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By Anna Hill
For those looking to restore their smile, this same-day procedure can be an effective and convenient option.
Why You Might Need a Dental Crown
While some people are interested in dental crowns solely for cosmetic purposes, such as covering discolored or misshapen teeth, it’s more common for those who need them in order to restore function to their teeth. Crowns can protect weakened teeth from breaking, restore teeth that are already broken, or hold bridges in place. Crowns are also used to support teeth that have undergone root canals or to cover dental implants.
Without a crown, a tooth that is damaged or decayed might cause toothaches, tooth sensitivity, or discomfort while eating. CEREC, which is an acronym for Chair-side Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic, is a same-day crown that can restore your smile with the help of computer-aided design and manufacturing.
What Are the Benefits of CEREC?
CEREC is an option that allows your dentist to position durable, high-quality ceramic crowns in just one visit. There are multiple benefits to CEREC, including:
Immediate restoration of function.
If you have to use temporary crowns while waiting for your permanent ones to be finished in a dental lab, you’ll have to be cautious when eating or talking. With same-day crowns, this won’t be an issue.
Reduced risk of injury.
When wearing temporary crowns, there is a chance that they can come loose, which can cause injury. Same-day crowns also require less drilling and can save more of your remaining tooth.
Whereas traditional crowns take two appointments to fit and install, CEREC crowns can be done in one visit.
Temporary crowns are often made of resin and aren’t fitted perfectly in your mouth. This can cause discomfort and anxiety about accidentally dislodging an ill-fitting crown.
For those who are in need of replacement teeth but are short on time or don’t want to deal with the fuss of temporary crowns and multiple dentist visits, same-day crowns are a safe and convenient option for anyone looking to restore their smile, either for functional or cosmetic purposes. HS