There are many different types of dental crowns available, including metal, resin, ceramic, and porcelain fused to metal. So which one is right for you? Dental crowns can be built in a lab, taking a week or two to complete, or they can be created same-day using sophisticated CEREC technology.
Each of these types of dental crowns has its own benefits and drawbacks, and after years of practicing dentistry and keeping up with the latest in technologic advances, our Woburn and Winchester dentist Dr. Ryan Clancy has opted to use only same-day CEREC porcelain dental crowns.
Each dental crown material has its pros and cons, as follows:
In the past, dental crowns were always made out of metal. While metal restorations are very strong, they are also very obvious and unnatural in the mouth. Porcelain dental crowns can be customized to match your existing teeth, and they are made of a translucent dental-grade porcelain that mimics the look of real dental enamel.
The benefits of CEREC same-day crowns include:
Our patients love the convenience of being able to have their permanent crown placed in one appointment. The typical process for placing a dental crown involves multiple visits spread out over a number of weeks, during which you have to wear a potentially uncomfortable temporary crown. CEREC same-day crowns eliminate the need for a temporary crown, and allow patients to walk out of the dentist’s office with their permanent dental crown in place.
While CEREC crowns cannot be customized to the same extent that lab-made crowns can, the difference is negligible. We are able to create custom dental crowns that fit seamlessly into your smile and match your existing teeth.
By Ryan M. Clancy, DMD, MAGD, LVIF, FPFA, FIAPA | October 17th, 2018 | Dental Crowns, General Dentistry
Dr. Ryan Clancy and every member of our team are here to help guide you to your healthiest, most confident smile. Take the first step by scheduling a full assessment of your concerns, and begin designing your ideal smile and personalized treatment plan.