If you’ve ever needed a dental crown, chances are you might have put your appointment off. It’s not because the procedure itself is uncomfortable, it’s more likely because of the time investment. At our Sioux City dentist office, we have a convenient solution to save you time: the same-day crown.
What is a Same-day Crown?
Most crowns require prepping your tooth, taking an impression, placing a temporary crown over it, and waiting two weeks. Once that time passes, your permanent crown is ready to be bonded over your tooth for good. The main reason for this process is that the crowns are made at an off-site lab.
CEREC same-day crowns are made right here in our office. This eliminates the two-week waiting period between prepping your tooth and having your new, permanent crown bonded in place.
How Does it Work?
A same-day crown uses 3-D scanning technology. After preparing your tooth, our Sioux City dentist will take a virtual scan or digital “impression ” of that area of your bite. This data is transferred into our in-house milling machine. There is no gooey impression material necessary.
The computer software creates a virtual tooth to fit over the digital impression. Once we select the appropriate shade of resin, the machine gets right to work. While you lay back and relax, or have other treatment completed, your new crown was made. Then, we immediately bond it over your tooth. No second appointment is necessary.
At Whispering Creek Dental, we understand how hard it can be to work your oral care into a busy schedule. Our same-day crowns can help you get the treatment that you need, before your tooth breaks. Call us today to get started.
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