Why You May Need a Dental Crown
Dental crowns are often suggested by your dentist to help treat several different issues. Some of the most common reasons your dentist may recommend a dental crown are:
- If you have a cavity that is too large for a filling;
- Your tooth is cracked, overly worn down, or in a weakened state;
- You have undergone a root canal and your restored tooth is in need of protection; or
- Your natural tooth is poorly shaped or is extremely discolored.
CERAC Same Day Crowns vs Traditional Dental Crowns
Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic (CERAC) same day crowns have revolutionized the options available to those in need of crowns.
Years ago, crowns were a multi-visit task that could take weeks. During your first appointment, the damage would be assessed and an impression of your teeth would be taken. This impression would then be sent to a lab, where your crown would be fabricated. During this time, you would be sent home with a temporary, often ill-fitting solution. Once the dentist receives your final, fabricated crown, you would need to schedule a second appointment. During this appointment, your temporary crown would be removed and the final one would be installed.
CERAC same day crowns expedite this process and often reduce your dental expenses. CERAC crowns utilize modern technology to create a perfectly fitted crown in a single visit. First, a digital impression is taken of the inside of your mouth. Using this 3D image of your mouth, CERAC combined computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and computer-aided design (CAD) software to create a custom ceramic crown that will fit perfectly.
The Benefits of CERAC Same Day Crowns
There are plenty of benefits that make CERAC same day crowns an ideal choice. Perhaps the biggest benefit is that you only need to make one appointment. In fact, your appointment may only two hours from start to finish. (This reduces your overall costs thanks to reducing appointments and streamlining the fabrication process.) It also means you do not need to suffer through the use of a plastic, temporary crown or messy, goopy impression materials.
CERAC same day crowns are natural looking and come in an assortment of shades that match your natural teeth. The high-quality porcelain used in a CERAC same day crown will last a lifetime and is less prone to cracking, discoloration or separation.
Same Day Crowns in Hanford, CA
At the dental offices of Dr. Jack Nagrani D.D.S., we strive to keep your smile brilliant. If you are in need of a dental crown, our CERAC same day crowns can have you in and out the door in no time. Contact us today to learn more about CERAC same day crowns with Dr. Jack Nagrani D.D.S.