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A crown is a prosthetic cap that resembles the color, form, and shape of a natural tooth. It is used to cover, strengthen, and restore a missing tooth due to damage or extraction. A crown has several uses in dentistry which provides a practical solution for fixing specific dental issues. Midgette Family Dentistry has invested in the latest dental technologies and equipment to provide a more convenient solution for every patient’s needs including CEREC Crowns.

dental crown and bridge

What is a CEREC Crown?

CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics which works the same way as a traditional dental crown. A crown can fully enclose an affected tooth to prevent or protect it from any damage. It can also be used in dental implants which can replace an entire missing tooth to restore its appearance and function.

Source: What Is CEREC In Dentistry? | Colgate®

When is a Dental Crown Needed?

  • It can protect a weakened tooth due to decay or after Root canal procedure
  • To restore a worn down tooth
  • To support a tooth with a large filling that does not have too much tooth left
  • It holds a dental bridge in place
  • To cover a severely discolored tooth
  • It  serves as the tooth in a dental implant
  • It improves the tooth appearance
  • Save a tooth which is too damaged to receive a dental filling

Difference Between a Traditional Crown and CEREC Crown

Both crowns work the same way as the other, but the main difference between them is the length of the procedure. While traditional Crowns require multiple dental visits, CEREC crowns provide convenience to patients since it only takes a few hours for the whole treatment to be completed. CEREC Crowns uses (CAM) Computer Aided Manufacturing and (CAD) Computer Aided Design to deliver faster dental restoration in only one visit.

How to Properly Take Care of a Dental Crown

A crowned tooth does not require any special care, but it does not mean that after having a tooth protected with a crown you can disregard it. Proper dental hygiene is still necessary. Observe adequate brushing and flossing especially on the space that connects the Crown to the gum line. Mouth rinsing with mouthwash can also help remove any food debris stuck in between teeth.

Source: CEREC Crown Benefits, Cons, Costs, Procedure, and Alternatives (

Aiming to restore your teeth as natural as it was before? Contact us at (757) 214-6281 to know more about CEREC Crowns in Chesapeake, or to schedule your appointment with Midgette Family Dentistry.

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