Restorative dental care traditionally requires a number of appointments for taking molds of teeth and cementing your final prosthetic. At Dentistry by Design of Tulsa, Dr. Kathryn Beller uses CEREC technology to provide patients with restorations the same day as their initial appointment.
We have made this guide to help patients understand why this kind of care is beneficial in many circumstances.
No Messy Impressions
To create lab crowns paste is traditionally used to create an impression of your smile. This process can be uncomfortable and triggers the gag reflex for especially sensitive patients. Same-day fabrication through CEREC uses digital impressions, instead of paste, allowing for the creation of your personalized restoration through minimally invasive scans of your bite.
Faster Replacement of Permanent Restorations
While porcelain restorations are durable in general, it is possible for these prosthetics to be cracked or worn down with habits such as ice chewing, teeth grinding, and physical injury. Patients experiencing cracked and broken dental crowns would normally have to wait several weeks for their new teeth. With the digital impressions and in-office milling for CEREC crowns, patients in need of a replacement restoration can have one waiting for them by the time they reach our office.
No More Temporaries
Temporary crowns are less aesthetic and durable than their permanent counterparts, and leave patients with the constant worry that these restorations will fall out of place. Choosing same-day crowns through CEREC allows patients to avoid dealing with temporaries, instead, they can leave their initial appointments with durable crowns, matched to the shade of their neighboring teeth.
Quick Care in an Emergency
Dental emergencies cause significant discomfort. Whether through decay reaching the pulp of the tooth or a crack from a sudden impact, treatment for true emergencies requires swift action on the part of your dentist. With CEREC, crowns can be fabricated on the same day the emergency occurs. This ensures patients achieve a complete and comfortable bite as soon as possible.
To learn more about the fabrication process for same-day crowns and to schedule your initial exam and consultation with our Tulsa CEREC dentist, contact our office today. We provide options for restorative dentistry that meet patients’ health and cosmetic goals.