There are a lot of things that hold people back from getting dental work done:
Fortunately, there are advances being made all over the dental healthcare system which are alleviating these common patient concerns.
For example, new technology has made it feasible for folks to get a new dental crown (from start to finish) in a single appointment.
The main reason you would ordinarily have to wait weeks to get your crown is because it’s crafted in an off-site dental lab. This option is still quite viable because of the high quality of restorations produced in labs.
But in the interest of saving time, a lot of dentists have turned to installing an in-office milling machine and computer system that complete the project in one step.
Here’s how it works:
If you need a crown, your dentist will let you know and then schedule the appointment. At this visit, the tooth is prepared (damaged parts are cleaned away) so that a crown can fit over it.
Next, he or she scans your tooth and its neighbors with a special camera. This step eliminates the need for messy impressions. The scan zips off to a computer where your dentist can digitally manipulate it to design the most precise restoration possible.
Finally, these plans go to the on-site machine which hews your new crown out of a solid block of ceramic. You’ll try it on right then and there for a secure fit.
No more fussing with a temporary crown or waiting weeks for lab-made adjustments. You only have to take one afternoon off to get a new crown.
If this process interests you, ask your dentist about the options available in your area.
Posted on behalf of:
Rolling Hills Dentistry
53 North Street
Danbury, CT 06810
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