Welcome back to another January edition of the Dores Dental blog. Around here, we try to make it easy for you to get all the dental solutions you might need. We know that some situations can be painful and embarrassing to address. It only adds insult to injury when your time gets wasted too. That’s why we are always eager to incorporate new technology and forward-looking ideas into our approach to dentistry.
Anyway, the purpose of this blog post isn’t to brag, we actually wanted to talk about crowns today.
Dental Crowns Explained
It is a common enough term, but many folks don’t know much about crowns until they find that they are in need of one. As it happens, a dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a tooth. This is done in an effort to restore its shape and size as well as its force.
There are certainly cosmetic aspects too. A crown can help improve a tooth’s appearance. Once installed, our crowns involve the entire area of a tooth that lies above the gum line, and can be seen. It is the part that looks like a tooth.
These are not new in and of themselves. Dental crowns have actually been part of our restorative dentistry repertoire for many years, although it was never a convenient process for our patients until lately.
It used to be that it would have taken multiple office visits to complete the process of receiving a permanent crown. Truth be told, it is still that way in many area practices because they must outsource part of the process to a lab, leaving you at the mercy of outsiders who are brought in to finish the job.
In some instances, you would have been given the opportunity to wear a makeshift temporary crown until the final steps were completed. That was no prize, we can assure you!
The whole affair was irritating, as you might have guessed, for patients who had busy schedules and other things to do besides spending their free-time at the dentist’s office.
We are happy to report that things run a little more efficiently now, at least they do in our Longmeadow, MA dental office. And that means the treatment process for permanent crowns does not have to eat up so much of your precious time.
We can now prepare and place a permanent crown in just one visit to Dores Dental.
Our secret weapon is technology. We use a machine called CEREC to help us repair damaged teeth in just a few brief hours. Having this equipment at the ready allows us to provide strong, natural-looking restorations that will last indefinitely.
Same-Day Crowns Make Your Restoration Easy
There are plenty of reasons for wanting a restorative dental treatment. Dental crowns are often used to repair severely damaged teeth or to restore teeth following a root canal procedure. Crowns are also used to restore dental implants, they are the final piece of the implant that takes on the look of an actual tooth. They are far more common than you might think.
Fortunately, CEREC allows us to design and create your restoration in just one visit.
Your crown will be durable and closely matched to the shade of your existing teeth. In about only 2 hours, you will be able to receive a permanent crown that will restore your tooth and help improve both the health and look of your smile.
Sounds great, right?
Are you ready to learn more and get started?
Take The Next Step!
Why waste your time getting crowns the old way? Now that you know what CEREC technology can do for you, it’s time to take the next step.
To learn more about our same-day dental crown restorations, contact us to schedule your restorative dentistry consultation in Longmeadow, MA.
We can’t wait to get started!