Choosing between the various restorations available for the repair of a damaged tooth can seem overwhelming. There are many options available today for a good reason. We are no longer limited only to silver fillings or gold dental crowns. We have progressed beyond a standard metal crown, even with a porcelain overlay. When facing restoration with a dental crown, you now have options for technology as well as materials.
In addition to various lab-fabricated crowns, we offer CEREC crowns in our Social Circle, GA practice. These crowns are similar to standard ceramic or porcelain crowns in some ways, but made differently. Primarily, the time frame makes CEREC immediately appealing, but there is more to love about this innovative technology.
CEREC has been used for over twenty years, providing patients with single-visit restorations that are strong and aesthetically pleasing. During a visit in which CEREC is incorporated, Dr. Jones removes all damaged areas of the affected tooth, and prepares it for its new crown. Different from the process of lab-fabricated crowns, CEREC uses CAD/CAM technology to create the impression used to make restorations. This eliminates the need for thick, gooey impression material. CAD/CAM uses a tiny camera, placed inside the mouth. This camera takes a picture, which is then transformed into a 3D model, showing us the natural structure of the prepared tooth.
There are various benefits to CEREC technology. Most recognized is the fact that CEREC crowns take only a few minutes to make, completing the entire restoration process within just one visit. Life is busy, and having the ability to complete dental treatment faster and with great accuracy saves precious time. Another benefit, which isn't usually considered, but is no less significant, is the fact that CEREC crowns are incredibly strong. Bonded directly to the prepared tooth, a CEREC crown can withstand the pressure of biting force for many years.
Every patient requires treatment based not only on time, but also on budget and specific physical needs. In providing choices for innovative treatment like CEREC, we ensure something for everyone.
Contact us on (770) 464-1900 to learn more about CEREC, or to schedule your next dental visit.
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Social Circle Dental is a holistic dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures, while focusing on your overall health and well-being.