Same-Day CEREC Dental Crown
Same-day CEREC dental crowns offer the best of both worlds: speed and accuracy. Parkview Dental Associates in Sun Prairie delivers high-quality, custom-milled dental crowns with superior precision, esthetics, strength, and durability. Learn more about same-day CEREC crowns and schedule an appointment!
What is CEREC technology?
CEREC stands for “Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic”. It is a dental system that uses computers to design and manufacture custom crowns, bridges, veneers, and inlays/onlays.
Why are CEREC crowns such a game changer?
Rather than taking goopy impressions, CEREC technology uses accurate, no-mess digital imaging and design software to scan and create your custom crown. CEREC crowns, especially those made from zirconia, are natural looking and extremely durable. Though CEREC crowns cost the same as traditional crowns, the restoration can be completed in the same day thanks to the advanced CAD/CAM technology. There is no need to place a temporary crown and wait weeks for your permanent crown. Same-day CEREC crowns require minimal adjustments at the time of delivery since the prepped tooth isn’t subject to minor shifts that could occur while placed in a temporary crown.
The Same-Day Cerec Crown Process
- Prep: Removal of any tooth decay and some tooth structure in order to create space for a crown.
- Scan: We use Primescan* to capture a 3D image of the prepped tooth.
- Design: Based on the 3D image constructed by Primescan, we design the perfect-fitting crown just for you using advanced Computer Aided Design (CAD) software.
- Manufacture: The CAD data is sent wirelessly to the Primemill**, which will manufacture the custom-designed crown.
- Sinter and finish: The milled crown will be sintered (hardened via high heat) in the Speedfire oven, and finishing touches will be applied to match the exact shade of your teeth for a natural look.
- Delivery: Your dentist will cement the crown on the prepped tooth with little to no adjustment.
*Primescan is unequivocally regarded by dental experts as the BEST intraoral digital scanner in the world of digital scanning. It allows us to scan the inside of your mouth and obtain precise dimensions of your new crown in a couple of minutes!
Click below to view the BEST intraoral scanner in action!”
**Primemill is the latest addition to the Dentsply Sirona CEREC technology lineup. CEREC Primemill delivers outstanding restoration margins and surface details. The Primemill impressively cuts the manufacturing of zirconia CEREC crowns from 20 minutes down to about 5 minutes.
Advancements in CEREC technology have streamlined the process so much that it is now feasible for us to offer extremely precise, esthetic restorations much more efficiently while improving your comfort and convenience. Interested in CEREC crowns? Schedule an appointment at Parkview Dental Associates in Sun Prairie.
Dental Crown FAQ
the visible portion of the tooth.
When would your dentist recommend a crown?
● To protect a weak tooth (stress crack, fractured cusp, wear and tear, thin enamel,
attrition from grinding, acid erosion) from breaking or cracking
● To cover a severely discolored tooth
● To cover a tooth that has had a root canal
● To cover a dental implant
● To hold a dental bridge in place
What materials are crowns made of?
They are made of biocompatible materials such as metal (gold), ceramic (porcelain) or zirconia.
What is the lifespan of a crown?
With proper oral hygiene care and under normal wear-and-tear, the average lifespan of
a crown is 10-15 years.
What causes a crown to break down, and how do I care for my crown?
Eating hard foods, such as ice chips, may cause your crown to crack (especially if you
have a porcelain crown). Grinding or clenching your teeth can also accelerate the
breakdown of the crown. To extend the lifetime of a crown, brush and floss every day
and limit eating hard foods. If you tend to grind or clench your teeth at night, you might
want to consider a night guard to protect your crown and surrounding teeth.
Why did my tooth abscess after a crown was placed?
A tooth that needs a crown is weak and stressed to begin with. Though a dental crown
provides protection to a tooth with a large filling, it is possible that the decay has
extended deeply enough, causing the nerve to die. Another scenario resulting in
abscess of a crowned tooth occurs when the tooth has a crack that runs much deeper
than what the x-Ray reveals. The crack will worsen over time and eventually
compromise the tooth.
A dental bridge fills the gap caused by one or more missing teeth. A dental bridge is anchored by placing crowns (caps) on the existing natural teeth flanking the bridge (abutment teeth). An artificial tooth, a pontic, is then securely attached to the crowns of the abutment teeth to replace the missing tooth.
When would your dentist recommend a bridge?
A bridge is recommended to replace one or more teeth lost due to decay, physical trauma or periodontal disease. A dental bridge can be a treatment option when the gap has healthy teeth adjacent to it. A dental bridge is also a good option for individuals who are not good candidates for implants.
What are the pros and cons of dental bridges?
The empty space left by missing one or more teeth can lead to bone loss which may change the shape of the face. Furthermore, the empty space can cause the remaining teeth to shift over time which result in misalignment of the surrounding teeth and distortment of the normal bite. Dental bridges can prevent bone loss from the jaw at the site of the missing tooth, thus maintaining normal facial structure. However, in order to anchor the bridge, the abutment teeth need to be reshaped by removing some of their enamal. This could weaken the otherwise healthy teeth and increase the risk of failure down the road.
How long will dental bridges last?
With proper oral hygiene, regular cleaning, and checkups, dental bridges can last over 10 years. The success of the bridge will depend on the health and strength of the surrounding teeth to which the bridge is anchored. One of the reasons bridges fail earlier than expected is due to recurrent decay on the crowned abutment teeth.
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