CEREC® is a newer dental technology that allows for the creation of dental crowns on the spot through the use of a computer and a machine. CEREC stands for the chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics. With the CEREC technology comes a lot of benefits. Ready to learn more about them?Outlined below are a few…
The FAQs of CEREC Crown Aftercare
CEREC® simplifies the process of getting a dental crown. Instead of having to make two dental appointments to complete the treatment, CEREC allows you to get a customized crown placed on a tooth during a single visit to the dentist.
These crowns are made at the clinic using a CEREC milling machine that works like a 3D printer for restorations. The patient’s customized crown is made from a 3D model of their tooth, leading to a restoration that fits better than the standard crown.
Frequently asked questions about taking care of CEREC crowns
CEREC crowns are incredibly versatile restorations, and they can last more than 30 years if you take good care of them. Let us explore the answers to some of the questions you might have about taking care of your CEREC crown.
1. Do I still have to brush the crown?
Absolutely. Crowns are not susceptible to tooth decay, but that is not a valid excuse to neglect the tooth being protected by the crown. Acids can still attack the base of the crown where it meets with the tooth and slowly damage what is left of it. This can also lead to the restoration falling off. Spending time to clean the base of the tooth being covered with a crown and the restoration itself makes it last longer.
2. Can I eat whatever I like?
Crowns are designed to be able to withstand the bite forces teeth deal with, but that does not mean it is okay to eat everything you see. Even real teeth have their limits, and they can become cracked or broken when you bite down on hard things like ice or hard candies.
Also, people who get crowns should avoid sticky foods for the first few days after getting their restorations placed. That is how long it takes for the dental cement to set. Consuming chewy foods during this period can lead to the restoration becoming loose or falling out.
3. Can my crown be whitened?
No, teeth whitening treatments cannot be used to improve the color of CEREC crowns. People who are interested in whitening their teeth should inform their dentist before getting a crown so they end up with a restoration that matches the color of their newly whitened teeth.
4. How do I deal with the increased sensitivity?
Increased teeth sensitivity is a somewhat common side effect of getting a crown placed on a tooth. It is caused by the dentist removing enamel from the tooth’s sides. Enamel is the protective outer layer of teeth, and it protects the more delicate dentin – which contains tiny nerve endings.
Preparing a tooth for a crown removes the natural protection the tooth’s dentin has, which leads to increased sensitivity. It should go away in a few days, and it can be managed with over-the-counter desensitizing products.
Get the most out of your CEREC crown
A CEREC crown can last over 30 years if you take good care of it. Give us a call or stop by our Trophy Club clinic to set up an appointment with our dentist.
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