Over time, teeth begin to weaken. This leaves them more susceptible to problems such as decay, cracks or discoloration. A dental crown can renew the appearance and function of a tooth.
Dental crowns can:
- Protect a weak tooth from breaking
- Hold a cracked tooth together
- Cover and support a damaged or decayed tooth
- Cover a severely discolored tooth
- Restore a broken or severely worn tooth
Also, dental crowns are often used in conjunction with root canal therapy, dental implants or as an anchor for a bridge.
A CEREC crown is a type of dental crown that is created using CAD/CAM technology. CAD/CAM stands for Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing, and it is a process that uses advanced software and machinery to design and create dental restorations, such as crowns.
CEREC crowns are considered to be one of the best options for dental restorations for several reasons. First, they can be created in a single visit to Provinces Dental, which saves the patient time and reduces the need for multiple appointments. Second, CEREC crowns are custom-designed to fit the patient’s teeth perfectly, which helps to ensure a comfortable fit and a natural-looking appearance. Third, CEREC crowns are made from high-quality materials, such as ceramic or porcelain, which are durable and long-lasting.
Another benefit of CEREC crowns is that they can be created on-site at Provinces Dental, using advanced technology and machinery. This eliminates the need for temporary crowns, which can be uncomfortable and may fall off or break before the permanent crown can be placed.
If you need a dental crown, talk to Dr. David Poelman and Dr. Jonathan Bergloff about the benefits of CEREC crowns and whether they are the right option for your specific needs.