Eric T. Moskowitz, DDS
Cosmetic, Implant, and General Dentistry located in Concord, NC
According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, around 15 million Americans have used dental crowns to replace missing teeth. Eric T. Moskowitz, DDS, of Concord, North Carolina, is proud to offer same-day crown placement, using state-of-the-art CEREC technology. In just one visit, you can restore confidence in your smile. For professional, expert dental crown placement, call or schedule an appointment online today.
Cerec Crowns Q & A
What is a dental crown?
A crown is a piece of metal, plastic, ceramic, or porcelain that covers a damaged tooth. It's designed in the shape of the original tooth and can enhance the tooth's appearance and stability. The crown acts as a protective covering, as it's fitted over the original tooth so that the visible portion of the tooth is encased. It's sealed in place with dental cement.
You may need a crown to:
- Cover dark or misshapen teeth
- Cover a misshapen dental implant
- Replace failing restorations
- Strengthen weakened teeth
A crown can be beneficial if you have previously needed a large filling, which decreased the strength of your natural tooth. Crowns can protect natural teeth from breaking and from getting an infection, which could cause complications for your oral and general health.
What is a CEREC crown?
Dr. Moskowitz is highly trained in the specialized use of the Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic (CEREC) technology to create dental crowns. This is a state-of-the-art method that produces digital impressions and creates and places ceramic crowns.
Traditionally, the process of getting a crown can be extensive. It often requires several visits, and the steps are often difficult and uncomfortable for patients. Usually, it can take an average of two to three weeks to produce and fit a crown.
Using CEREC technology, professional quality crowns can be produced in as little as two hours.
What are the benefits of getting a CEREC crown?
There are many benefits to using this technology to produce your crown. Some benefits include:
- Digital impressions instead of clay molds
- Two-hour process from start to finish
- Only a single visit required
- Precise and accurate crown production
- Natural look and feel of restoration
- No need for temporary crowns
- Less post-operative sensitivity
CEREC crowns, on average, last 10-15 years and are generally more aesthetically pleasing than other types of crowns.
What the steps of getting a CEREC crown?
The steps for getting a CEREC crown are simple, and Dr. Moskowitz directly oversees or performs them. These steps include:
- Digital 3D image of your mouth
- Crown measurements determined
- Creation of ceramic crown by CEREC unit
- Crown is placed, painted, and glazed
- Crown is bonded using ultraviolet light
Once your crown is complete, you have a natural-looking tooth to help restore confidence in your smile.
For a consultation about using CEREC, call or book an appointment with Eric T. Moskowitz, DDS, today.