Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, or CEREC crowns are recommended to patients that have a broken, or injured tooth. They also may be used for implants. CEREC crowns are made out of a block of ceramic or resin. They are highly durable and plaque resistant.

The benefit of getting a CEREC crown is this type of crown can be made in a single appointment. Normally, temporary crowns are used while the patient waits for the permanent crown to be made, and multiple appointments are necessary. CEREC crowns eliminate the need for temporary crowns, and they can be sized, shaped, and color matched to your natural teeth.

Many patients wonder how long CEREC crowns will last. CEREC crowns last anywhere between 10-15 years, but this also depends on wear and tear on the crown. If patients grind or clench their teeth, we recommend that they try and avoid that to prevent damage to the crown. In some cases, we may recommend patients to wear a mouthguard at night to prevent grinding or clenching their teeth, and wearing down their crown. Grinding or clenching teeth can lead to crown damage and can reduce the life of the crown.

Good oral hygiene is another way to keep crowns looking healthy. Brushing and flossing daily, as well as regular exams in our office are recommended to prolong the life of the crown.

CEREC crowns are made using the latest technology in our office. We use computer aided design technology, and this allows our dentist to generate an exact measurement of each patient’s mouth. The process is efficient and accurate, and gives patients that smile they desire in just one appointment.

CEREC crowns are durable, and will last for years if taken care of properly. They feel just like natural teeth, and are comfortable in the mouth.

If you are interested in finding out how CEREC crowns can benefit you, contact Brian Gurinsky, DDS, MS today to schedule your appointment.

If you are interested in beautiful white teeth, then you may be wondering if veneers are durable and will last. Dental or porcelain veneers are tooth-colored shells that are colored, shaped, and sized to match your natural teeth.

Veneers are bonded to the front of your teeth using a cement material, and can give patients the beautiful white smile they have always wanted.

Veneers are used for teeth that are chipped, stained, misshapen, or uneven making them look uniform and bright white.

They are made out of porcelain and are highly durable. The veneer material is thin, but very strong and stain resistant. On average veneers last between 10-15 years, but can get damaged if patients do not take good care of their teeth.

Veneers will last longer if you follow these guidelines:

  • If you are active and play sports, it is recommended to wear a mouthguard to avoid any damage to your veneers.
  • Avoid biting any hard objects or biting your nails. This can lead to damaging the veneers.
  • Teeth grinding or clenching can cause the veneers to crack, so it is important to protect your teeth with a mouthguard.

Veneers are a great way to get bright white and even colored teeth. Keeping up with good oral hygiene and regular dental appointments will ensure your veneers last for years.

If you want to find out more about veneers and if they will work for you, contact Brian Gurinsky, DDS, MS, to schedule an appointment.

Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic or CEREC crowns provide durable outstanding results, and can be done in just one appointment. Typically crowns take multiple appointments, and temporary crowns are used until the permanent crowns are installed.

CEREC crowns use computer aided technology to create the crown in our office, and the crown is provided that day eliminating the need for a temporary crown. CEREC crowns are made of durable ceramic or resin, and are a convenient and quick solution for patients in need of a crown. Our in house milling unit allows for precise accuracy and fit. Aesthetically, there are no other crowns that are as durable and natural looking than a CEREC crown.

CEREC crowns are sized and shaped to match your existing teeth, and look natural in the mouth. On average CEREC crowns last between 10-15 years or more if taken care of properly.

If you tend to grind or clench your teeth this can wear down the crown. We may recommend a night time mouthguard to avoid damage and make the crown last longer.

Good oral hygiene is recommended with brushing and flossing daily to help keep your crown looking and feeling great for years.

If you are interested in how CEREC crowns can work for you, contact Brian Gurinsky, DDS, MS today to schedule your appointment.