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.