How the CEREC Crown Changed Cosmetic Dentistry
Teeth can withstand high stresses, thanks to their hard enamel layer. However, over time, they begin to wear down. As we age our lifestyle and lack of proper oral hygiene habits will catch up, leaving us with brittle and decaying dentition. However, dental advances like teeth crowns can mask the damage, protect the tooth and give us a better looking smile.
What Are Teeth Crowns?
The tooth crown or cap is a prosthesis made out of dental material like composite resin, ceramic, metals or porcelain. This device simulates the look of the natural crown and is put in place to protect a cracked tooth or one that has received root canal treatment.
Please keep in mind that tooth crowns are not a new invention. In fact, they have been part of dentistry since time immemorial. In fact, gold crowns have been in use since the 19th century. However, the materials used these days withstand stresses better than the older ones, as our technology has improved by leaps and bounds.
Why Dr. Hauser Prefers the CEREC Crown
Dr. Hauser is a CEREC specialist with over 10 years of experience. He refuses to use any other type of crown on his patients. This is because CEREC is the latest in restorative technology. It allows patients to enjoy one-visit treatment and go home wearing their permanent crown instead of waiting days or weeks for their laboratory-made prosthesis.
The CEREC crown is fabricated right after the tooth is reduced. It takes about an hour or less to address the problem of the natural tooth and 20 minutes for crown fabrication. This makes it a more convenient option and is perfect for busy individuals who have other things to attend to.
This restorative option is perfect for teeth that are fragile and unable to withstand heavy crowns like porcelain-fused-to-metal. Thus CEREC is best option for older individuals and those with resorbed alveolar ridges.
CEREC: Longevity and Resilience
Many critics have questioned the resilience and durability of CEREC crowns because it is hard to believe that CAD/CAM technology could create something so fragile looking yet accurate and resilient to masticatory force.
The secret is in the ceramic blocks used. The material used went through numerous studies and revisions to improve its strength. In fact, the results show that you can wear your CEREC restorations for 20 years or more, with proper oral care. This is why Dr. Hauser refuses to use any other restorative option.
Full metal crowns are not pleasing to the eyes. PFM ones are heavy and can cause gum resorption over time. Your teeth deserve aesthetically pleasing tooth crowns that can withstand roughly the same amount of masticatory stress that your natural teeth can. This will allow you to enjoy a better quality of life and improve your self-esteem.
Let Dr. Hauser and his team help you attain a stronger and brighter smile in just a few hours. To schedule an appointment for one-visit CEREC teeth crowns, please contact Lakefront Family Dentistry at (951) 244-9495.