CEREC Dental Crowns Available At Acacia Dental Group
Phillip, ACT based Acacia Dental Group is pleased to share that patients may now receive a new type of tooth crown, known as the CEREC dental crown, at their clinic. They encourage their community to learn more about the various types of crowns that are available, as each has a distinctive purpose. Similarly, they welcome any direct inquiries from those who wish to discuss their options with a professional.
Damage to an individual’s teeth can occur for numerous reasons, including tooth decay, injuries or even regular use. Over time, this can affect the tooth’s shape or size, and a dentist may recommend dental crowns as one way to address the problem. They are cemented into place, and they can be used to restore a tooth’s shape, size, strength and appearance. Dental crowns come in a variety of materials, from porcelain and resin to metals and ceramics. Patients often appreciate crowns for the simple fact that they do not require any additional care — the usual habits that conserve oral hygiene are enough. A crown may be installed to protect a weak tooth, hold a dental bridge in place, cover a dental implant or even restore a broken tooth, among many other uses.
One major drawback of this technique, however, is that a patient may need to wait several weeks before their dental crown is placed. Fortunately, Acacia Dental Group is pleased to offer their community access to CEREC dental crowns, an innovative process through which a patient may receive a new dental crown within a single appointment.
The clinic explains that patients previously needed to come in for two separate appointments, the first of which had their dentist examining the tooth in question and shaping it down in order to take an impression. A lab would then receive this impression and use it to produce the corresponding dental crown. Since this part of the process takes some time, the patient would be fitted with a temporary dental crown that would offer a (lesser) degree of protection while they waited. Their second appointment may occur up to two or three weeks later, at which point the temporary crown would be removed and the completed dental crown would be bonded to the remnants of their natural tooth.
The CEREC machine works on a much faster timeline, allowing Acacia Dental’s cosmetic dentists to create 3D images of a patient’s tooth. A custom ceramic restoration can then be designed with a great deal of accuracy. Given that the crown is created within the same premises and does not require any travel time, the patient can have their procedure completed in a single appointment.
CEREC crowns offer multiple advantages, one of the most popular of which is that they look and feel almost identical to the patient’s natural teeth. The remaining tooth (to which it is bonded) is also preserved, preventing further breakage in the process. The durable material is also resistant to stains, making it relatively easy to care for. According to Acacia Dental, a crown of this kind is often expected to last a minimum of 10 years, but a careful and conscientious patient may see them last for 15. Conversely, poor care may require further intervention in as few as five years, so it is recommended that patients begin an appropriate cleaning regimen as soon as possible following this procedure.
In addition to brushing and flossing regularly, the practice advises that patients return every six months for a check up to ensure that nothing is amiss. A thorough examination will be carried out, and any developing issues can be swiftly corrected.
Those who wish to regain full use of their chewing ability and not have to avoid certain foods are encouraged to contact their dentist at Acacia Dental Group today to learn if CEREC dental crowns are suitable for their needs. The practice is also able to work with other types of tooth crowns, and patients are only recommended procedures that directly address their individual requirements.
Further details regarding CEREC dental crowns or the practice’s other services can be found on their official website. Patients may also contact Dr. Sirisha Yalamanchili of Acacia Dental Group to follow up on any further inquiries.
For more information about Acacia Dental Group, contact the company here:
Acacia Dental Group
(02) 6281 2222
Suite 14, Level 2, Gadal Chambers, 48 Corinna St, Phillip ACT 2606