If there is one argument we constantly hear about dentistry it’s that it takes too long. Or it’s uncomfortable. We dentists have battled these misconceptions for decades. While we don’t expect a visit to the dentist to become your favorite thing in the world, there are new advancements in dentistry that can make your visit comfortable … and quick.
That’s what we focus on every single day in our office. So naturally, it’s what I want to tell you about today. Whether you’re seeking restorative dentistry or cosmetic dentistry, we can restore your smile in as little as one day. If you know you need dental work, but worry about the time you’ll need to complete your work, take time to read the information below. By the end of this blog, you’ll view dentistry differently.
What Dental Crowns can do for you
Dental crowns are one of the most common ways to restore a tooth that has been damaged by trauma or decay. The enamel of your tooth is the hardest substance in your body, but even it can break down with exposure to harmful acids. When the enamel is damaged, the inner layers of the tooth are exposed, drastically increasing your risk of losing the tooth. A crown protects the tooth from future decay and allows it to stay functional for years to come.
We also use dental crowns to restore dental implants or to place bridges. A dental bridge is a series of dental crowns used to replace a missing tooth or missing teeth. Our dental implants are made from titanium and placed in the jawbone. Once the implant has healed, it can be restored with a crown, bridge or denture.
Restore Damaged Teeth in One Day
No one looks forward to getting a dental crown, but we have technology that makes the whole process much more tolerable. If you’ve had a dental crown before, you probably remember having to visit the dentist multiple times. First, your dentist prepared the tooth and had you wear a temporary dental crown while your permanent crown was being fabricated. That’s a typical process, but it comes with some complications. 1.) The temporary dental crowns are made from acrylic material and have a tendency to dislodge. 2.) You have to wear the temp crown for weeks while your permanent restoration is being created.
There is an easier way. Several years ago we introduced the CEREC technology. The technology includes a special design and milling machine that lets us design and fabricate dental crowns in one dental visit. The whole process takes about 90 minutes to complete, and the best part is you’ll walk out of the office with a permanent crown.
Here’s how it works: We first prepare the tooth and take a digital impression. The digital impression then allows us to design the crown. The design is then sent to a milling machine and designed from a chunk of ceramic material.
If you’re struggling with damaged teeth or missing teeth, contact our office today to hear the ways in which we can restore your smile.