CEREC Same-Day Crowns: How Long Do They Last?
Are you tired of waiting weeks for a dental crown to be sent off to the lab, fabricated, sent back, and finally installed?
Have you heard of CEREC same-day crowns and wondered if they’re worth it?
While the convenience of same-day crowns is appealing, many people wonder how long they will last compared to traditional crowns.
This article will explore the longevity of CEREC same-day crowns and what factors can affect their lifespan.
What are CEREC same-day crowns?
CEREC same-day crowns are a type of dental restoration that can be completed in a single visit to the dentist.
This technology uses CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) to create a digital model of your tooth, which is then used to create a custom-fit crown matching the shape and size of your natural tooth.
Unlike traditional crowns that require multiple appointments, CEREC same-day crowns can be designed, milled, and placed in just one visit.
This technology has revolutionized dental restorations, offering patients a more convenient and efficient option.
How long do CEREC same-day crowns last?
The lifespan of CEREC same-day crowns can vary depending on several factors, including the patient’s oral hygiene habits, the location of the crown in the mouth, and the material used to make the crown.
On average, CEREC same-day crowns can last 10-15 years but can last even longer with proper care and maintenance.
One significant factor that can affect the lifespan of CEREC same-day crowns is oral hygiene.
Just like natural teeth, crowns need regular brushing and flossing to prevent decay and bacteria buildup.
Neglecting to clean your teeth and gums properly can lead to gum disease, which can cause the crown to become loose and eventually fail.
The location of the crown in the mouth can also impact its lifespan.
Teeth subjected to more significant chewing forces, such as molars, can wear down the crown more quickly than those in the front of the mouth.
Patients who grind their teeth (bruxism) may also experience premature wear and tear on their crowns.
The material used to make the crown is another factor.
CEREC same-day crowns are made of durable materials like porcelain or zirconia.
If you have a habit of biting hard objects (chewing on ice or a pencil end) or experience trauma to the mouth, your crown may be more prone to chipping or cracking.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Kinney at Keystone Dentistry to learn more about CEREC crowns.
How to care for CEREC same-day crowns?
Proper care and maintenance of CEREC same-day crowns can help extend their lifespan. Here are a few tips to keep your crowns in top condition:
- Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste
- Floss daily to remove plaque and bacteria buildup
- Avoid chewing hard objects, such as ice or pens
- Wear a mouthguard if you grind your teeth at night
- Visit your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings
CEREC same-day crowns offer patients a convenient and efficient option for restoring damaged teeth.
While their lifespan can vary depending on several factors, they can last many years with proper care and maintenance.
By following good oral hygiene practices and visiting your dentist regularly, you can help ensure the longevity of your CEREC same-day crowns.
Ready to restore your smile with CEREC crowns? Contact Keystone Dentistry to schedule an appointment.
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