How Do CEREC® Crowns And Lab-Made Crowns Differ?
Porcelain crowns have the ability to strengthen a weakened tooth as well as repair the appearance of cracks, chips, and fractures. Traditionally, cosmetic dentists take a physical mold of your teeth after they are prepped for the crown or crowns that are going to be placed. This mold is then sent to a dental laboratory where your crown is milled. During this time, a temporary crown is often affixed to the affected tooth. When the creation of the permanent crown is complete, it is then bonded into place in a follow-up visit to the dentist’s office.
CEREC® crowns can offer a much more convenient option than lab-made crowns for our patients. Using digital impressions, our cosmetic dentists, Dr. Valeri Sacknoff and Dr. Robbi Wilson, can design and craft your custom porcelain crowns right here in our office. Since the crowns can be made from high-quality porcelain material with an in-office 3D printer, CEREC® crowns can often be completed in a single visit, giving you a beautiful and natural-looking same-day restoration. While CEREC® crowns may not be possible in some cases, the vast majority of patients are able to take advantage of this advanced technology and ultimately have a more convenient treatment experience.
For more information about same-day CEREC® dental crowns, please contact Pomerado Cosmetic Dentistry.