Here at Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney, we are pleased to offer patients from throughout the greater Charlotte area some of the finest dental care technology available. This includes the use of CEREC dental crowns, which are porcelain restorations for damaged teeth.
Let's consider the nature of CEREC crowns right now, with a special focus on the many benefits of getting CEREC crowns placed.
Porcelain crowns are dental crowns that are the color of a patient's natural teeth. These crows are fashioned from porcelain and special advanced dental ceramics in order to blend in seamless with a patient's natural teeth. With porcelain dental crowns in place, few people will notice that you have a dental restoration in place.
The best candidates for porcelain crowns are people who have experienced a major issue with the health of a tooth's structure. In general, this means problems with major chips in a tooth, serious cracks in a tooth, or major tooth decay that has affected much of the tooth itself. In these cases, the dental cap will protect the remaining healthy tooth structure of the tooth in question.
In general, one of the optimal places for porcelain crowns to be located is the front six teeth of your smile. This allows patients to smile without anyone noticing that there is a crown in place. Whereas metal crowns would be very noticeable in these front six teeth, a well-made porcelain crown is practically impossible to spot.
Old dental crowns used to take two visits that were several days apart in order to place them. Not so with CEREC dental crowns. Dentists are able to prep a tooth, take a digital impression, send that digital information to an on-site dental lab, and fashion a custom dental crown.
Patients genuinely enjoy the fact that CEREC dental crowns save them a great deal of time. They no longer need to take two days out of their schedule, and instead receive fast and state-of-the-art restorative care.
Patients often ask how natural the CEREC dental crowns are when compared to real teeth. As we noted above, when you have a CEREC crown in place, it is difficult to distinguish it from a natural tooth. The block of CEREC porcelain is aesthetically very similar to natural tooth structure, which means it looks great in daylight, nightlight, natural light, and artificial light.
On top of all the aesthetic benefits of CEREC porcelain crowns, the material is very durable. Patients are able to bite and chew with confidence, and they can still enjoy their favorite foods without worrying about a sudden chip or crack forming in the restoration.
For more information about porcelain crowns and your many other options for aesthetically pleasing dental restorations, be sure to contact our cosmetic and restorative dentistry center today. The team here at Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you have the healthiest and most beautiful smile possible.