CEREC Crowns at Ravenscourt Dental
At Ravenscourt Dental Practice, we understand that our patients have busy lives, and a trip to the dentist doesn’t tend to be at the top of your list of want-to-dos.
Our expert practitioners and hygienists are dedicated to making your experience with us as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. Our holistic approach to dentistry means we always have your wellbeing - and your hectic schedule - in mind.
That’s why we’re pleased to offer CEREC crowns at our practice. Unlike traditional dental crowns, state-of-the-art CEREC crown treatments can be performed in one swift appointment. That means your crown will be measured, created and fitted - all within a couple of hours.
What is a CEREC crown?
When a tooth gets damaged, your dentist will usually recommend a dental crown – a small cap that fits over the tooth to cover and protect the damaged or broken tooth underneath. Dental crowns are also great for hiding discolouration and keeping dental bridges in place.
Dental crowns come in a variety of materials, including resin, porcelain, metal and ceramic. CEREC crowns are made with a super-strong ceramic material, and made and fitted using innovative computer software.
CEREC - Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic – is a state-of-the-art technology that works to design a material almost identical to your natural tooth. It’s so sophisticated, the entire process takes just a couple of hours from start to finish. Your CEREC crown will be made and fitted in just one appointment. No more waiting.
Who can benefit from a CEREC crown?
CEREC crowns will benefit anyone who needs help with a damaged or broken tooth. The treatment is especially helpful for those after an immediate solution. At Ravenscourt Dental, we’re proud to have helped countless patients in emergency situations with CEREC crowns, getting them back to their best for an important job interview or even their wedding day!
Why choose a CEREC crown?
With traditional crown treatments, you’re looking at a more drawn-out process than with CEREC. You begin by choosing the type of crown you need with your dentist, who then trims the tooth and takes a mould. The mould is then sent to a specialist laboratory to be custom-made for you, and your bespoke crown is returned to your dentist within three weeks.
All in all, you’re looking at two appointments and a bit of a wait. Your dentist will fit you with a temporary crown while you wait for your permanent bespoke crown to arrive. Naturally, these aren’t as durable as the permanent crown fitted later on.
So, although it’s pricier than the traditional dental crown treatment, there are lots of perks to opting for a CEREC dental treatment…
Unlike the process for traditional dental crowns, CEREC crowns are quick and easy to fit. Gone are the days of waiting a couple of weeks for a crown to be fitted. Thanks to CEREC dental technology, you’ll be in and out of the dental clinic in just a couple of hours.
CEREC crowns don’t have a metal core like traditional crowns, which means they look much more lifelike. Chances are, friends and family won’t be able to tell the difference from your natural teeth! They’re often used as teeth whitening crowns for this reason.
CEREC crowns are among the sturdiest and most durable out there, so you can count on them to last.
What’s the procedure like?
The CEREC system uses state-of-the-art digital mapping technology known as CAD, or Computer Aided Design, to create your new CEREC crown from scratch.
First of all, your dentist will use the machine to take a digital snapshot of the inside of your mouth. The computer software then works to create a bespoke crown template based on this information. The information is then sent through to a milling machine - a clever gadget that works to cut through material to a desired size and shape. This ceramic material is plaque resident and incredibly durable. This is where your 3D ceramic crown comes to life, before, finally, your dentist polishes and bonds the CEREC crown to your tooth.
Alternatives to CEREC crowns
Some patients may qualify for CEREC veneers instead of CEREC crowns. Veneers are thin shells that cover the front of the teeth, as opposed to a crown, which is fitted over the top. They’re usually made out of porcelain or resin composite, but your dentist can use the clever CEREC technology to create veneers out of ceramic. CEREC veneers are a brilliant alternative solution for discoloured and damaged teeth.
Other types of dental crowns
At Ravenscourt Dental, we offer a variety of dental crowns. Crowns can be made from a variety of different materials depending on your individual needs…
- Ceramic (as used in CEREC dental treatments)
- Composite resin
- A combination of different materials
Other options include bonded crowns, metal covered in porcelain, or complete metal crowns. Our expert dentists will review these choices with you to help you decide on the correct treatment option for you, ensuring you understand all the benefits and drawbacks before you make any decisions.
Get in touch with us
Like the sound of a speedy dental crown treatment without the usual wait? Or do you have a dental emergency and need a CEREC crown fitted as soon as possible? Whatever the dilemma, get in touch with the friendly team at Ravenscourt Dental.
You can call the practice on 020 8748 4023 or email us at [email protected]