Same Day CEREC Crowns in Edina MN
Dental crowns are a beautiful and natural restoration for damaged teeth or teeth that have undergone a root canal treatment. Crowns can be used to restore a wide range of dental issues and can be crafted to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. And at 50th and France Dental care, your Edina, MN dentist can craft a crown while you wait with the revolutionary CEREC technology to give you a strong, natural restoration in just one visit.
What Is CEREC?
CEREC stands for Ceramic Reconstruction and utilizes a variety of technological advances to create customized permanent crowns right in our office. The CEREC system eliminates the need for temporary crown placement while a permanent crown is crafted in a third-party lab. With CEREC, our Edina dental office can offer you same-day crowns for your convenience.
CEREC crowns can be crafted to match your natural teeth through color-matching and staining. In most cases, a CEREC crown is as good or better than a lab-created crown. Of course, every mouth is different, but generally CEREC will offer more advantages than a traditional crown. It preserves more of the natural tooth and eliminates the dark metal collar near the gum line of a traditional crown. Your Edina dentist will advise you of your options and whether CEREC is the right choice for your individual situation.
How Does CEREC Work?
The CEREC system uses 3-D digital imaging and modeling software to create a three-dimensional model of your mouth. This model is then used to design a crown that will fit over the damaged or compromised tooth for an immediate aesthetic improvement that also offers protection for the remaining tooth structure.
Once the software has determined the best match for your restoration, your crown is milled from a block of special ceramic to the exact specifications using the CEREC manufacturing software. After the crown is complete, your Edina dentist will test the crown's fit, make any necessary minor adjustments to the shape or color, polish the crown, and cement it into place.
Are CEREC Crowns Reliable?
With the current CEREC technology, CEREC-crafted crowns have an excellent long-term success rate, usually lasting ten years or more. This is comparable to the expected life of traditional porcelain-over-metal crowns, and in many cases, CEREC crowns are even more reliable than gold crowns.
Digital imaging also gives a better and more reliable model for crafting the crown than physical impressions, which can be warped by movement during the impression process. This ensures a better fit and a lower chance of developing decay along the margins, the space between your natural tooth and the crown.
Find Out if CEREC Crowns Are Right for You
From frown to crown in just one visit, CEREC crowns can have you smiling today. Call our Edina dental office now for more information about the CEREC system or to schedule a consultation.