Imagine a wonderful evening out with friends enjoying food at your favorite restaurant. You’re about to finish those final bites of your crispy dessert when an unfamiliar crunch happens in your mouth. You just broke a tooth, and will likely need a dental crown. Trying to fit treatment into your busy schedule is always inconvenient, especially when it takes weeks to complete. Well, Dr. Samantha Amaro has fantastic news for you! CEREC technology has streamlined the entire process of getting a dental crown and here are the benefits of choosing a Scarborough dentist who offers CEREC technology.
What are CEREC Same-Day Crowns?
A crown repairs a tooth that has been damaged beyond what a filling can repair, and it’s designed to fit over your tooth like a “cap,” which protects your root and natural tooth structure. While a crown option for restoring your tooth, completing a dental crown has never been a quick and easy process. It used to take anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks to complete a crown and require at least 2 long appointments.
CEREC same-day technology has revolutionized the way that crowns are made. CEREC uses 3D technology to scan an image of your tooth, rather than take a messy impression. The image is sent directly to a milling machine that is located right in your dentist’s office. The milling machine uses high quality porcelain to fabricate your dental crown while you wait, in only an hour or so. You’ll leave the same day with a beautiful restoration that you can trust.
What are the Benefits of CEREC Technology?
The biggest benefit that patients enjoy with CEREC technology is the fact that crowns can be completed from start to finish in only one appointment. Dr. Amaro can prepare and fabricate your crown all in a two hour visit rather than waiting two to four weeks for it to be completed at the dental laboratory. This also saves you from having to wear an unreliable temporary crown that may fall off or break.
CEREC also uses 3D technology, which ensures that your restoration is very accurate and precise. A 3D scan replaces the gooey and sticky impressions that were taken in the past, making the whole process much more comfortable for patients.
We understand how busy and hectic life can be for our patients and that’s why we’re proud to offer CEREC technology at White Willow Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. Our goal is to make all of your visits to our office as comfortable, efficient and stress free as possible. If you’re in need of a dental crown, contact our office today to learn how same-day crowns in Scarborough can help you save time and stress.