My dentist has switched to only doing same day crowns. I’m a little concerned with getting it in the same appointment it will end up being rushed and not fit or look right. Am I being silly or should I find a dentist who does traditional crowns?
Most people know the obvious benefit is not having to have two appointments and getting your crown the same day. However, there are some unexpected benefits as well which should allay some of your concerns.
No Gooey Impressions
With CEREC same-day crowns, you don’t have to worry about gooey, messy impressions. Instead, digital 3-D scans will be made of your tooth.
A Perfect Fit
Using CAD-CAM Technology, a sophisticated software program designs and then mills your crown right there in the office. With the accuracy of computers, your crown will have a great fit. It’s not rushed because computers can do computations and milling much more efficiently than humans.
A Natural Looking Tooth
Because these crowns are milled out of blocks of porcelain and do not have a metal base as some traditional crowns do, they will have the natural translucency the teeth next to it have. This allows the crowns to blend very well with the adjacent teeth.
A Cosmetic Consideration with Same Day Crowns
CEREC crowns can be matched to any tooth color. The one consideration is to know the color will be permanent and cannot be changed once it is made. If you are happy with the color of your teeth then you are good to go. However, if you’ve ever wondered about whitening your teeth the time to do it is before you have your crown made.
Doing the teeth whitening first will save you money. If you wait until later, your teeth will whiten, but the crown will not. Then, after the whitening is completed, you’ll have to have a new crown made to match the more youthful color of your teeth. You don’t have to endure weeks of teeth whitening. Instead, you can get your teeth whitened in just one appointment with a dentist who offers Zoom Whitening.
This blog is brought to you by East Cobb Dentist Dr. Cristi Cheek.