Unless you are incredibly lucky, there may be a time in your life where you will have to repair or replace one of your natural teeth with an artificial crown. While crowns serve an essential purpose, helping you to perform daily tasks while strengthening your pearly whites, the process of getting one fitted can be daunting for some people.
If you are looking for an uncomplicated procedure that leaves you with a restored tooth afterwards, why not chat with our dentist in Mascot about CEREC crowns?
Why were CEREC crowns invented?
Creating and fitting a regular crown is efficient but can be problematic. Patients typically have to squeeze in three separate appointments, which include the initial consultation, constructing the temporary and replacement crowns and preparing the tooth for placement.
If you have a busy schedule or have anxieties about the dentist in Mascot, you might see this additional time spent on your tooth as unnecessary and inconvenient.
The procedure used to embed traditional crowns can be invasive, involving injections for anaesthesia and moulds for dental impressions. The traditional experience can provide some level of discomfort, especially if patients are more susceptible to pain or have a strong gag reflex when foreign objects are placed in their mouth.
CEREC is different. You can walk into your dental appointment and walk out with a new crown using our advanced CEREC technology.
By placing a micro-camera in your mouth, precise digital impressions are taken in a matter of minutes. The images are highly accurate and have replaced the need for actual physical impression trays, which can be an uncomfortable and messy experience for the person undergoing the treatment.
Using these digital results, our dentist in Mascot manufactures the CEREC crown in the practice while you wait. This means you do not have to wait a few weeks while the technicians create a traditional crown for you in the laboratory.
Will my CEREC tooth look and feel real?
Your prosthesis functions as well as your neighbouring teeth and no one will be able to tell that it's artificial. It is made from a long-lasting, durable porcelain material, the colour of which is designed to blend in with your surrounding teeth.
The CEREC tooth should last between 10 and 15 years if looked after properly.
What imperfections can a CEREC crown fix?
CEREC cover and repair cracks, chips and fractures, helping you to restore your beautiful smile.
Are there any drawbacks I should know about?
Because the dentist prepares the tooth, they must be highly skilled, practice absolute precision and have experience in CEREC technology.
Our trained dentist will get the job done flawlessly and in a timely manner - visit our dental practice, Healthy Smile Centre the next time you need a tooth restored to its former glory.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.