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Taking Care of CEREC Crowns
CEREC technology (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic) is an advancement in the dental niche that has both dentists and dental patients extremely excited, as getting a dental crown using a CEREC machine offers fast convenience.
Traditional dental crowns require two dental appointments because a traditional dental crown must be made in another location and then sent back to the dental office. The fact that CEREC crowns, also known as same-day crowns, only require one dental appointment is revolutionary and why so many more people are getting their teeth fixed. CEREC crowns are made directly in the dentist's office while the patient is there. Ceramic crowns made by the CEREC machine closely resemble natural teeth, and if properly taken care of, they can last up to an impressive 15 years.
The importance of caring for your CEREC crown
Nowadays, more and more dentists are placing a focus on offering their patients cosmetic dental options. One of the reasons so many people are now choosing a CEREC crown is that it looks and feels like a real tooth. The ceramic materials used to make the crowns are matched to the color of a patient's teeth, which helps ensure the most natural look.
When someone has one or more CEREC crowns placed in their mouths, it is necessary for them to take proper care of them, just like natural teeth, so they will last as long as possible.
Five tips for taking care of CEREC crowns
The following are tips for taking care of CEREC crowns, which if properly cared for, can last anywhere between five and 15 years.
1. Brush and floss your teeth twice a day
Brushing using a fluoridated toothpaste and flossing teeth at least twice a day is highly recommended. This will help ensure your crown and surrounding teeth are free from debris and sugars that can cause tooth decay.
2. Use an anti-bacterial mouthwash
Using an anti-bacterial mouthwash is recommended in order to ensure that all bacteria is removed after brushing and flossing.
3. Wear a night guard
Teeth grinders and clenchers should wear a night guard in order to prevent wearing down their CEREC crown.
4. Avoid bad habits
Avoid any bad habits like chewing on ice or biting nails. These habits can wear down or even break your CEREC crown and surrounding teeth.
5. Visit your dentist regularly
Make regular dental appointments to detect any potential problems before they get worse. The American Dental Association suggests visiting your dentist at least twice a year to have your teeth examined and cleaned.
The bottom line
When properly cared for, your CEREC crown should last several years. Following the above tips will help ensure the longevity and integrity of your dental crown. Call our office today if you have any questions about caring for your new CEREC crown or other oral hygiene questions. We are happy to offer advice on keeping your mouth healthy!
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