A perfect smile is something that we all strive for and while there are a number of ways to achieve this, one of the most effective and longest-lasting methods is through the use of Cerec crowns.
Cerec is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, and it is a restorative process that uses computer-aided design and manufacturing technology to create ceramic dental crowns in just one visit to the dentist. These crowns are made from a type of ceramic that is very strong and durable. They are also very natural looking so they are a great option for people who want to improve their smile without anyone knowing that they have had work done.
The traditional method of creating dental crowns involves taking an impression of the tooth, which is then used to create a model on which the crown is made. This process can take several weeks, during which time the patient must wear a temporary crown.
With Cerec, the entire process is completed in just one visit. After taking a digital impression of the tooth, the Cerec machine creates a 3D model of the crown. This model is then used to create the actual crown which is made from high-quality ceramic material. The entire process usually takes about an hour, and you will be able to leave the dentist’s office with your new crown or crowns that same day!
There are many benefits that come along with Cerec crowns. One of the biggest benefits is that they are very strong and durable. They are also resistant to staining, so you do not have to worry about your smile being affected by coffee, tea, or red wine. Another great benefit of Cerec crowns is that they are very natural looking. In fact, many people who have them cannot tell that they are not their real teeth!
Once you have your new Cerec crowns, be sure to take care of them just as you would your natural teeth. Brush and floss your teeth twice a day. Be sure to brush gently around the base of the crown where it meets the gum line. In addition, see your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings. This will help to remove any plaque or tartar that has built up on the crown or around it. Finally, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste that is designed for people with sensitive teeth. With proper care, your new crowns should last for many years to come!
If you are considering getting Cerec crowns, contact us today at Herndon Dental Arts to schedule an appointment and see what a difference these beautiful crowns can make!