How Long Do CEREC Crowns Last?

In the dentist’s office, a CEREC crown is pretty much the most convenient thing you can find. These are a type of same-day dental crowns that can restore both the health and the look of your smile in just one appointment.

Thanks to this technology, patients no longer need to wait for 1-2 weeks or more for a custom crown. The CEREC technology “prints” a crown that will be perfect for you in terms of size, shape, and color.

If you’re interested in same-day CEREC crowns, you’re probably wondering how long your new smile will last you. Are these crowns just as durable as other types of dental crowns?

Keep reading to find out the answer!

What are the Benefits of CEREC Crowns?

CEREC crowns are actually made of porcelain, a type of material that is commonly used in a variety of dental prosthetics like veneers and even traditional dental crowns.

Porcelain is:

  • Strong and durable
  • Natural-looking
  • Metal-free
  • Stain resistant

Meaning you will get the same quality as traditional dental crowns. CEREC crowns are suitable for any type of tooth that needs replacing, including molars.

How Long Do CEREC Crowns Last?

A CEREC crown can last as long as 10 or even 15 years with the proper care and maintenance, maybe even longer. You’ll find that traditional crowns have a similar lifespan.

Even if it’s an artificial crown, you will still need to take care of your oral health if you want to extend the lifespan of the crown.

Here are some tips that can help:

  • Brush your teeth at least 2 times a day, and floss daily
  • Use fluoride toothpaste
  • If you grind your teeth, consider wearing a night guard
  • Avoid chewing on hard objects such as pens or ice
  • Don’t use your teeth to open bottles or rip packages
  • See your dentist in Philadelphia for preventative oral health care

What Can Damage a CEREC Crown?

CEREC crowns are strong, but they are not indestructible; the crowns can chip and crack just like a natural tooth because of:

  • Biting down on something very hard
  • Suffering a direct blow to the mouth
  • Improper oral hygiene (which can lead to dental issues like gum disease)
  • Regular wear and tear

If the CEREC crown gets damaged, your best option is to have another one custom-made for you.

But if you take these maintenance tips to heart, that won’t happen for a long time!

Restore Your Smile at Mestichelli Barnes Dental Associates

We provide our patients with same-day CEREC crowns to help them restore their smiles in a much more convenient way. If you’re wondering if CEREC crowns are for you, Dr. Bill Mestichelli and Dr. Michael Barnes are happy to help you find out.

Contact us today to book your CEREC consultation at Mestichelli Barnes Dental Associates today.

For more information, call us directly at (215) 334-2000.

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