What’s the Difference Between a CEREC Dental Crown vs. a Traditional Dental Crown?

Wed, Feb 12th, 2020

A dental crown is a porcelain restoration, custom made to fit over your natural tooth to give it the strength needed to protect against damage and decay. 

But did you know that not all dental crowns are the same? Here at Brockport Smiles, we are committed to giving our patients the very best modern dentistry has to offer. Which is why we are one of the few dental offices in the area to have Same Day Crown technology with CEREC.

What is a CEREC Dental Crown?

CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Simply put, it is a computer-guided milling machine that fabricates custom crowns right here in our Brockport dental office. This advanced technology allows us to create precision restorations that look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth all in one visit.

Why Our Patients Love CEREC Crowns

  • Saves Time - CEREC dental crowns save you time in the dental chair. You’ll be able to get your CEREC crowns in one single visit. With traditional dental crowns, the final restoration is created in an outside dental lab. It can take 2-3 weeks and 2-3 more dental appointments to get your dental crown back, which means time away from your busy schedule. With our CEREC crowns, we can design a custom restoration while you watch your crown being fabricated right in our office.
  • Fits Perfectly- Did we mention that CEREC crowns offer precision-fit and appearance? The CAD/CAM technology takes a digital scan of your mouth, taking pictures of your teeth for a restoration that blends seamlessly with your natural teeth. With traditional dental crowns, goopy impressions of your teeth must be taken to send to the lab. Often the traditional crown will need adjustments to create a perfect fit and may need to be sent back to the lab to match the color to your surrounding teeth. 
  • Convenience and Comfort - CEREC crowns are made of high-quality, long-lasting ceramic that is ready for you right away. With traditional dental crowns, you will need to wear a temporary crown that will limit the types of foods you can eat while you wait for your restoration to come back from the dental lab. 

If you have been told you need a dental crown or think you might need restorations for your teeth, call us today for a free consultation to see if CEREC dental crowns are right for you. 

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