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By DAVID G. FEENEY, DDS
December 07, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cerec  

Getting dental crowns to restore your teeth doesn't have to involve taking messy impressions and waiting weeks for installation. CEREC Same-Day Crowns in Matthews, NC, can restore your teeth in one dental appointment. Your dentist, Dr. David Feeney, will answer all your questions about CEREC before you get them.

FAQs About CEREC

What Is CEREC?

CEREC, Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, is an advanced dental restoration that gives you access to dental crowns in a single day. Unlike conventional dental crowns made at offsite labs, your dentist's office can use the advanced technology of CEREC to make flawlessly fitting dental crowns.

How Does CEREC Work?

The installation procedure for CEREC begins with a dental consultation. During your dental consultation, your dentist assesses your tooth's structural integrity. He then takes a digital image of your teeth. Your dentist uses computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to construct your dental crowns.

How Long Does CEREC Installation Take?

Installing CEREC doesn't need multiple dental appointments because it uses advanced dental technology to create your dental crowns. After taking your dental impression your dentist constructs your new dental crowns in his office. You may need to wait about an hour while your dentist constructs your dental crowns. Therefore, getting CEREC crowns is a convenient option if your schedule is tight.

How Long Do CEREC Crowns Last?

Just because CEREC crowns take a shorter time to install than conventional crowns doesn't mean that they're weaker. CEREC crowns can serve you for up to 15 years. CEREC Same-Day Crowns in Matthews, NC, are durable. However, if you want to get the best out of your CEREC crowns you'll need to care for them properly.

How to Care for CEREC Crowns?

CEREC crowns need proper dental care just like your natural teeth. You need to follow proper dental rules such a regular brushing and flossing. CEREC crowns can't get tooth decay but they won't protect you from gum disease. That's why following proper dental care is still important after getting your CEREC crowns.

If you want to get CEREC Same-Day Crowns in Matthews, NC, call (704) 847-1000 to discuss the process with your dentist, Dr. Feeney.