How Long Do CEREC Crowns Typically Last?

Cerec Forest Hills, NY

CEREC® crowns are made of a durable ceramic material and can last for more than a decade when cared for properly. This review discusses what CEREC crowns are, how long they are expected to last, and when a dentist may recommend a CEREC crown over other restorative solutions.

CEREC crowns explained: Are they durable?

Using CEREC crowns is an innovative way to restore teeth that are damaged, decayed, or worn down by bruxism and general wear and tear. Since the concept of CEREC crowns is relatively new, it is helpful for a patient to learn more about them to decide if they are an appropriate treatment solution for their needs.

What is a CEREC crown?

A chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics (CEREC) crown, also called a same-day ceramic crown, is a dental restoration that covers a damaged or weakened tooth on all sides. It is made of tooth-colored ceramic material. What separates CEREC crowns from traditional ceramic crowns is that they are customized in the office using CAD/CAM computer-aided manufacturing, rather than being sent to the lab for customization. This enables the CEREC crowns to be produced in a single dental visit.

Are CEREC crowns durable?

CEREC crowns last on average between 10 and 15 years. However, there are many factors that can affect the durability of a CEREC crown. The tooth over which it is placed can play a role. CEREC crowns placed over teeth that are used more for chewing (i.e., molars) may not last as long on average. The quality of care that they receive through brushing, flossing, and regular dental cleanings is also essential. To get the most out of CEREC crowns, it is important to avoid anything that can cause them damage, such as biting down on hard candies or ice, and to take precautions to prevent the effects of bruxism.

When is a CEREC crown recommended?

A CEREC crown is recommended for patients who want the fastest treatment possible. It may also be recommended if the patient desires a tooth-colored restoration, especially when it would be used to repair a tooth that is more visible in the mouth. However, they may not be recommended if the tooth requires extra strength, in which case, a metal alloy or porcelain-fused-to-metal crown may be a more preferable solution.

How can I ensure that I get the most out of my CEREC crown?

You can get the most out of your CEREC crown by practicing good oral hygiene, which should include regular brushing and flossing. It is also important to wear a nightguard if you struggle with bruxism and to avoid tobacco use and smoking as much as possible. Regular check-up visits and cleanings are also encouraged.

Talk to our dental team about CEREC crowns

Our dental office offers CEREC crowns. If you would like more information or want to schedule a visit to find out if treatment is right for you, call us today. We take pride in offering restorative care and helping our patients achieve a healthy and aesthetically pleasing smile.

Request an appointment here: or call Metro Smiles Dental at (718) 841-9591 for an appointment in our Forest Hills office.

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