The Advantages of CEREC Crowns

By Dr. Phillip S. Tully III, DMD
February 29, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: CEREC Crowns  

As much as you like your dentist, you probably don't want to spend more time than absolutely necessary at his office. Getting a crown normally requires at least two appointments -- unless your dentist offers CEREC crowns. Dr. Phillip S. Tully, III, DMD, your Columbus, GA, dentist, provides this innovative crown option and explains the benefits.Crowns

The CEREC crown process eliminates the dental lab

When you receive a porcelain or porcelain-fused-to-metal crown, you dentist sends an impression of your mouth to the technicians at a dental lab who create your crown. During the next one or two weeks, while you wait for your new crown, you have to wear a temporary crown. Eventually, your new crown arrives, but that only means that you must return to your dentist's office and take even more time from your busy schedule. CEREC crowns are created in your dentist's office, which means you can cut the time you spend at the dentist's office in half.

The CEREC system uses durable materials for a long-lasting crown

CEREC crowns are made with ceramic or resin. Both of these materials are very durable and look just like your real teeth.

Your dentist uses digital technology to create your new crown

CEREC crowns serve the same purpose as traditional crowns. They fit snugly over your teeth to stabilize fragile or damaged teeth or change the appearance of an oddly shaped or discolored tooth. Messy putty is used to create a mold of your teeth for a traditional crown, but the CEREC system uses a digital camera to produce a 3D optical impression of your mouth. Your dentist uses the special CEREC software to create a custom-made crown for you. After the crown is ready, your dentist bonds it to your teeth, and you're free to enjoy the rest of your day.

Interested in learning more about the versatility of CEREC crowns? Call Columbus, GA, dentist Dr. Phillip S. Tully, III, DMD, at (706) 323-6491 and make an appointment today. Improve your smile with a new crown!