Imagine it is the Thursday afternoon before a big Friday event. There you are eating lunch, and as you bite into your main dish, you feel immediate discomfort. Your tooth just cracked. You recover the missing piece, and start to panic. What are you going to do? Today, however, there is one unbeatable solution – – the CEREC same day crown. Below are the top nine reasons why you should always consider the same day crown.
1.) Time Saver. Typically a crown takes two appointments – – one to prep the tooth and get impressions to send to a laboratory where the crown is made, and a second appointment to place the crown on your tooth. With same day crowns, there is no need for a second appointment. The crown is made in-house and set the same day, saving you tons of time.
2.) Less Local Anesthetic. Fewer trips to the dentist means less shots of Novocain or other anesthetics to numb your mouth.
3.) Cost Effective. Even though the price of the same day crown is the exact same as the traditional crown that is shipped away to be manufactured, the same day crown will save you money in other ways, including gas money, time spent at work, and child care expenses.
4.) Metal Free. These crowns are free of all metal components, which is great for people with certain types of metal allergies.
5.) Dental Control. Your dentist, who you know and trust, has total control over the shape of your tooth instead of a lab technician.
6.) Less Cutting. With CEREC technology and high quality 3D images, there is actually less need to drill away as much of your natural tooth than with a traditional crown.
7.) Smaller Gaps. CEREC crowns have smaller gaps in between the teeth than found with traditional crowns. With smaller spaces between teeth, the crown is closer to the gum tissue, creating a less of a chance of failure.
8.) No Temporary. Everyone hates temporary teeth. You can’t floss for fear that it will pop off. To even cause more complications, temporary crowns allow the soft gum tissue to grow around them, causing the permanent crown to not fit properly when being placed. With same day crowns, the temporary is completely eliminated.
9.) Fix Other Problems. In the 20-30 minutes that you will spend waiting for your crown to mill, you can suggest that you get other problems taken care of like fillings, ultimately saving you time scheduling another appointment with your dentist.
There is no need to panic when you have a general or cosmetic dental emergency. With CEREC technology, your well-trained dentist can easily make your smile look as good as new, restoring your beauty and confidence for that big Friday event.