Dental crowns are a common solution for all kinds of dental problems, cosmetic and functional alike. A crown can hide a discoloured or misshapen tooth, support dental bridges to replace missing teeth, protect a tooth that has undergone a root canal and keep a damaged tooth from falling apart when you bite or chew. Considering how versatile dental crowns are, there’s no wonder that just about every dentist in Davie recommends them to customers so often.
There’s always been one downside to getting crowns from a dentist near you, though. To get dental crowns, you need to attend several appointments separated by a weeks-long waiting period while your crowns are being prepared. Considering how effective crowns are for solving so many problems, it’s not a huge downside, but it can be a nuisance and inconvenience for sure. Now, though, there’s good news — you can now receive dental crowns in just one appointment and while you wait in your dentist’s office.
How do same-day crowns work?
A dentist in Davie can provide same-day crowns using the CEREC system. CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Here’s how. You attend your usual dentist’s office to discuss why you need a dental crown and so your dentist can review the health of your teeth, gums and mouth. Assuming your dentist confirms you’re a good candidate for dental crowns, here’s where the CEREC system kicks in.
Rather than taking impressions and making a mold like is usually done to create traditional crowns, a dentist using the CEREC system uses a three-dimensional digital scanning device to take digital scans and images of the interior of your mouth. That data is then transmitted to a computer system in your dentist’s office where computer-aided design (CAD) software uses that data to design the crown you need to fit over your stained, misshapen, damaged or weakened tooth.
Once your dentist has confirmed that the crown designed by the CAD system will meet your needs, your dentist will activate a milling machine in the dentist’s office that converts that CAD-aided design using computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software and instructs a milling machine to produce your crown out of a block of ceramic… while you wait or run errands. In an hour or less, your new ceramic crowns in Davie will be ready to be test-fit and, if all is well, cemented onto your tooth. As easily as that, a formerly weeks-long process will have been truncated to just a couple of hours. You’ll receive all the benefits of traditional dental crowns without any of the nuisance and inconvenience that used to be involved.
Not only is getting CEREC crowns near you easier and faster than the old process of getting traditional dental crowns, it’s more comfortable, too. That’s because during the weeks-long waiting period while traditional crowns are being milled, patients are usually wearing an uncomfortable temporary crown because the tooth will have been ground down to remove enamel before impressions were taken to make your permanent crown. Without that temporary crown in place, the modified tooth is vulnerable to infection and even more damage if already weakened by an injury, cavity or cavities or prior dental work. With same-day crowns, though, you’ll never need to wear a temporary crown or live for weeks with a modified and vulnerable tooth.
If a dentist near you has recommended that you get dental crowns, ask about the availability of same-day CEREC crowns in Davie. You’ll save yourself a lot of time and the inconvenience of multiple dental appointments and get all the benefits of dental crowns in just one day and one appointment.