A Comparison of CEREC vs. Tradition Crowns

Posted on: May 8, 2019

Are you looking for more information on CEREC crowns because you need one or more crowns placed in your mouth? There are many different types of dental crowns available nowadays, making it a good idea for you to understand the differences between them. There are all-metal crowns available, as well as all-ceramic crowns and porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns. Each crown choice comes with its own strengths and weaknesses, which does not necessarily mean that one crown choice is better than another. Instead, it means that dental patients have choices, which allows them to choose a crown that will ideally meet their particular dental needs.

Why are crowns necessary?

Are you still wondering why crowns are necessary? Whether it is a CEREC crown or another type of crown, they can save a tooth that will otherwise be lost. They are a tooth restoration option that covers an entire tooth with the goal of restoring the overall integrity of the tooth. When a dental patient has one or more teeth that they are at risk of losing, a crown may be the last resort at saving the tooth. When a permanent tooth is lost, it is lost forever. A lost tooth requires patients to choose a tooth replacement option, which is a more in-depth dental process.

Tradition crowns

Tradition crowns are also called conventional crowns, and they come in a variety of different materials, i.e., ceramic, metal, porcelain and resin. In order for a dental professional to place this type of crown on a patient's tooth, the patient will need to make two different appointments. The first appointment is to prepare the tooth for the crown placement, which requires the dental professional to remove portions of the tooth to guarantee a proper fit. The dentist will place a temporary crown on the tooth until the permanent crown is ready, which tends to take anywhere between two and three weeks as the crown information must be sent to an outside lab to create.

CEREC crowns

CEREC crowns are made using a special onsite machine, which adds a lot of convenience to the process. When a dental patient chooses CEREC crowns, there is no need to wait weeks for the crown. Instead, the crown is made right then and there in the dental office while the patient waits. This same day service for placing crowns is one that is growing in popularity every day due to the ultimate convenience it offers.

Have you made your crown choice?

After reading the above comparison information, are CEREC crowns the right choice for you? Whether you are in need of just one crown or multiple crowns to improve your overall good oral health, understanding your crown choices is important. There are many benefits that come with choosing CEREC crowns, but the main reason why so many dental patients are choosing this crown option is the convenience. We invite you to contact us now so we can schedule you for a consultation appointment for more information.

Are you considering CEREC crowns in the St George area? Get more information at https://www.stgeorgedentalcare.com.

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