Most people who receive dental crowns have to wait a significant amount of time for their restorations to be fabricated in dental laboratories. Restorations like dental crowns need to be custom made so that they accommodate a person’s unique oral and dental anatomy.
In the past, the process of creating custom crowns could take weeks or longer. While this process is necessary for those receiving conventional dental crowns, there is an alternative to long wait times and the inconvenience of returning to the dentist for multiple appointments. With CEREC crowns, patients can enjoy a custom restoration made on-site from our practice in one office visit.
What are CEREC crowns?
CEREC crowns are custom made on-site at our practice with specialized equipment and advanced technology. The proprietary equipment that CEREC systems offer is unique because it greatly expedites the process of creating beautiful and long-lasting custom restorations. CEREC crowns are made from high quality blocks of ceramic – a common restoration material for conventional crowns, inlays, onlays, and bridges.
How are they made so quickly?
The reason a CEREC crown can be made so quickly is due to the fact that CEREC is an advanced technical system with CAD/CAM technology. CAD/CAM technology allows for a dentist to determine accurate specifications for restorations and mill them on-site with machinery that basically functions similarly to a three-dimensional printer. This is how CEREC crowns can bypass the traditional wait time associated with fabricating conventional dental crowns in laboratories.
Will CEREC crowns look natural?
CEREC crowns will look incredibly natural. In fact, they will closely resemble your biological teeth. The ceramic used to produce a CEREC crown is of the highest quality. Moreover, ceramic makes for beautiful restorations because it is available in an array of white shades and reflects light the way that biologic tooth structure does. Since each crown is made specifically for a person’s tooth, it fitting properly and adequately helps lend a natural appearance as well.
If you are in need of restorative care or a dental checkup, call the office of Dr. Kozlow today to reserve an appointment.