Have you bitten into something just to hear a rather worrisome crunch? Did someone tackle you during a game, hitting your face and causing you to crack or chip a tooth? In situations such as these where a tooth has been damaged, one of the best ways to restore a tooth is with a dental crown. Of course, if you need a dental crown, our St. Louis, MO, general dentist Dr. William Whitson can now place one on the same day.
Same-day crowns, also known as CEREC crowns (which stands for chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics), means that our dentist can design, create and place a permanent, metal-free dental crown in a single visit.
How does CEREC work?
CEREC employs CAD/CAM technology and computer programming to be able to not only design your custom-fitted crown right here at our office but also fabricate it and then fit it in one visit.
What are the benefits of single visit crowns?
As you might imagine, the most obvious benefit is that you don’t have to come into our office for multiple visits, saving you time. With traditional crowns, your dentist also has to take impressions of your smile with a messy and sometimes-awkward putty-like material. With CEREC crowns, you won’t have to worry about this anymore. With our advanced technology, all we have to do is take 3D images of your smile using a handheld digital camera. No more messy molds.
Furthermore, many dentists are reliant on an outside dental lab to create their patients’ crowns, which can take time. In fact, it can take up to one week or more to get fitted with your new crown. In the meantime, the patient has to wear a temporary crown over the tooth during this time. If you choose to get single visit crowns, you won't have to worry about a temporary crown again.
Are you dealing with a weak or damaged tooth? Ready to find out if you are an ideal candidate for single visit crowns with the use of Sirona CEREC technology? If so, then schedule your consultation with Concord Dental Group in St. Louis, MO.