Dental Crowns (CEREC)
The team at Medhat Dental Excellence is now helping to restore damaged teeth using crowns. Crowns have traditionally been a preferred form of cosmetic dentistry for patients with severe and badly damaged teeth. They are designed to achieve two main goals. They will first of all restore the nature and appearance of teeth. Crowns will also ensure that the normal functions of teeth are resumed. Used to cap damaged teeth, they restore the chewing action of back teeth, providing a sound surface for opposing teeth to work with.
However, as technology in orthodontics continues to evolve, new and better ways to use crowns are emerging and CEREC crowns are a good example. CEREC crowns are a new state of the art teeth restoration option, designed to deliver the benefits of crowning at a much faster pace. The biggest advantage you get with CEREC crowns is the ability to get same-day restoration. Using Computer Aided Design and rapid prototyping technologies, our dentists are now able to develop and install crowns during the first visit. This is a technology that was never available before and is the main reason why the popularity of CEREC crowns over normal crowns has been on the rise over the last few years.
Crowns CEREC Vs. Traditional Crowns
To fully understand the benefits of CEREC crowns over traditional crowns, it is important to see the differences. One of the key distinguishing factors is the time it takes to do the procedure. Traditional dental crowns will need at least two visits to our dental office to be installed. CEREC crowns, on the other hand can be fitted during the same day. The less time you spend in our dental office the cheaper it will be to get the procedure done. In that case, it is not uncommon for patients to pay relatively less for CEREC crowns compared to traditional crowns.
Additionally, CEREC crowns feel a little bit more comfortable compared to traditional crowns. Despite this, if there is a fracture under the gumline or any other structural issues with the jawbone, traditional crowns will be the most recommended choice for restoration. But there is no single cosmetic dentistry procedure that does not have its own disadvantage. CEREC crowns are not any different. For example, CEREC crowns are not as strong as traditional crowns. They may not be that resistant to fractures and other injuries.
Our CEREC Crowns Procedure
The procedure is very straightforward. Once our Dr. Ramin A. Medhat ascertains that you do qualify for a crown, we then scan your tooth. The data collected is used by our computer to direct our CEREC mill using the dimensions to carve out the cap from the porcelain block. Customized to correctly fit your scanned tooth, the mill will take just minutes to complete the crown. All this is done in our offices so you can have it fitted and bonded in one session.
Given the pros and cons of CEREC crowns vs. traditional crowns, you will likely want to consult with our team before deciding on which option to go for. To find out more, call us, Medhat Dental Excellence at (773) 774-4611 and schedule a nappointment with one of our specialist dentists.