Advancing technology offers countless innovations in the field of health care. Treatments are faster, safer and more efficient than ever before.
Dentistry is yet another field where technological innovations are making leaps and bounds in the way patients receive treatment. The CEREC one-visit crown system is allowing dental patients around the world to receive their dental restorations in just one visit.
Your Crowns in Just One Visit
Dental crowns are one of the most durable restorative procedures due to their incredibly precise and sturdy nature. They are one of the few materials capable of providing the strength and durability a dental restoration needs to work just like a natural tooth.
The problem is that dental crowns require precise machinery. Most dentists utilize labs outside of their offices, which means that patients and dentists must wait between one week to one month to complete the restoration process.
CEREC crowns bring the dental crown lab to your dentist’s office. This simple system makes it possible for dentists to take impressions, scan information about a patient’s teeth, fabricate crowns, and install them in just one visit.
The Advantages of CEREC Crowns
By eliminating the waiting period between impressions and installation of dental crowns, it does the tooth a world of good. The risk of creating fractures in a patient’s restoration is reduced, which in turn helps the crown to last significantly longer with fewer problems.
This also reduces the chances of sensitivity developing in teeth that have not undergone root canal therapy.
The dentist also maintains a higher degree of flexibility with restorations, being able to choose the material of the restoration, the procedure for creating the crown, and make on-the-fly changes to a restoration. This produces significantly better results.
Another advantage of CEREC crowns is their propensity to fit perfectly the first time. Patients won’t have to return to the dentist if the crown doesn’t fit exactly, nor will the dentist need to make small alterations to the tooth or the crown itself.
Crowns made using the CEREC system tend to match the existing teeth in a patient’s mouth better. The dentist can choose the right shade of porcelain to ensure that the dental crown looks as close to the natural tooth structure as possible.
Getting Your Crown in Just One Visit
CEREC crowns are relatively new, but they carry significant advantages over traditional types of crowns. They enable a dentist to provide a better treatment, which in turn results in a crown that is more compatible with the patient’s mouth.
While this technology is still relatively new, it is a great way to save yourself from scheduling multiple appointments. For more information, make an appointment with Andover Smiles today. We proudly offer CEREC one-visit crowns, and we are dedicated to helping patients get that satisfying smile.