How Are Same-Day Crowns Possible?
Going to the dentist these days is an experience that has been vastly improved by advancements in dental technology. Virtually all dental procedures can be completed on an outpatient basis; quite a few can be completed in a single day without having to return to the clinic for multiple visits, and this includes crowns.
You may have heard about one visit crowns (same day crowns), or instant crowns; these are all common terms to describe the dental technology known as Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC), which in recent years has been significantly advanced by the advent of 3D printing systems. CEREC crowns are state-of-the-art tooth implants that are created from highly detailed virtual restorations enabled by digital imaging, computer aided design (CAD), and smart milling machines.
Our family dentistry clinic utilizes CEREC, so we can definitely help you with your dental crown requirements.
CEREC crowns are the latest development in dental implants, and they bring plenty of convenience to patients. In the past, when a tooth was damaged or decayed to the point of requiring restoration, the process required multiple visits spread across two or three weeks. With CEREC, the process has been made far more efficient.
Similar to teeth whitening, CEREC crowns can be implanted in just one day. Everything from taking a digital image to milling the piece, touching it up, and fitting it into place is now a one-stop process. This technology has not only cut down time but also reduced costs, thus making it reasonably affordable to patients who can now save time and money on implants.
In cases when a restoration procedure is not warranted because the desired effect is mostly cosmetic, patients may opt for veneers multiple types. Some of the CAD imaging and 3D printing processes used for CEREC crowns also apply to modern veneers, which can also be completed in one day.
CEREC technology has boosted convenience for patients in need of dentistry in Mount Pleasant, SC. This procedure is partially covered by many health insurance plans, and it is more affordable than traditional crowns.
If you’re interested in getting a dental crown, contact Smiling Oak Dentistry and let us help you get started.