Dental crowns are caps shaped like your tooth so that they can be placed over it to either protect it or conceal a flaw. For years, this would require a 2-appointment process. With CEREC crowns, dentists can see the patient and provide them with their new dental crown within the same appointment. There are differences between traditional crowns and CEREC same-day crowns, which we will now go over.
As has been mentioned above, traditional crowns require two separate appointments to complete the process. The time between appointments can also be a few weeks, creating quite a lag in between sessions. With CEREC crowns, your dentist will take any impressions or imaging needed, and then your crown will be fabricated and fixed onto your tooth, all within the same appointment.
In most cases, traditional crowns will have a longer-lasting life than same-day crowns. That is due to the materials used in each. You do not need to worry; CEREC same-day crowns still provide plenty of strength and durability!
It is all a matter of opinion, but some patients prefer CEREC dental crowns due to the convenience provided in the same-day restoration. In contrast, others prefer the longer-lasting but longer to acquire traditional dental crowns. It all comes down to what you are looking for in a dental crown. It is essential you talk to your dentist about the crown options they offer.
If you are interested in a dental crown solution, you can get in just a single appointment that provides strength, durability, and longevity. You should consider CEREC same-day dental crowns as provided by Drs. Hatcher, Merrell, and Dr. Santiago, and the team at Triad Dentistry. To schedule an appointment, call (336) 383-1482.