As the name suggests, it is placed over a tooth. It is a tooth-shaped cap-like structure attached to a tooth to restore tooth shape, size, and strength. It also improves the tooth’s appearance.
Traditional dental crowns are made using various materials. Stainless steel, metal alloys with high content of gold or platinum, porcelain-fused-to-metal, all-resin, etc. You will need multiple visits to the dentist’s office to place a traditional crown.
During the first visit, your dentist will take numerous X-rays to check the roots and surrounding bone. You might require a root canal treatment if your tooth is excessively decayed or there’s a risk of infection to the tooth’s pulp.
On your second visit, your dentist will remove the temporary crown and check your permanent crown for fit and colour. If the crown looks and fits well, you’ll receive a local anaesthetic and your permanent crown. It is usually firmly fixed in place using dental cement.
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Like traditional crowns, it is used in restoring damaged teeth. Chipped, cracked, and worn teeth can be repaired using CEREC crowns. They can also be used after you’ve undergone root canal therapy.
While traditional crowns require more than a week and multiple visits, CEREC crowns can be placed in one sitting. All thanks to computer-aided design (CAD) and (Machining). The aspects mentioned above make CEREC crowns more efficient than traditional crowns.
Traditional crowns are professionally made in a laboratory full of experts who do this for a living. Although they take longer to make, they do have a few advantages and disadvantages.
The most important advantage of traditional crowns is their affordability. The cost varies case by case. But they are mostly cheaper when compared to CEREC crowns, and most dental insurances provide coverage too.
Level Of Detail
They are extremely durable too. Some varieties of traditional crowns bond to your tooth and are less likely to get damaged or fail.
Getting a traditional crown is a long and tedious process involving several visits over a few weeks. Making room in your schedule for dentist appointments can be demanding.
Adjustments Cost Extra
Bulk Temporary Crown
Made in a matter of minutes, the CEREC crowns utilise technological advancements to save you valuable time and money. The computerised machinery takes a solid chunk of porcelain and carves your crown out of it. Let’s talk advantages and disadvantages now.
Modern Scanning Techniques
You do not have to deal with uncomfortable dental putty to get a CEREC crown. Your dentist will use handheld scanners to carry out a detailed intraoral scan to create a contact-free digital impression of your tooth.
No Discomfort Involved
Slightly Less Detailed
Once again, the difference is minimal. But on close inspection, you will be able to notice that the CEREC crown is not as minutely detailed as a traditional crown. Traditional crowns can be indistinguishable from natural teeth when made by experts.
Traditional crowns are made using a two-piece design containing a porcelain top over a metal base. Compared to that, the all-porcelain construction of the CEREC crown can be ever so slightly less durable. Emphasis on the ‘ever so slightly.’
Getting a traditional dental crown in the UK can cost you between £250 and £800. In comparison, a CEREC crown will cost £500. And in the case of a traditional crown, you will have to spend on multiple dentist visits too. In the long run, the traditional crown can be more expensive compared to the CEREC crown. And based on your case, a CEREC crown might be far better than a traditional crown.Back to Blog
"5 Star Treatment – you made my wife smile, Thank you."
Mr R. McDonald, Kettering NorthantsRead More
"Natural Smiles affords one of the most pleasant visits to a dentist you will…
Mr. D. Sobey, Kettering NorthantsRead More
"Excellent service! Pain-free treatments, staff put me at ease. Very good experience."
Miss K. Hudson, Geddington NorthantsRead More
"Great place, well done!"
Mr G. Walne, LeicesterRead More
"Job well done… Looking forward to having some relaxing treatments."
Mr. T. Stonestreet LeicesterRead More
"Lovely surroundings, really a nice place, very kind and pleasant staff."
Mrs K. Burgess Corby NorthantsRead More
"Never had such an informative, relaxed and pain-free dental appointment before, well done to…
Mr J. O'flynn Market Harborough, LeicesterRead More
"Excellent!! Makes coming to the dentist a pleasure. Will recommend you to everyone I…
Mrs J. Gallagher, Corby NorthantsRead More
"I was told to come here by a friend as she recommended the service…
Binnie, LondonRead More
"Excellent, attentive Dentist and staff. Not as expensive as I was expecting. 'A pleasant…
Mr D. Hunt, Corby NorthantsRead More
"I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the results…
Mrs E. Elliston, Corby NorthantsRead More
"Made you feel very relaxed, and my treatment very helpful and informative. Nice friendly…
Mrs K. Winters, Corby NorthantsRead More
"From the minute I walked into Natural Smiles I felt very at home, from…
Mrs Bromfield, LeicesterRead More
"I am coming back next time, a brilliant time at the dentist!"
K Mcphie (12), Corby NorthantsaRead More
"Lovely relaxing environment – very comfortable. I appreciate having everything explained. Thank you very…
Mrs L. Cox, Corby NorthantsRead More
"Wonderful treatment with a great end result – very well-fitting and attractive dentures. Thank…
Mr M. Bullock, NorthamptonRead More
"Very relaxing atmosphere! Fantastic service and treatment. I will definitely be back!"
Miss P. Jones, Milton KeynesRead More
"Marvellous relaxing and very, very professional."
Mrs S. Hayton, Corby NorthantsRead More
"Fantastic Facilities, Fantastic Place, Fantastic Staff, Fantastic Treatment, what more do you need or…
Mr and Mrs P. Barton, Stanion NorthantsRead More
"I met Dr Waghela for the first time on a Saturday at around 9…
Mrs.D. Borton, Cranford NorthantsRead More
"Natural Smiles is a pleasure to visit right from the tranquil surrounds as you…
Mrs H. Kendall, Corby NorthantsRead More
"Thank you for the excellent care received from you and your team, whilst undergoing…
Mrs S. Morris, Oundle PeterboroughRead More
I have written a few words regarding the treatment I received at Natural Smiles…
Mrs J. Lansberry, Corby NorthantsRead More
Treatments, Service and surroundings at Natural Smiles are first class. Relaxing and Stylish, I…
Mrs R. Dopson, Corby NorthantsRead More
"I never enjoyed going to the dentist, but I didn't like my teeth or…
Mrs S. Cottrell, Rothwell NorthantsRead More
"I have been under the care of Dr Waghela since he arrived in the…
Mr L. Gagrica, Corby NorthantsRead More
"Fantastic treatments and so welcoming would definitely recommend to my friends and family. Carol…
Mrs W. Finlayson, Corby NorthantsRead More
"I really liked the T.V. on the roof because it had X-Men on it…
H Featherstone (12), Geddington NorthantsRead More
It has been ten years since I discovered Natural smiles. Without a doubt, the…
D Sobey, Corby NorthantsRead More
As many people know, your teeth are everyone's focal point. I was ashamed of…
A Baseley, Corby NorthantsRead More
In April 2020 I was referred to Dr Bhavnish Waghela at Natural Smiles because…
Chris M, Corby NorthantsRead More
Natural Smiles have been amazing for me, I was so nervous at my first…
Merrilie Mclean, Corby NorthantsRead More
I came to the practice to have dental implants to replace missing teeth lost…
S Smith, Corby NorthantsRead More
Amazing staff and customer service! They listen very carefully to your concerns and are…
P Kaur, LeicesterRead More
After the first call and consultation I felt instantly reassured that I’d chosen the…
S Barden, LeicesterRead More
Would recommend this dentist to anyone who’s thinking about going, they honestly were the…
R Anderson-Stretton, LeicesterRead More
My initial consultation was a couple of years ago before Covid began so my…
R Salt, LeicesterRead More
After years of having an uneven smile and consultations with different dental practices, I…
N Bhayani, LeicesterRead More