What material is a CEREC crown?

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What material is a CEREC crown?

If you need tooth restoration, a crown is usually the best option. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cover that fits over the entire tooth surface. For fast tooth restoration, visit Dr. Scott Langdon's office for CEREC crowns in Mooresville, NC. You can get one made the same day, thanks to modern technology. 

What is a CEREC crown?

A CEREC crown is made using digital technology. We use CAD-CAM technology to print a ceramic crown in a dental office. After the computer design is complete, the dentist's private milling machine forms the new crown.

Most traditional crowns are cast using metals such as gold alloys, non-precious heavy alloys, porcelain-fused-to-metal materials, and other metal alloys.

The advantage of CAD/CAM (computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing) technology is that crowns can be made in much less time.

So the patient does not have to return to the dental office for another appointment to get their crown. You do not have to wait several weeks for a dental technician to fabricate it. You also don't have to wear a temporary crown while your permanent crown is being made.

When you visit our office in Mooresville, NC, for CEREC crowns, you will get a durable restoration crafted using the most advanced CEREC technology.

What Material is a CEREC Crown Made From?

The material that is used to make a CEREC crown is porcelain. Porcelain is a type of ceramic material that is very strong and can be colored to match the natural color of teeth.

Porcelain is also a good choice for crowns because it is non-metallic and will not cause any allergic reactions.

The benefits of this include:

  • A CEREC crown will look like a natural tooth
  • No metal showing on teeth
  • The crown matches the natural color of teeth
  • Crowns made from porcelain are strong and resistant to chipping or cracking.
  • You get your new CEREC crown the same day
  • It is environmentally friendly

If you are ready to repair your damaged tooth in a short amount of time, visit Dr. Langdon's office. Call us at 704-664-1188 for CEREC crowns in Mooresville, NC, today. We look forward to serving you!