March 22, 2016 PDM Admin

The Pros and Cons of CEREC Crowns

Like many fields, dentistry has become very advanced, probably even in your lifetime. CEREC crowns are one example of an improvement that some dentists think represents the future of cosmetic dentistry. If you are considering getting CEREC crowns in Henderson, NV, keep reading to discover some of the benefits and potential disadvantages of the procedure.

These Crowns Do Not Have Metal Parts

 Unlike traditional crowns, these newer varieties do not have components made of metal. Although metal does not cause harm, people often prefer to go with other, less obvious, materials when possible.

Furthermore, dental x-rays cannot penetrate crowns made of metal, which means tooth decay may go unnoticed. CEREC crowns are made of porcelain, a material that does not block x-rays.

Dentists Need Special Training

 There is a specific machine used for making CEREC crowns and dentists must get training to learn how to use it. Some people may be at a disadvantage if there is not a dentist in their area that has learned how to operate the equipment.

Fortunately, people who are interested in CEREC crowns in Henderson, NV can make appointments at our office to see Dr. Irwan Goh. He is a general dentist and regularly meets with patients to determine whether this procedure is right for them.

No Need for Multiple Appointments

Traditional crowns require patients to make at least two appointments, but CEREC crowns can be inserted in just one visit. If you have a busy lifestyle and would prefer to get crowns as quickly as possible, this is a major advantage.

Your Insurance May Not Cover Crowns

Since CEREC crowns are relatively new, some dental insurance plans do not cover them. However, our office accepts several payment methods and we can even discuss third-party financing with you.

Contact our office today and learn more about this procedure. Just call 702-732-3754 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Goh.