More and more dental offices are embracing the concept of same-day dentistry and offering it to their patients.
Is it safe? What could it mean for your next dental procedure?
What Is Same-Day Dentistry?
Generally, this term refers to getting a complete restoration start-to-finish without breaking up appointments into multiple visits.
Same-day dentistry allows your dentist to take measurements, design the restoration, and place it in one visit. This is all made possible with the help of specialized software and an on-site processing equipment.
Instead of molds, teeth are digitally scanned. The dentist can design the crown or bridge right there in the room with you using the virtual data. While you wait, the CAD/CAM machine mills your restoration and you get to try out the fit there and then.
This method is perfectly safe. All it does is cut out the off-site laboratory that most dentists delegate work out to.
What Are the Benefits of Same-Day Dentistry?
Getting a restoration milled out by a machine is just as durable as those handmade in a lab. Depending on the location of your tooth, you and your dentist may agree on the traditional route for restoring a highly-visible area.
Additionally, same-day dentistry machines make restorations out of ceramic. If your mouth requires a different material (such as gold) then you may not be a candidate for this method.
You’ll never know until you ask! Check in with your dentist for the latest updates in restorative dentistry.
Posted on behalf of:
Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD
1820 The Exchange SE #600
Atlanta, GA 30339
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