Porcelain crowns serve a restorative purpose and a cosmetic purpose. If the structure of your natural tooth is compromised enough that it jeopardizes the health of your tooth roots, a porcelain crown may be placed on top of the tooth. This will create elegant teeth as well as protect the function of the bite surface.
CEREC ONE-VISIT CROWNS are a recent technological innovation that is available at Today’s Family Dentistry. CEREC uses “Computer-assisted design and Computer-assisted manufacturing” or “CAD-CAM” Technology to mill a porcelain restoration that precisely fits your tooth, thus eliminating the laboratory step in manufacturing the crown. These CEREC crowns, inlays or onlays are milled out of pure ceramic in just one appointment while you wait. CEREC technology can also be used to manufacture porcelain fillings and veneers.
- CEREC crowns are made in one visit, saving you considerable time
- There is no need for a temporary crown, which eliminates patient discomfort
- CEREC crowns have no metal in them, and thus are reasonably aesthetic.
- CEREC material and technology can also be used for fillings. Since they are made out of porcelain, they are more durable than white composite fillings.