February 17, 2016

Dental crowns can play a valuable role in maintaining the health of your teeth and gums. In addition to making biting and chewing easier, crowns can relieve pain, preserve enamel, and improve the appearance of your smile. Dr. Richard Assing and Dr. Brenton Assing head up the care team at Complete Dental Care. We work hard to make sure that every patient understands the treatment options available to them. As a cosmetic dentist in Brandon, FL, Dr. Assing has answered many questions about traditional crowns and new CEREC crowns. What is the difference between these two options?


A New Crown in Less Time

A traditional dental crown must be crafted by a technician using a mold taken from the patient’s mouth. The new crown is made from a highly durable dental ceramic or composite resin material. Once the crown is ready, it is sent back to the dentist for placement in the patient’s mouth. The whole process can take days, even weeks, to complete. In the meantime the patient may have a temporary crown placed on their tooth.

A CEREC crown is fabricated on-site from a solid piece of resin or ceramic. The CEREC device utilizes highly precise digital imaging in the creation of the new crown. In a short period of time the new crown is ready for placement in the patient’s mouth.


Which is Right for You?

There are several advantages offered by the CEREC system. For instance:

  • The patient does not typically need to make a follow-up appointment; the new crown can be made and placed in the same day.
  • Patients can begin enjoying their repaired tooth much sooner thanks to the CEREC system.
  • The digital imaging utilized by the CEREC system is highly precise.


Your New Dental Crown

If you would like to find out whether a CEREC crown is right for you, call Complete Dental Care to schedule an appointment with Dr. Assing. Contact us today at 866-910-0262.



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