CEREC DENTIST IN OKLAHOMA CITY
Custom-designed crowns preserve the natural beauty of your smile. In addition to providing a strong buffer against the forces of chewing, a metal-less crown preserves the natural beauty of the smile. What makes CEREC dental crowns different? They are metal-less, custom-designed by a CEREC dentist, last for 15 or more years, and do not show a dark line where tooth structure meets gums.
CEREC crowns are the preferred crown choice for the patient who wants to complete treatment in a single visit at Dental Clinic in Oklahoma City with no temporary crowns. Our CEREC crowns replicate existing tooth anatomy, achieving excellent bite and functionality, each custom crown is artfully crafted for each patient.
A CEREC DENTIST CAN CREATE A CUSTOM CROWN WHILE YOU SIT IN THE CHAIR
Our high-speed camera captures thousands of images per second. These images are then weaved together by the computer to create a 3D computer model. We use this model to create a replica of your tooth in the form of a crown.
The crown is then custom stained, glazed, and placed into a porcelain oven to give it strength and sheen. Once the crown is completed, it is bonded to the tooth and treatment is complete. The restoration is evaluated on the tooth & modified if necessary for bite and fit. And it all happens in one appointment.
DENTAL BRIDGES IN OKC
A dental bridge is one way in which a missing tooth may be replaced. It is crafted by a master ceramist with precise attention to detail. An artificial tooth replaces your missing tooth. A dental bridge can last more than a decade. Dental bridges cannot be made by the CEREC machine and do require multiple appointments. Fixed bridges are designed with two dental crowns, each of which is affixed to the two adjacent teeth (or alternatively, to dental implants) on both sides of the missing tooth. The artificial tooth is fixed between the two crowns, forming a “bridge.”
CEREC Dental Crowns FAQs
Conventional crowns require several visits and involve taking an impression of your teeth, a temporary crown being placed, and then the permanent crown is placed at a later visit. With CEREC crowns, there is no need for impressions or temporary crowns, and the entire process can be completed in a single visit. This is made possible by the use of advanced digital imaging technology and a computer-aided design/manufacturing (CAD/CAM) system that allows the crown to be designed and milled in a single visit.
CEREC crowns are made from the same materials as conventional crowns and are designed to last just as long. With proper oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups, CEREC crowns can last for many years.
The price of CEREC crowns varies and can depend on factors such as the dentist's fees, location, and type of material used. However, they are generally competitively priced compared to conventional crowns and may even be more cost-effective due to their shorter treatment time. If you want tailored advice, just contact the friendly professionals at Reflections Dental Care.
It is recommended that you wait at least 24-48 hours after the CEREC procedure to eat hard foods. During this time, it is important to avoid sticky, hard, and crunchy foods. Your dentist will also provide detailed instructions on how to look after your new crown; following these recommendations will help increase the lifespan of your CEREC crown.
The most expensive tooth crown can depend on several factors, including the material used, the complexity of the procedure, and any additional treatments required. Generally, porcelain fused with metal crowns is the most expensive type of tooth crown due to its durability and aesthetics.
In OKC, the average cost of a crown without insurance is around $1,000-$2,500. However, prices can vary depending on the dentist's fees, the type of crown, and any additional treatments required. If you’re concerned about cost, just contact Reflections Dental Care to discuss your treatment plan.
The best crown to get for teeth depends on many factors, such as the condition of the tooth and the patient’s budget. Porcelain fused with metal crowns (PFM) is a popular choice due to its durability and aesthetics. CEREC crowns are a fantastic option and can be completed in one visit (this saves lots of hassle!).
CEREC crowns are one of the most natural-looking crowns available due to their lifelike color and texture. They are designed to match the shape and shade of your existing teeth, providing a natural and aesthetically pleasing result.
Porcelain fused with metal crowns (PFM) is designed to be strong and durable, making them a long-lasting type of crown available. However, with proper oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups, CEREC crowns can also last for many years. Talk to the professionals at Reflections Dental Care if you need any advice about which type of crown is right for your needs.
Removing a crown can be difficult in some cases, depending on the type of material used and how long it has been in place. Porcelain fused with metal crowns and CEREC crowns can be particularly tricky to remove due to their strength and durability. Fortunately, crown removal is only necessary in very rare cases (it should always be done by a qualified dentist!).