CEREC technology makes it easier to produce and install high-quality dental crowns. Whether you just received a traditional restoration or are still considering getting a crown, your Morristown dentist will likely recommend CEREC technology at Dental Care of Morristown.
All types of dental crowns serve the same functions. They reinforce and protect damaged teeth by providing a full cover. Any crown will help prevent a broken or cracked tooth from falling out and improve the appearance of your smile. What sets each crown apart is how it is produced and how long it takes to fabricate them.
Multiple visits are needed to complete the process of placing a typical crown. Although dental labs differ, sometimes it takes weeks to produce a crown. While your permanent restoration is being made at the lab, your dentist in Morristown, NJ will place a temporary crown.
When comparing CEREC crowns vs. traditional crowns, the best advantage is the high-quality, convenience and speed. Same-day crowns in Morristown, NJ are designed to save you time and money without sacrificing quality. CEREC technology allows for a reduction in production costs and the number of necessary dental visits.
If you experience a dental trauma you can feel at ease knowing that you won’t need to wait long for your crown to be placed. Because the restoration is completed right away, the damaged or diseased tooth will not develop into a more serious oral health condition.
A porcelain crown made with CEREC technology will usually last from 10–15 years. How long the restoration lasts depend if the crown was shaped properly and how well the patients care for the crown. It is important to maintain good oral hygiene habits.
This means brushing twice a day with an ADA-approved fluoride toothpaste, flossing at least once a day, and seeing your dentist every six months for routine exams and cleanings. With this regimen, your crown can last several decades. You’ll also prevent gum disease, something dental crowns are particularly vulnerable to. A good preventive measure to take is to avoid extremely sticky foods like caramel or hard candies, as these can effectively rip the crown off your tooth.
Keep those crowns in your mouth for as long as possible. Contact your dentist in Morristown to learn more tips on making them last!