A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) is the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Cerec crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
Reasons for Cerec crowns:
What does getting a Cerec crown involve?
A crown procedure will require one appointment, having mulitiple appointments is the thing of the past. Your appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown the same day.
While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished your dentist will fabricate your crown. You can have some coffee or watch your crown custom made while in the office.
You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.