Bradley Dental Group Is Proud to Announce that we are one of the first to offer single visit crowns in the Northern NJ Area!
Conventional dental crowns typically take two office visits. On your first visit, your tooth is shaved and shaped, and molds are taken for your crown. A temporary crown is placed over your tooth to protect it while your permanent crown is created in a dental lab. On your second visit, your new crown is tried in and cemented.
CEREC Single Visit Crowns are different because it only takes one visit and you leave your visit with your new all ceramic permanent crown. It is quick, easy, and your tooth is fully repaired with material that is natural looking and durable. What's more - because there is no metal in the crown - it is possible to "see" with dental x-rays the part of the tooth covered by the CEREC Crown.
- Can anyone receive CEREC crowns? Usually, Yes.
- I've had a metal crown most of my life. Is it possible for me to replace it with a CEREC crown? Usually, yes.
- Could a CEREC crown be a better replacement for a broken or chipped veneer? CEREC crowns may be used to restore front teeth but there may be other materials that are more esthetically pleasing.
- Are CEREC crowns more expensive than traditional crowns? Are there long-term cost advantages? Most insurance companies do assist with covering CEREC crowns, similar to conventional types of crowns. The long term cost advantages of CEREC crowns are:
- Less risk of recurrent decay due to bonding method.
- Less tooth structure is removed using the CEREC method.
- The material is very durable and healthier for your gum tissue.
- I have very small teeth. Could a CEREC crown still be used in my case? Yes, the CEREC technology allows us to customize the size and shape of each tooth.
- My teeth are a bit stained and discolored. Would a CEREC crown look strange next to my other teeth? An esthetic crown may be a better option because the lab technician has better control over color variations. However, if the tooth is not visible when you smile or speak, it may not be a concern.
- Can you whiten a CEREC crown? No, restorative materials typically do not respond to whitening.
- Are there certain foods to avoid after receiving a CEREC crown? A CEREC crown is similar to your natural tooth structure but could break or fracture when eating hard candies or if you use your teeth to open bottles
- Does the procedure hurt? You are anesthetized during the procedure to ensure your comfort.
- How durable are CEREC crowns? CEREC crowns are very durable and their scientific makeup is very similar to natural tooth enamel.
- Will I have any sensitivity in my teeth after getting a CEREC crown? Most patients do not have sensitivity or pain after a CEREC crown but there is always a chance of sensitivity after any dental procedure. If this occurs, please make sure to contact us so we can assist you in sensitivity management.
- What happens if I damage my CEREC crown? Depending on the extent of damage, CEREC crowns can either be repaired or replaced. If the integrity of the crown is not compromised and is not rough or bothersome to the patient it can be left as is.
- How much of my tooth is removed? Only the damaged, defective or decayed portion of the tooth is removed during the CEREC procedure. Therefore, more of your natural tooth structure is retained. When traditional crowns are made healthy tooth structure needs to be removed in order for the crown to cover the tooth and to allow retention.
- What is the difference between a crown and veneer? A crown typically covers both the front and back of a front tooth and covers the biting surface of a back tooth. A veneer is a thin porcelain layer that covers the front surface of a tooth.
- Will I still see that black line at the gum line if I replace my old crown? The black line seen at the gumline with traditional crowns is the metal portion under the porcelain layer. When using a CEREC crown to replace old crowns there is no metal material so any black lines are eliminated.