When your dentist tells you that you need dental crowns for your worn or damaged teeth, you may not expect to receive the restorations themselves for at least a few weeks. But with modern technology, there’s no need to wait anymore; thanks to CEREC, many dentists are able to design and place crowns injust one visit! That may sound too good to be true, but in reality, same-day crowns offer plenty of additional benefits that make them worthwhile. In this post, you’ll learn 3 reasons why you should look for a dentist that offers dazzling CEREC crowns.
1. Primescan Technology
Many CEREC systems use a Primescan unit in order to take digital impressions. Primescan is one of the most accurate oral scanners on the market; the images it produces are extremely clear and can easily capture details of even the hardest-to-access parts of your mouth’s anatomy. Compare this to the physical impressions created by traditional dental putty; this “goopy” material is highly uncomfortable for many patients to hold in their mouths, and it’s prone to producing errors that might force the dentist to start over. With Primescan, you can be sure that reliable results will be produced the first time.
Needless to say, being able to produce crowns in less than a day is highly convenient for both the patient and the dentist. Once Primescan has quickly collected all of the necessary data, special software designs the crown, which is then created with a milling unit. This process takes less than an hour, meaning there’s no need to find room in your schedule for a second appointment or worry about a temporary restoration; you’ll be walking out of the practice that very day with a crown that completes your beautiful smile.
Thanks to the accuracy of Primescan and the high-quality tooth-colored materials used, CEREC-made restorations tend to be very aesthetically pleasing. Despite being made so quickly, they are still carefully customized so that they look completely natural next to the rest of the teeth. Your dentist can make any last-minute changes that might be necessary before the crown is attached to your tooth. (For example, they might alter the color slightly, or they might adjust the fit of the crown in order to ensure there is no empty space between it and the adjacent teeth.)
Crowns are placed for many reasons, and the sooner they’re attached to your teeth, the better. Spending a little extra time finding a CEREC dentist will save you a lot of time and money in the long run.
About the Practice
At Aesthetic Dentistry of Wickford in North Kingstown, Dr. John Verbeyst and Dr. Philippe Morisseau combine their talents to make a wider variety of services available for their patients. They believe in the benefits of modern dental technology and are very proud to utilize the CEREC system and Primescan in order to deliver high-quality crowns in record time. To schedule an appointment or ask about the restoration process, visit their website or call (401) 295-5511.