How the CEREC Crown Is Changing Cosmetic Dentistry
Damaged teeth may seem like a minor inconvenience to some people. However, people may fail to realize that a broken tooth can lead to more severe conditions as time goes by. In time, TMD (temporomandibular disorder) may develop and bacterial infections will as well.
This is why cracked or chipped teeth should be considered a dental emergency, even if no discomfort is felt. These minute leaks can damage the whole structure by providing microorganisms with a place to invade the pulp. Aesthetics should be a secondary concern, as a damaged tooth can affect one’s over-all health.
Lakefront Family Dentistry has been helping patients using the most advanced equipment with an in-house laboratory. Dr. Hauser strives to bring the best dental treatment and convenience to his patience as a leader using CEREC, by Sirona, equipment.
Call (951) 244-9495 or Schedule a Consultation Online to Meet with Dr. Hauser to Discuss Your teeth caps and crown needs.
Dr. Hauser is a cosmetic specialist who encourages the installation of dental crowns, which are also known as teeth caps. Just like their name, they are used to cover damaged teeth and are used as part of many dental treatments. Dental caps can be used to cover teeth after root canal therapy or to mask severe cavity damage.
Dental Crown Material
There are different types of crowns available. Teeth caps can be made using a wide variety of dental materials: i.e.; Stainless steel, gold, metal alloys, porcelain-fused-to-metal and ceramic are popular choices.
Dr. Hauser is very selective when it comes to choosing crown material. He is particular with regard to material selection and prefers those that do not require him to remove large amounts of the natural tooth.
Although quite resilient, metal restorations can exacerbate the problem. The added weight may be too much for the tooth to handle and lead to trauma. Porcelain-fused-to-metal is no exception. However, please note that aesthetics-wise, it is a better choice. Even so, they cannot compare to CEREC dental crowns, which are the latest and most effective solution to this particular dental concern.
Dr. Hauser Prefers CEREC Teeth Caps, Known as Crowns
Dr. Hauser uses CEREC crowns to cover damaged teeth. He prefers them over other restorative options because they provide his patients with a long-term solution to their dental problem. Other crown types will require a patient to make time for at least 2 more visits. The CEREC tooth cap is perfect for busy individuals, as they are fabricated in approximately 20 minutes and placed immediately.
The material is resilient and may last for 20 years or more, if proper oral hygiene is maintained. CEREC restorations are fabricated within the dental office using CAD-CAM technology. They are made from specially-made ceramic blocks which were manufactured to withstand high levels of stress, therefore ideal for both posterior and anterior teeth.
Aesthetics are not sacrificed either, as the material was created to simulate natural tooth enamel. Therefore, a patient may choose to match the restoration to his or her current shade or have veneers made to whiten his or her dentition.
When choosing teeth caps, it would be best to pick ones that will last longer. CEREC crowns will save you more money in the long run and they look better, too. If you want to know more about CEREC restorations, please give Lakefront Family Dentistry a call at (951) 244-9495 or Schedule a Visit Online Today.