A Look At CEREC Crowns

Would you like to learn more about single visit restorations? Then take a look at CEREC crowns. A restoration can address a number of serious oral health problems, improving the health and even the appearance of the tooth. With CAD/CAM technology and lifelike materials, you can enjoy a healthier tooth on just one visit.

CEREC Crown Quiz

  1. True or False: A toothache requires immediate attention.
  2. True or False: You should seek treatment for a cracked or chipped tooth.
  3. True or False: A crown restores a tooth’s health.
  4. True or False: CEREC can create a restoration in one sitting.

Answer Key

  1. True. If you notice pain in your tooth that doesn’t subside after about 48 hours, you may have decay or possibly an infection. We suggest seeing the doctor right away. In the early stages a cavity can be addressed with a filling. As the issue progresses a root canal may be necessary.
  2. True. If you damage a tooth the sensitive layers of tooth structure beneath the enamel become exposed to bacteria. Soon, teeth can develop a cavity or an infection. Often, the doctor can removed the decayed or infected tissue and place a restoration, returning the tooth to full health and beauty.
  3. True. A dental crown acts as a cap that fits over the visible portion of the tooth. The restoration protects whatever natural structure remains and helps prevent further decay or infection. We can also place a crown to address cosmetic issues, anchor a dental bridge into place, or restore a dental implant.
  4. True. After preparing the tooth digital impressions are taken, which allow the doctor to design a 3D image of the restoration. The information is then uploaded to the CEREC computer, which then fabricates the restoration from a block of dental ceramic. The ceramic creates strong and lifelike restorations. In the same visit the doctor checks the fit and places it.