CEREC vs. Traditional Crowns: What You Need to Know
If you need a crown and you’re comparing the benefits of CEREC crowns vs. traditional laboratory crowns, you’ve probably noticed a lot of conflicting information. Dr. Michael Pope offers both CEREC (in-office) and lab-created dental crowns because they both have advantages.
CEREC vs. Traditional Crowns – the Differences
Here are some points to consider when weighing your options.
CEREC crowns are fast, convenient, and durable. CEREC crowns eliminate the need for additional appointments to seat your final crown and you do not have the hassle of a temporary crown. Temporary crowns use a bonding agent that is easier to remove when your final crown is ready and sometimes come out, requiring a trip to the dental office.
Many dentists argue that CEREC crowns are not as attractive as porcelain crowns, but in most cases, they look natural and blend right in. The final result with any type of crown depends on the experience and artistry of your dentist. Dr. Pope creates beautiful CEREC crowns every day here in our Somerset dental practice. He takes great pride in designing beautiful restorative dentistry.
Traditional crowns offer more options both in design and esthetics. CEREC consist of ceramic only. For patients who need a stronger posterior option due to bite-related issues or a teeth-grinding habit, porcelain fused to metal or full gold crowns may be preferable.
For front teeth, many people prefer the esthetics of all-porcelain, lab-created crowns. Here’s why: When our lab makes a tooth-colored crown, they use a precise layering process to make the shade appear more translucent and multi-dimensional. Since your front teeth are the main focus of your smile, you may choose to have all-porcelain crowns or veneers rather than CEREC.
Experience Matters Most
Ultimately, the quality of any dental crown depends on your dentist’s experience and ability. No matter what type of crown you choose, Dr. Pope will give you the finest one available in modern dentistry today.
To learn more about CEREC crowns or other services we provide, give us a call! We can’t wait to hear from you.