What are CEREC Dental Crowns?

CEREC Dental Crowns Boston

Dental crowns are amongst the most common dental procedures performed during dental visits every day. Crowns are an essential part of orthodontal treatment and management, offering reprieve and solutions to otherwise dental severe related problems. The essence of dental crowns as a restorative procedure stems from their ability to provide stability, strength, and serve as a cover of dental implants. Dental crowns, by definition, are restorative caps that encircle or cover a tooth entirely, permanently bonded to the tooth structure using special dental cement. Dentists opt to use dental crowns in instances where there is extensive tooth damage. The crowns are a product of several materials, one of them being CEREC dental crowns. 

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What are CEREC dental crowns?

The primary issue related to dental crowns is the time it takes to have them fixed into place, a period which means more discomfort and pain to the patient. Having a quick and effective option to have dental crowns in place is the real goal of any patient and the doctor. The solution to a convenient and immediate option is found in an emerging and transformative dental technology known as CEREC. CEREC is an abbreviation of Chairside Economical Restoration of Aesthetic Ceramics.

CEREC offers a quick and timely solution to having dental crowns fixed in place. Patients can get the CEREC dental crowns attached in just one appointment, an essential aspect in the management of orthodontal related ailments and conditions. Patients can instantly regain their confidence and smile, and in the long run, manage to maintain proper oral hygiene and health.

What does CEREC dental crown involve?

CEREC technology utilizes top of the art computer-aided design or equipment aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM), to correctly and develop a crown to fit on the damaged tooth. The dentist uses the technology to make images of your tooth, which are the after used in the crown manufacturing process.

The dentist, using the technology, mills the CEREC crown from a ceramic block that has a perfect matching shade to the patient’s natural teeth. The doctor then bonds the CEREC crown onto the damaged tooth, completely covering it as per the digital models initially used. The entire process and procedure of placing CEREC crowns take place within a single dental appointment.

Why CEREC dental crowns?

As compared to the traditional and typical crowns, CEREC crowns come with a lot of benefits and advantages. Toping the list of benefits is that the entire process takes place within a single sitting and appointment, saving patients time and the agony of waiting for a successful procedure. The traditional crowns fitting process takes place over a series of dental visits scheduled across a period of weeks to complete.

The Process

The dentist reviews your medical history and conducts a meticulous dental exam before opting for a CEREC crown’s fixation. Depending on the outcome of the dental examination, the doctor may recommend other methods of management other than CEREC crowns.

Before the procedure, the doctor will request an intraoral scan, used for a photographic representation of the teeth and in making a digital impression. Then, the captured impression is transferred to the CADCAM software for the creation of a digital tooth restoration set. After achieving a digital restoration, the doctor moves the information to the milling machine for the creation of a ceramic block, a process that takes only 15 minutes. The dentist then polishes the CEREC crowns and cements it into place.

Learn More

Restoring your smile should be a quick and painless process. Learn more about CEREC crowns by scheduling a consultation. Our team is ready to assist and answer any questions you may have. Call Mayani Dental Group at (617) 330-8887 or book an appointment online. New patients are always welcome. Moreover, the office is located at 1 International Place 7th Floor Boston, MA 02110. We look forward to meeting you.

What Your Dental Team Is Doing to Keep You Healthy

Dear Mayani Dental family:

The health and well-being of our patients is our top priority, now and always. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, we are closely following and adhering to precautions advised by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

We want to assure you that we are taking continuous steps to ensure that our office remains a safe place for every patient. It’s important for you to know that dentists are experts in infection control. For instance, we have been trained to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as flu, HIV, hepatitis, tuberculosis and all viral diseases. The precautions we take every day will also help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

We follow precautions developed by the CDC to protect both health care personnel and patients. We sterilize all instruments at 375°F after each use and clean each dental operatory after each patient visit, using surface disinfectants that kill all known infectious diseases, including coronavirus. We utilize dedicated hand wash and one-time use disposable materials which help maintain a safe environment for our patients. Our staff is regularly trained in these procedures.

Working with our facility managers, we’ve ensured that our cleaning team has a sufficient stock of supplies. We have asked them to apply additional focus and time on cleaning door handles, faucets, and other items with high-traffic hand touches. Magazines in our waiting areas are also a risk from frequent contact, so they have been removed.

Seeing your dentist is a vital investment for your general health. Our office remains open to care for our patients following the above guidelines. If you have a fever, are exhibiting symptoms of respiratory illness, or have had recent contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you may be a risk to other patients or staff members. If you are experiencing fever (greater than 100.4), cough, or shortness of breath, please remain at home and contact your primary care physician immediately. 

 

If you would like to reschedule an upcoming appointment or talk through any concerns, please feel free to contact either our offices at

Mayani Dental Group at (617) 330-8887  [email protected]

Or our Brighton location at (617) 783-1822 [email protected]

For immediate attention or concerns please contact our manager at [email protected]

Remember, the best way to protect yourself and your community is with everyday preventative actions, like washing hands often and disinfecting surfaces regularly. These actions will help minimize and slow the spread of the coronavirus.

For the most up-to-date information and guidance, please visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.