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Technological advancements in the world of dentistry have made countless procedures possible. This is of course good news for both dentists and patients as new technology often means quicker visits, less discomfort, and beautiful results. One such advancement offered by our Washington dentist is CEREC® same-day crowns.
Here are 4 stand out benefits of CEREC crowns compared to their traditional alternative.
With Same-Day Crowns, You Can:
1. Skip the Temporary Crown Process
When traditional dental crowns used to be the only option available, temporary crowns were always involved. This was because dental impressions had to be sent to an offsite lab where it would typically take a few weeks for fabrication. Patients, in the meantime, were left to care for a temporary solution that wasn’t the most comfortable.
Fortunately, you can completely forget about ill-fitting temporary crowns when it comes to the CEREC same-day crown procedure. Your custom-made crown is created by Dr. Lesinski right here in our Washington dental office.
That means no waiting multiple visits and definitely no temporary crowns that might shift or put you at risk for other dental problems.
2. Spend Less Time in the Dental Chair
You can say goodbye to multiple dental visits with CEREC same-day crowns. After all, it’s right in the name: same-day. Thanks to a milling unit present in the office, Dr. Lesinski can go from scanning your tooth and designing the crown on the computer to creating the final product.
Once Dr. Lesinski has made sure the new crown is the right shade, size, and shape, he will permanently place it in your mouth. All you need to do is bite down at the end to make sure the crown fits properly and you’re good to go!
3. Enjoy the Natural Look and Feel for Years
Whether you receive a CEREC crown following a root canal procedure or need a large cavity taken care of, you can have the same stunning look. The natural appearance of the produced crown is made possible by the tooth-colored ceramic used during fabrication.
Not only is the material strong, but its ability to match the color of your tooth’s natural enamel prevents anyone from knowing you’ve had a crown placed. On average, CEREC crowns are also known to last up to 15 years if regular oral hygiene is practiced.
4. Avoid Messy Impressions
If you’ve ever had dental impressions taken in the past, you might have a memory of goopy putty in a tray that just caused a mess. Luckily, there is no such thing used when CEREC technology is involved. Instead, Dr. Lesinski uses a slim camera to take digital scans of your teeth.
These digital dental impressions are perfect for patients with a high gag reflex that might’ve been bothered by the old method. Comfort is a high priority in our office which is why we love offering CEREC same-day crowns to those who need them.
Ask Us About CEREC® Crowns
At Washington Family Dental, our dentist in Washington, MI, loves being able to offer patients quicker solutions that still deliver effective and natural-looking results. CEREC same-day crowns do just that and are designed, created, and placed in one visit, thus saving time for busy patients. Call (586) 752-4545 today to schedule an appointment and learn more about CEREC crowns.