent mold, and one for getting the permanent crown. When you choose CEREC same-day crowns, these two visits are condensed into one. Not only does this simplify scheduling, but it also enables you to enjoy a fully-functioning set of teeth weeks sooner than you would with normal crowns.
3. Lifelike Appearance
While some other types of crowns and fillings are made of metal, CEREC crowns are crafted from porcelain, which closely resembles tooth enamel. They blend smoothly into the surrounding teeth, making them a subtler treatment option. You will be able to smile confidently without worrying if people can tell that you have had a crown placed.
Are you ready to enjoy the convenience of CEREC crowns? To find out if you are eligible for this procedure, call North County Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry so we can schedule you for a consultation appointment.