You may have heard a lot about CEREC crowns and procedures lately. If you have problems with your teeth, your dentist may suggest this method of restoration. There are advantages to get same-day crowns that you will not find with their traditional counterparts. Your dentist will help you understand the benefits and challenges of these…
Are There Different Options for a CEREC® Crown?
A CEREC® crown is a popular choice for patients looking for same-day restoration. More dentists are implementing CEREC® technology into their practices so patients can benefit from dental crowns in just one day.
Want to know more about a CEREC® crown? In this article, we discuss what they are, as well as what other dental crown options exist. This information may be useful to someone considering their options.
Are there different options for a CEREC® crown?
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Ceramic CEREC® crowns
CEREC® crowns are currently only offered in ceramic materials. The computerized system is still rather new to dentistry, which is why other options do not yet exist. However, despite this, patients are still interested in them because of the advantages they offer. They are natural-looking, which allows for a discreet restoration, and their strength can have ideal results.
Traditional dental crowns
Although CEREC® crowns are only offered in ceramic materials, there are still traditional types of dental crowns, which can be created in the following materials:
- Metal alloy
- Ceramic or porcelain
- Combination of ceramic and metal
Traditional dental crowns differ from CEREC® ones in the sense that they are not made the same day. The main advantage of CEREC® crowns is that they can be made in just a few minutes. They can then be placed on that same day, which cannot be said about traditional crowns.
Dental crowns that are gold cannot currently be made with the CEREC® technology, but they can still be created the traditional way in a dental lab. Gold is an appealing option for patients who do not care about aesthetics, but rather durability and reliability. Most dentists state that these dental crowns can last a lifetime.
Traditional dental crowns can also be made in ceramic, the same material that CEREC® crowns are made of. They are essentially the same type of dental crown, but one is made in a lab and the other is made by the CEREC® machine. Ceramic is natural-looking and extremely strong.
Dental crowns that are made of metal alloys are probably the most traditional type. They remain the most popular type of crown, despite the creation of CEREC® technology. Metal-alloyed crowns offer convenience, strength and reliability.
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Ultimately, it is best to consult with a dentist who can help determine what type of dental crown is best for you. CEREC® crowns are rather new to the dental industry, but they are strong, good looking and convenient.
If you have questions or concerns, then feel free to reach out to our office so we can help you. Our team of dentists can go over CEREC® crowns in-depth so you have a good understanding of how they work. Please do give us a call or stop by today! We want to help you in any way that we possibly can!
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