How Long Do CEREC® Crowns Last?

When a tooth weakened by decay, bacteria, or enamel damage requires additional reinforcement, a dental crown can serve as a simple yet highly effective solution to protect and strengthen the tooth structure. CEREC® technology is a state-of-the-art system that can fabricate same-day dental crowns, eliminating the need for turnaround time and crafting a more precise crown fit when compared to lab-made restorations. Porcelain crowns can not only restore the full integrity of your bite, but they are also typically stain-resistant and indistinguishable from natural teeth for a healthier-looking smile.

Designed from advanced digital software and crafted with an in-office milling machine, CEREC® crowns and restorations behave very much like natural teeth once they are bonded to the enamel. They are similarly affected by dental decay, plaque, and bacteria in the mouth, necessitating the same oral hygiene habits required to keep natural teeth in good condition. With proper care, CEREC® crowns can be very long-lasting and have exceeded 15 to 20 years of use for some patients. Daily brushing and flossing, as well as regular cleanings and dental check-ups from Drs. Romano, Bizzarro, or Dunn, can prolong the lifespan of your crowns, ensuring they provide lasting protection and beauty for your teeth for many years to come. Wearing a nighttime dental guard can also further shield your crowns from unnecessary damage or corrosion.

If you have any questions about our same-day CEREC® restorations, or if you would like to schedule a consultation for treatment, please contact our Morristown practice today.