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CEREC® Crowns Pros and Cons vs. Traditional Crowns

January 27, 2023

Nowadays there are many options to save a severely decaying tooth. Two of the most popular treatments are traditional crowns and CEREC® in Marco Island. Your natural tooth will be strengthened and restored by either choice, but the procedures are different. To help you choose one, let’s compare both treatments.  

woman shows her CEREC® in Marco Island

Time of The Procedure

It’s important to take the time required into account while deciding between CEREC® and conventional crowns. Crowns made using CEREC® are installed in one visit. Within two hours, dentists can prepare the tooth, create the crown, and cement it in place. Traditional crowns need two appointments.  

During the initial visit, dentists clean the teeth, take impressions, and attach temporary crowns. After the dental laboratory completes the permanent crown's fabrication, patients need to return to the clinic to get them.

Materials Used

Porcelain is the main material for CEREC® crowns. Both the front and back teeth can get porcelain crowns. However, individuals with overly powerful or irregular bites frequently need crowns made of porcelain fused to metal or gold.

Traditional crowns come in a variety of materials that patients can select from. Patients can also have gold alloys, metal alloys, and porcelain fused to metal crowns in addition to porcelain. Metal crowns are more durable than porcelain ones. All crowns, though, should last for many years.

Aesthetic Aspects

Both CEREC® and conventional crowns look natural. Dentists and dental lab technicians coordinate the teeth's color and shape. Crowns made in a lab usually resemble more the color of the actual teeth. However, CEREC® crown impressions enable the milling device to more nearly match the size, shape, and contour of the teeth. Dentists frequently suggest CEREC® crowns for the rear teeth because the ridges and shapes fit well, and traditional crowns for the front teeth because of the color match.

patient smiles after getting CEREC® in Marco Island

Looking for CEREC® in Marco Island?

Consult your dentist if you're unsure about which dental crown is best for you. To assist you in making a selection, we at Island Paradise Dental will go over the steps, the required materials, and what to anticipate after the treatment. Contact us now!

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