Dr. Margarita Panajoti, of New England Dental Group, discusses the benefits and limitations of CEREC® One-Visit Crowns as compared with lab-made restorations.
Marlborough, MA—Dental crowns can be used to restore one or more teeth that have been subject to damage and decay, reveals Dr. Margarita Panajoti of New England Dental Group, a dentistry practice in Boston. She explains that patients often have a choice between traditional lab-made restorations and state-of-the-art CEREC® One-Visit Crowns, which are made using advanced CAD/CAM technology. Both methods can restore the function and aesthetics of the mouth, she says, but each option has unique benefits and limitations. To help individuals in their research, she has provided an informative resource on the differences between these two popular types of crowns.
One of the major differences between CEREC® crowns and lab-made restorations will be the time required to complete the dental procedure, Dr. Panajoti explains. She clarifies the statement, saying that CEREC® crowns can be fabricated the same day, typically while the patient is waiting, so there will be no need to return for a second visit or utilize a temporary crown as would be the case with a lab-made restoration. Furthermore, she indicates CEREC® restorations will be optimized for a comfortable, long-lasting, and precise fit. She does note that, while CEREC® crowns offer excellent aesthetics, lab-produced crowns may provide a higher degree of natural-looking tooth translucency. For these reasons, she advises individuals to discuss their needs and goals with a qualified dental professional who offers both options before proceeding with treatment.
Ultimately, Dr. Panajoti believes that both restoration types have a place in modern dentistry, but CEREC® One-Visit Crowns offer abundant benefits in several key areas. She says that as technology advances, patients may expect convenience, safety, aesthetics, and outcome to continue to improve.
About New England Dental Group
Emphasizing superior patient care, safety, and results, New England Dental Group offers a comprehensive array of general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry treatments to individuals in the wider Boston area. The state-of-the-art facility features CAD/CAM technology capable of manufacturing CEREC® One-Visit crowns as well as other types of restorations. The Boston area dental practice also values community involvement, and is committed to helping underprivileged children and adults achieve healthy, beautiful smiles.
For more information about New England Dental Group, please visit newenglanddentalgroup.com and facebook.com/NewEnglandDentalGroup.
New England Dental Group
661C Boston Post Road East
Marlborough, MA 01752
257 Turnpike Road
Southborough, MA 01772