If you've had a crown done in the past, you know that it can be a lengthy process. It can take anywhere from two to four weeks for a dental laboratory to handcraft your crown while you endure the problems that can arise while wearing a temporary crown, including it breaking or falling off. This might make you apprehensive about scheduling your next crown appointment.
If this was your experience in the past, your Tucson, AZ dentist has excellent news for you. Now you can complete a beautiful ceramic porcelain crown during one short visit to our dental office. No more waiting for weeks to restore your smile!
CEREC Same-Day Technology in East Tucson
The name CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. This technology includes 3-D imaging that your dentist will use to design your crown and a milling machine located right in their dental office to craft your new restoration while you wait. The entire process typically takes about 90 minutes and leaves you with an aesthetically pleasing and durable crown you can rely on.
The Advantages of Same-Day Crowns
CEREC technology eliminates the long waiting time for laboratory crowns, which can be very beneficial during a dental emergency.
It also means you won't spend weeks wearing an unreliable temporary crown. You can now fit your much-needed treatment into your hectic schedule with ease.
3-D imaging provides your dentist with a clearer picture of your tooth and eliminates the need for messy and uncomfortable impressions that they used in the past.
When Do I Need a Crown?
If you have an old filling or crown that is failing, it may be time for a new crown. Your dentist will also recommend a crown for a tooth that is decayed beyond the scope of what a filling can repair. You may also choose a crown to enhance teeth that are oddly shaped, cracked, or discolored for a cosmetic treatment plan.
If you would like to learn more about same-day crowns in Tucson, AZ, Dr. Michael Allen is excited to offer innovative CEREC technology at our dental office. Contact Sabino Hills Family Dentistry today at (520) 760-6044 to learn more about CEREC same-day crowns.