I need to leave town and I don’t have time for a temporary. I’m thinking about getting a CEREC crown, but I’ve been told they won’t match my other teeth. Is it really a choice between matching and convenience?
Corrie T. – Alabama
CEREC crowns can match your other teeth if you have a skilled enough cosmetic dentist. However, the best cosmetic dentists often don’t recommend them on your very front teeth. The reason for that is how they’re milled. CEREC crowns are milled out of a single block of porcelain, which will not give as much variation in the color and translucency of a traditional crown which are milled from a variety of porcelain.
For any other teeth, they’re fine. But, again, it really depends on the skill of the dentist. Look for someone with significant cosmetic training. Whenever you’re getting a procedure done that requires aesthetics, it is well worth your time and money to find a dentist who’s invested time in that training. Ideally, you’ll want a dentist who has reached an accreditation level with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD).
You’ll be much more satisfied with the appearance of your smile.
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