How Do CEREC Same-Day Dental Crowns Matchup with Traditional Lab Crowns?

Getting a dental crown is a process that has traditionally taken multiple appointments and several weeks to complete. With CEREC same-day dental crowns, a service offered by Dr. Scott Siemen at Paxton Dental Care in Worcester, Massachusetts, you will experience unparalleled convenience. But are CEREC same-day crowns as dependable as lab-created crowns? Let us look at how they match up!

Matchup: Convenience

This is one comparison where there is no comparison! CEREC same-day dental crowns eliminate the need for multiple visits, physical impressions, and temporary crowns. It is right in the name! CEREC same-day dental crowns are milled right there in your dentist’s office, making a CEREC dental crown the most convenient choice available to patients who need a dental crown. Compare this to a traditional crown which will require multiple weeks to be crafted in an offsite lab. In the meantime, you are stuck with a temporary crown that is not as durable or strong and could crack or fall off suddenly. When you go in for your appointment for a CEREC same-day dental crown, you will walk away that same day with your permanent crown.

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Matchup: Appearance

CEREC same-day crowns and lab-created crowns both provide a result that is beautiful and natural in appearance. Just because CEREC crowns are made at your dental office within a single appointment does not mean you are sacrificing a great-looking crown for one that is inferior in how it will look in your mouth. A same-day crown may not provide the ultra-realistic appearance of a lab-created crown, but they are still exceptionally beautiful. The ceramic is color-matched and polished so that it still provides an entirely natural look which will be very difficult to point out in a mouth full of natural teeth.

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Matchup: Durability

Again, just because you have chosen a CEREC same-day crown does not mean you are getting an inferior product. In this case, a CEREC same-day crown and a crown created in a lab will have comparable durability and longevity. Both will last anywhere from 10 to 15 years when properly cared for. You do not need to worry about it breaking or cracking with normal wear and tear from chewing. Unless you are partaking in bad habits such as chewing on hard objects or grinding your teeth which would break a lab-created crown as well, you can count on a CEREC same-day crown as a long-term restorative solution.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Scott Siemen, please call (508) 557-2400 today!

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