CEREC One-Visit Crowns in Alberta
If you have badly decayed or damaged teeth you might need a crown in order to restore the tooth’s function and appearance. CEREC Crowns implement technology while preventing dental headaches that can turn the tooth restoration process into an unpleasant experience.
CEREC technology is not new. In fact, it has been around for nearly 30 years!
Parkstone Dental of Sherwood and Tofield has a different approach. Read on to learn more about CEREC and how it works so you can decide whether or not the CEREC method is right for you.
What is CEREC?
CEREC stands for Ceramic Reconstruction. This technology allows us to fit and bond a ceramic “cap” to your tooth. It will fit just like a thimble fits over your finger, protecting the tooth from further damage.
We begin the CEREC process by taking a digital scan of your teeth. We use a wand, running it around the inside of your mouth to capture the image. This scan then generates a full color, 3D model in our CEREC software program. We then sit down with the software, using it to design a custom restoration.
Next, we use an on-site CEREC milling unit to create your crowns. You’ll be able to watch them being milled only steps away from your dental chair! Once they’re ready, we use a bonding agent to cement the crown over your existing tooth.
What makes a CEREC Crown Different from a Traditional Crown?
A traditional crown can require two or more weeks to complete. After preparing your tooth for a crown, you would then have a dental impression taken and fitted with a temporary crown. The dental impression would then be sent out to a dental lab (for around 2 weeks) to fabricate your crown. In some cases, these temporary crowns can become dislodged or break while you wait, which means yet another office visit.
Speed and convenience are not the reasons to choose CEREC crowns;CEREC crowns are also metal free. They are made of all porcelain blocks that are fired/baked in an oven to increase its strength before the final cementation phase.
Because they are metal free, CEREC crowns will expand and contract similarly to your natural teeth, meaning less sensitivity while consuming hot or cold foods. We can even shade the ceramic to match your unique tooth color.
Do CEREC Crowns Cost More?
There is virtually no difference in cost between CEREC Crowns and traditional crowns, so there’s no reason to avoid taking advantage of this incredible technology. They are also covered by most dental insurance plans. Give us a call today to discuss your options!
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