Marin County Dentist Explains Advantages of CEREC Dental Crowns

Written by Dr. McConnell on May 28, 2013

CEREC dental crowns are a convenient dental treatment that has really changed the way the Marin County Dentist office approaches restorative dentistry. The major advantage of choosing CEREC dental restorations is the convenience they offer. Unlike traditional dental crowns, they can be placed in one single visit.

The CEREC system has revolutionized the procedure of having a dental crown placed because it enables the Marin County Dentist to create a new ceramic dental crown right in the office. If you have had traditional crowns in the past, you know that it usually takes several appointments with your dentist to take impressions, prepare the teeth and then wait while the permanent crown is fabricated in a dental lab. This means that you end up spending more time in the dentist’s chair as well as dealing with the inconvenience of living with a temporary crown.

But with CEREC dental crowns you can have all the necessary work done in one visit and leave the office with a permanent all-ceramic crown or veneer. CEREC crowns also reduce the number of visits necessary and consequently reduce the number of injections and drilling needed.

Another important advantage of CEREC crowns is that they help to conserve healthy tooth structure by actually strengthening the restored teeth. When older amalgam fillings are used, the dentist must remove healthy tooth structure to make room for the filling. This process can actually cause teeth to crack or break. But CEREC crowns are chemically bonded directly to your tooth, allowing the preservation of your healthy tooth enamel.
In addition, CEREC crowns contain no metal and are completely mercury-free. Dental crowns made using the CERECS system are crafted from durable ceramic material. They can be custom-shaded and fit to precisely match the beautiful appearance of your natural teeth.