You may have heard a lot about CEREC® crowns and procedures lately. If you have problems with your teeth, your dentist may suggest this method of restoration. There are advantages to get same-day crowns that you will not find with their traditional counterparts. Your dentist will help you understand the benefits and challenges of these…
Questions to Ask Your Cosmetic Dentist About Same Day CEREC Onlays
When it comes to filling unsightly cavities or strengthening your teeth, Same Day CEREC Onlays can help. These onlays only require one visit to your dentist and the result can be a stronger and more pleasing smile. However, before you get these onlays, there are some questions you might want to consider asking your dentist first.
What are the benefits of same day CEREC onlays?
Because a same day CEREC onlay is made out of porcelain instead of metal, it can match the patient’s natural tooth color. People will not be able to tell that it is a filling because it will look like part of the tooth. An onlay is also bonded to the tooth with dental cement. Sometimes, this dental cement is cured with a light. This means that the onlay becomes part of the tooth and is not a separate thing that has been put into the tooth.
Because the onlay is bonded to the tooth, it can strengthen the tooth. The onlay will apply an inward force to the tooth that holds the tooth together. A metal filling applies an outward force that can weaken the tooth. This bond is durable and strong and can prolong the life of the patient’s tooth. A patient can ask a cosmetic dentist about the many other benefits of same day CEREC onlays.
Are there disadvantages of same day CEREC onlays?
Patients will not find any significant disadvantages of same day CEREC onlays. Because the onlays are made separate from the teeth, the onlays are known as indirect fillings. A dentist can help a patient understand how long this type of indirect filling can last. The dentist will consider the patient’s overall oral health when answering this question.
Will the process be painful?
The process of putting in same day CEREC onlays is designed to be pain-free. The dentist will place a numbing agent in a patient’s mouth so that the area will not hurt. However, patients will feel a brief stabbing pain as the dentist inject this local anesthesia into the gums. Patients will most likely feel some pressure but not pain as the dentist prepares the tooth for the onlay and places it.
Are there any risks?
It is rare for a patient to experience complications. A dentist can take a patient’s medical history to help mitigate any risks. One complication might come from the anesthesia. This is why it is important for the patient to give the dentist a list of any medications as well as any potential allergies.
Contact a cosmetic dentist near you today
Asking your dentist the right questions about same day CEREC onlays can help you understand enough to make an informed decision about getting them. These onlays can help you to fix cracks in your teeth as well as large decayed areas. Contacting a cosmetic dentist near you will help you to learn if these onlays are right for you.
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