Gone are the days of waiting for weeks to get your new dental crown. Many dental offices are providing these restorations within a single visit. Is a same day crown right for you?
Crown In A Day – How?
CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing) technology is an up-and-coming field in dentistry.
Dental practices are investing in technology that allows dentists to scan a tooth, virtually design a restoration, and mill it out in an on-site machine. All of this can happen in a single appointment.
In lieu of taking a messy impression of your prepared tooth, your dentist will simply take a picture with a special camera. The resulting virtual image becomes the template for designing your crown.
The milling machine hews a strong crown or bridge right out of a solid piece of ceramic. Your dentist will add the finishing touches, check the fit, and cement in place right then and there. No need for messing with a temporary!
Keep In Mind . . .
A single-visit crown is a great invention because of how much time you save. However, it tends to lack the handmade look of traditional porcelain crowns. That’s because the classic method allows master dental lab technicians to fine-tune the details. They know how to make a false tooth look just like a real one and they prepare it differently from the way the machine does.
You may prefer to have a crown for a front tooth designed the old-fashioned way, such as if it’s a tooth that will always be visible when you smile.
But bridges and crowns for your back teeth are no problem with CAD-CAM!
Talk with your dentist to find out what restorative options are right for your smile.
Posted on behalf of:
Pure Dental Health
2285 Peachtree Rd #203
Atlanta, GA 30309
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