Same Day Crown's
Single Visit Dental Restorations Using Cerec
Your time is valuable and we appreciate that. That is among the many reasons we have added single visit ceramic restorations using the CEREC CAD/CAM computer to increase the options we can offer you.
This addition to our office allows us to perform many dental restorations in just one visit …that’s right you can be in and out in a single visit with a permanent, all ceramic crown, or onlay!
The CEREC uses tooth coloured ceramic materials that are bonded to your teeth. This allows us to save more of your original tooth structure while creating a natural looking, strong and functional restoration. No black lines at your gumline from oxidizing crown metals!
This ceramic material used for Cerec restorations wears more similarly to your original tooth enamel compared to silver, gold or white fillings. With the restoration being completed in a single visit there are fewer injections, less drilling, and less time needed in the chair.
A crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a damaged or misshaped tooth to cover restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance.
A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:
- To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
- To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down or had root canal therapy
- To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left
- To cover misshapened or severely discolored teeth
- To cover a dental implant
- Metals used in crowns include gold alloy, other alloys (for example, palladium) or a base-metal alloy (for example, nickel or chromium). Compared with other crown types, less tooth structure needs to be removed with metal crowns, and tooth wear to opposing teeth is kept to a minimum. Metal crowns withstand biting and chewing forces well and probably last the longest in terms of wear down. Also, metal crowns rarely chip or break. The metallic color is the main drawback. Metal crowns are a good choice for out-of-sight molars.
- Porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crowns can be color matched to your adjacent teeth (unlike the metallic crowns). The crown’s porcelain portion can also chip or break off. Next to all-ceramic crowns, porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns look most like normal teeth. However, sometimes the metal underlying the crown’s porcelain can show through as a dark line, especially at the gum line and even more so if your gums recede. These crowns can be a good choice for front or back teeth.
- All-resin dental crowns are less expensive than other crown types. However, they wear down over time and are more prone to fractures than porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns.
- All-ceramic or all-porcelain dental crowns provide the best natural color match than any other crown type and may be more suitable for people with metal allergies. However, they are not as strong as porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns and they wear down opposing teeth a little more than metal or resin crowns. All-ceramic crowns are a good choice for front teeth.