Frequently Asked Questions About CEREC Crowns

Frequently Asked Questions About CEREC Crowns

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At Cakmes Dental Studio, we work with patients looking to achieve their ideal smile through dental restorative services. Living with teeth damaged from decay, injuries, and poor structural integrity can not only cause a loss of confidence but can also be a detriment to oral health. This is where crowns come in. Crowns are custom caps cemented to a patient’s tooth to increase functionality and appearance. One type of crown is made using a CEREC system. When considering which crown is right for you, many questions are involved. We’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions regarding CEREC crowns. Use this information to see if CEREC crowns are right for you! 

What is a CEREC crown? 

The ceramic restoration technique can be used to create full crowns in just one visit without temporary crowns or impressions. All information needed to create custom crowns comes from a tiny, accurate camera that scans the patient’s mouth and relays the dimensions of each tooth. From there, a specialized machine carves those dimensions out of porcelain-colored to natural-colored tooth shades. Your dentist will then apply these to your teeth and send you on your way! This type of crown differs from traditional types in the time it takes to make the crown, color, and material, but is still long-lasting and durable. 

How long do CEREC crowns last? 

CEREC crowns typically last up to 15 years. Overall this is very dependent on the patient’s oral hygiene. Habitual brushing, flossing, and mouthwash can maintain the quality of the crown as well as prevent harmful medical side effects such as bacteria growth and periodontal disease. 

Are CEREC crowns better than traditional crowns?

There are many factors to this question, which leaves us with more than a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer. Both CEREC and traditional crowns have pros and cons, however, CEREC crowns offer a few key features that appeal to many of our patients. If you are looking for a faster, same-day procedure with esthetic results, ceramic restoration crowns would be your best option. One-time office visits ultimately save time off from work. Other factors such as tooth shape, bite structure, and more can also be factored in in determining which crown type is best for you. 

Where can I schedule a consultation for CEREC crowns? 

Cakmes Dental Studio in Knoxville, Tennessee is accepting new patients for CEREC crowns! Call our office today to set up your consultation with our dental experts. We would be happy to answer any other questions you might have about crowns and other dental services that we offer that will give you your dream smile.

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What is Cerec restoration?

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At Cakmes Dental Studio, we use the latest dental technology to help you achieve your most beautiful and natural smile. One of the advanced  technologies that we have adopted is CEREC.

What is CEREC?

CEREC or Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics is a computer-aided restoration technique. It uses a machine that combines a camera, computer, and milling instrument to create tooth restorations in the dental office, in just a single visit.

Traditionally, tooth restoration takes several visits to the dentist as the process involves sending your tooth mold to an outside lab and creating a temporary crown for you. This part of the process is eliminated in CEREC. 

This system isn’t just more efficient than the traditional restoration process, but it’s also shown to be safer and more effective.

How does it work?

The process begins with your dentist preparing your tooth for restoration. Using advanced software and technology, CEREC takes a photo of the treatment area and converts that into a 3D virtual model.

With feedback from your dentist, the machine creates the final tooth restoration. The milling instrument that it comes with precisely carves a ceramic block based on the exact specifications of your restoration. Your dentist will ensure that the restoration fits well in your mouth before polishing and bonding it to your tooth.

The whole process usually doesn’t take longer than 2 hours.

What are the benefits of CEREC restoration?

Since CEREC uses advanced digital technology, the tooth restoration has a much better fit. This significantly decreases your chance of getting tooth and gum infections as gaps in the teeth and gums can be breeding grounds for bacteria. 

Metal restorations may contain some toxic chemicals that may be hazardous to your health. This won’t happen in CEREC as all of its restorations are metal-free.

Lastly, tooth restorations done through CEREC last long and feel more natural than restorations done traditionally.

Want to find out if CEREC would work well for you? Call us 865-584-6163 for more info. 



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