3 Benefits of a Same-Day Crown
Restoring a severely damaged or decayed tooth with a crown is important to your oral health. It makes sure the tooth is able to bite and chew while also making sure that the tooth is protected against further damage or decay. CEREC (Chairside Economic Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) technology allows for the design and creation of a dental prosthetic such as a crown to be done in a single visit to your Kansas City, MO dentist. Getting a natural looking crown in one visit allows for immediate protection without time spent on multiple visits.
#1 Immediate Protection
CEREC technology allows for a crown to be made inside the dentist’s office. Traditionally (and without the investment into CEREC technology) a crown would be sent to an off-site, third-party lab to be created. In the meantime, a temporary crown would be placed. While a temporary crown offers some protection, it is still more vulnerable to breakage than a permanent crown. Getting a crown in one visit means that your tooth is immediately provided with permanent protection.
#2 Saving Valuable Time
Using an off-site lab to create the crown could often take weeks, which meant that you would need to make multiple visits to your dentist. Your first visit would be to get details to make the crown and then a follow-up visit to fit the crown once it was made. With CEREC technology, all of those steps are done in your dentist’s office. Your mouth, tooth, and bite will be digitally scanned and measured. That information will then be communicated to a computer that will create your crown. One visit means that you will not need to take off of work or school to make multiple trips for your crown.
#3 Natural Looking Restoration
Digital scanning and creation with CAD/CAM (computer-aided drafted/computer-aided manufacturing) allows for a more precise fit of your crown. The color of the crown is also digitally matched to your smile. A better fitting, color-matched crown will blend in more naturally with your smile.