When you have a painful tooth that has deep decay, your dentist may recommend getting a dental crown placed. The purpose of the crown is to cover the partially damaged tooth and avoid more decay. Ideally, the dental crown can help patients avoid getting the tooth pulled. Dr. Jeffrey Alvarado is a general dentist who offers the technology of CEREC® dental crowns. Our staff at The Lakes Family Dental can guide you through this easy process. Here are five ways CEREC® has changed dental crown technology:


1. Less Noticeable

Instead of the signature metal silver that older crowns leave behind in your mouth, CEREC® crowns give patients a natural look that matches the hue of their teeth. There is no need to be embarrassed anymore.


2. More Convenient

With Dr. Alvarado and CEREC® dental crowns, you can get your crown measured, made and placed all within the same day. That means no more juggling multiple appointments in your busy work schedule for all the steps of getting a new dental crown.


3. No Need for Temporary Crowns

Another great reason to love CEREC® dental technology is that it eliminates the need for a temporary crown. In the past, patients had to get one placed while they waited for the permanent crown to be made. Temporary crowns tend to fall out, exposing the damaged tooth to additional potential issues.


4. Better Outcomes

CEREC® dental crowns can also prevent the need for a tooth extraction. With this type of technology, your damaged tooth becomes preserved and sheltered from getting more infected and needing to be pulled out by your dentist.


5. No More Messy Impressions

Finally, you do not have to worry about going through the uncomfortable process of getting a dental impression made with this type of crown. Instead, CEREC® uses advanced computer imaging to measure and visualize your teeth and mouth.

The next time you are in need of some immediate dental care, give us a call. Dr. Alvarado can help you with the options CEREC® offers.