One of the main benefits of a Cerec crown is the ease of the procedure from start to finish. We know that your time is valuable and with fewer visits to our office there’s less time you have to take off work or away from other pursuits.
Another benefit of having the crown milled and fitted for you on the same visit is that there’s no need to wear an ill-fitting temporary crown for weeks while you wait for an off-site dental lab to finish making the permanent crown. This not only eliminates the discomfort of a temporary crown, it also protects your tooth from additional decay.
The digital 3D imaging of the Cerec machine is precise, so you receive a better fitting crown. Another bonus of the exactness of the computer scan is that it usually reduces the amount of drilling required. That not only means less discomfort for you, it also means that your underlying tooth remains stronger.
The aesthetics of a Cerec crown are another advantage. Traditional crowns are made of metal which is covered with porcelain. As the crown ages, the porcelain can wear away exposing some of the unsightly metal base. The Cerec crown is made entirely of tooth-colored ceramic which is especially important if the crown can be seen when you smile.