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  • By The Center of Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
  • January 5, 2022
  • Do you have a damaged tooth? If so, your dentist will probably recommend a dental crown to fix the problem. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap designed to fit over a tooth. The purpose of a dental crown is to hide a misshapen or discolored tooth. It can even hide a tooth implant. 

    Furthermore, it can restore or protect a worn-down or broken tooth, in addition to securing a dental bridge in place. As for choosing the type of dental crown you get, you have several options. 


    Materials Used to Make Dental Crowns

    There are several different types of dental crowns made from various materials. Some of these materials include porcelain, metal, ceramic, resin, or a combination of metal and porcelain. 

    One of the most popular dental crown choices today is the CEREC® crown. Made of strong ceramic material, this type of dental crown uses computer-assisted technology to design, create, and install. 


    What Is a CEREC Dental Crown?

    A CEREC dental crown is a relatively new dental restoration technology. In brief, it’s a type of computer-assisted dental crown installation system that allows a dentist to produce functional and evermore natural ceramic dental crowns to give patients lifelike and attractive smiles. 

    The installation of dental crowns is one of the most commonly performed dentistry procedures today. Dental crowns cover the entire tooth, unlike onlays and inlays that fit onto or into parts of a tooth. Are you considering getting CEREC crowns? If so, you need to know what to expect.



    With CEREC crowns, the fitting process is relatively fast compared to standard dental crowns. Other benefits you can enjoy when you choose this type of dental crown include:


    It Is Minimally Invasive

    In the past, you had to bite down into a putty tray if you needed to get a dental crown. This process would allow your dentist to get an impression of your teeth. Unfortunately, this process was uncomfortable for many patients. Often, it triggered the gag reflex. 

    With CEREC dental crowns, dentists use a thin camera wand to take detailed pictures inside a patient’s mouth. These pictures capture a perfect impression of the patient’s teeth, even for those with a high gag reflex.  



    The use of digital technology allows the creation of highly precise dental impressions. Dentists use this information to create dental crowns that feel and look natural. Hence, the CEREC same-day dental crown will fit better because the dentist will base the design on accurate scans. 


    Less Time in Your Dentist’s Office

    You can have a CEREC dental crown installed in one appointment. The technology allows dentists to design a new crown right in front of a patient’s eyes. After designing the crown, the dentist sends it to the milling machine for carving.

    There are different types of materials a dentist can use to match a patient’s teeth. Essentially, you can get a dental crown that will match the rest of your teeth in just one appointment. 


    Other Benefits

    • You will not need a temporary dental crown or cover because the whole treatment does not take more than one day. 
    • CEREC crowns can last for up to 15 years if well maintained.

    To learn more about CEREC same-day crowns, visit The Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry. Our offices are in Destin, Panama City Beach, and Navarre, Florida. You can call 850-810-0300, 850-810-0600, or 850-409-6400 today to schedule an appointment.

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