Here’s a scenario you might encounter one day: You go to the dentist for a regular cleaning or exam. You have a old filling that cannot be replaced with another filling. Your dentist tells you that your only way to restore the tooth is with a dental crown.
“A crown? Oh no,” you might think. Our Edgewood dental staff understands that no one wants to undergo dental treatments. It’s not on anyone’s to-do list. But you need to understand that modern dental treatments are more comfortable and convenient than ever before.
Dental crowns have been used since the dawn of modern dentistry. Dentists place millions of crowns every year. The good news is that the practice of restoring teeth and placing dental crowns has vastly improved over the past few decades. Today we can restore teeth and place permanent dental crowns in one day! This isn’t true for every dental office, though. At Edgewood Dental Care, we use technology known as CEREC to give you same-day crowns that are durable and natural-looking.
Today we have 3 HUGE BENEFITS about same-day dental crowns. Consider these facts when looking for a new dentists — or if you have damaged teeth to repair.
1. Same-day crowns eat up less of your time. Conventional dental crowns are placed over the course of two or maybe even three visits. First, the dentists prepare the took, take an impression, and then place a temporary crown that you’ll wear while your permanent restoration is being designed. Using CEREC technology, we can restore your tooth, design the permanent crown, and place a permanent crown in one day. CEREC has special digital technology and an in-house million machine to make it possible to deliver you beautiful, strong dental crowns in one day. The whole process takes about two hours, and you can sit in the office and relax.
2. No More temporary crowns. If you’ve had a crown placed before, you probably know about temporary crowns. When you have traditional crowns placed, you’ll wear a temporary crown while the permanent crown is being fabricated. There is a waiting period because most dental offices send out the restoration to a ceramist. Some patients have to wait a few months while there permanent crown is being designed. There are a few problems with temporary crowns. These temporary crowns are typically smaller than the permanent crown and made from acrylic, so the restoration is much less lifelike than permanent crowns. What’s worse is that temporary crowns can sometimes dislodge. It’s not common, but it can happen.
3. CEREC crowns give you a great fit. CEREC uses digital impressions instead of goopy impressions. Goopy impressions can be uncomfortable for patients and trigger a gag reflex. Digital impression use no goopy material and are not uncomfortable for the patient. We simply scan the surface of the tooth. We’ve also found that digital impression give us more accurate results, reducing our the likelihood of giving you ill-fitting crowns. The fit of the crown is a big factor into how long the crown will last.
We hope you have found these facts about same-day crowns to be useful. There might come a time when you need a dental crown to restore your smile. At Edgewood Dental Care, we can restore your tooth in one day. Call us today 859-474-7830 or use the online form to book a visit with us.