What is Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a tooth shaped ‘cap’ placed over a tooth, to cover the tooth to restore its shape, size, and improve its appearance. It is fixed onto the tooh by cementation and it covers the visible portion of the tooth above the gum line.

Protect a weak tooth from breaking or hold together parts of a cracked tooth

Cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t lot of natural tooth structure left after tooth preparation

Cover badly shaped or darkly stained tooth

Cover a dental implant

One Day Crown

The biggest difference between the CEREC one day crown and traditional crown is time and comfortability. The process of placing a traditional crown usually starts with tooth preparation and followed by taking an impression of the teeth. The impression is then sent to the lab for technicians to start the crown manufacture. It usually takes up to two weeks longer! A temporary crown will be placed while waiting for the crown to be ready. This results in multiple trips to the dental office, and longer waiting time.

With the CEREC crown, everything is completed in a single day. The traditional messy and sticky impressions can be avoided, instead your dentist will use a digital camera to record the images of your tooth. This could be an attractive option for people who want to avoid multiple visits to the clinic as your crown can be ready within a day!