If you were given a root canal and a crown in the last 15 years, chances are that your crown may need to be replaced before too long. Since dental crowns are made of strong, tooth-like material, they wear down just like normal teeth. Fortunately, dental technology has only improved since your original crown was placed.
When you had your original crown placed, it likely took two separate appointments and several hours to get it properly placed. Some dentists still use this procedure, since that is how they were trained. However, if you don't have a ton of time to go to the dentist, or would just like to try something different, you may be able to find a dentist who can do CEREC same-day dental crowns.
CEREC same-day crowns use top-of-the-line technology to get you fitted with a crown and have it placed all in the same appointment. Your dentist will take a 3D scan of your teeth, potentially tweak small aspects to their discretion, and then have an in-office machine mill your tooth from a porcelain block. Once it is cut to the exact specifications your dentist has ordered they will place the tooth and make sure that it fits perfectly.
In conclusion, there are several reasons why you should find a dentist with the ability to perform same-day crowns.
Everyone can think of something they would rather do instead of going to the dentist. Same-day crowns decrease the time it takes to have your crown placed, usually by at least one appointment. Don't waste your time (or your money) with unnecessary appointments.
Get a precise fit
Traditional crowns are created in labs and fit by dentists doing some drilling and sanding of the tooth once it is placed. This is not an exact science and can leave you with sharp edges or grinding teeth. CEREC crowns, on the other hand, are literally milled to the exact size that you need. This usually leaves you with a great fit.
Same-day crowns are made of porcelain (like traditional crowns) and are biocompatible, which should give you a perfectly natural look. Your dentist can pick the shade of white that your tooth will be, matching it to your smile without blemish.
Get back to your life
The process of placing a traditional crown usually involves a temporary crown before you return to your dentist to get your permanent one. Instead of dealing with all that, just get it done in one appointment and get on with your life.
To learn more, contact a local dentist who can provide you with a CEREC same-day crown.