July 24, 2020
If you’re like over 90% of America, you’ve probably had some sort of dental restoration like fillings. This treatment is incredibly common, restoring cavities and strengthening teeth. However, when damage or decay is too large for fillings, dental crowns are necessary. Traditionally, this restoration takes multiple visits as well as temporary crowns. However, modern dentistry has made it possible for patients to receive dental crowns in just one easy appointment. Read on to learn more about how you can benefit from CEREC same-day crowns in Windsor!
But First, What Are Traditional Crowns?
Crowns get their name because they are designed to cap or “crown” the entire visible portion of a tooth. This restoration is used to strengthen and protect teeth that are decayed, damaged, broken, or heavily chipped. Traditional crowns require at least two visits. During the first, your dentist will prepare the tooth by removing a slight portion of enamel, before taking impressions using putty to make a model of the affected area. This model is sent to a dental lab for the fabrication of your crown. During the few week waiting period, you’ll be given a temporary crown to wear. Finally, you can go back to visit your dentist, where they will place your permanent restoration.
The Advantages of CEREC Same-Day Crowns
Same-day crowns offer a more convenient solution! Using CEREC (Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic), your dentist can create and place your crown all in one visit! First, they will take digital images of the affected area, using it to build a 3D model of your smile. This eliminates the need for messy and uncomfortable putty. Next, the digital model is sent to your dentist’s in-office milling machine, which will create your crown out of a single block of high-quality ceramic. After, they will ensure that you’re happy with your results before permanently placing the crown. Now, you can avoid multiple trips to the dentist AND your results will be even more precise thanks to high-tech digital imaging. The best part is that you won’t have to deal with temporary crowns and the waiting period that comes with them.
Are Same-Day Crowns Right for You?
If you’re wondering about whether or not you’re a good candidate for same-day crowns, the best way to know is to schedule a consultation with your dentist in Windsor. They will carefully examine your smile and the problem areas before developing your personalized treatment plan. Typically, candidates for same-day crowns will have:
- Dental decay too large to fill
- Damaged enamel
- Broken teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Received root canal therapy
Are you ready to get started on the most convenient way to restore your smile? Contact your dentist for beautiful and strong CEREC same-day crowns.
About the Practice
At Day Hill Dental, we have a team of 5 dentists who work together to provide a wide range of services. We want our patients to have access to the latest treatments, which is why our office features technology like CEREC same-day crowns. For any questions, we can be reached through our website or by phone at (860) 688-5595.
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