Same-Day Crowns – Keller, TX
Restore Your Smile Quickly With Same-Day Crowns
If you’ve had a dental crown in the past, you may remember that it took quite a long time to complete.
First, your tooth had to be prepared during a long visit with your dentist, and then you left wearing a temporary crown until your permanent crown was made at a dental lab. If you had no problems with your temporary crown breaking or falling out, your next appointment was about two or three weeks later to have your new crown placed. Many patients found that all of this time could be challenging to fit into a hectic schedule.
Dr. McIntosh is happy to let you know that those days are over! With CEREC technology, same-day crowns in Keller, TX are now possible, which means that you’ll leave our office with your tooth fully restored and functioning with a beautiful crown that complements your smile.
When Do I Need a Dental Crown?
If you have a tooth that has been traumatized, infected, or damaged by decay, you may need a crown to restore its entire structure. A crown fits over your remaining tooth like a cap, which protects your natural root and provides all the function of eating and chewing you were used to. Since a crown is made of ceramic porcelain, it is tooth-colored and can be customized to blend flawlessly with your smile.
What Is CEREC?
CEREC is CAD/CAM technology that scans a picture of your tooth, generates a 3-D image, and mills a porcelain crown exactly to Dr. McIntosh’s specifications in our Keller dental office while you wait. The entire process takes around an hour or so and creates a high quality restoration that you’ll be able to rely on for many years.
CEREC is also ideal for creating other restorations like inlays, onlays, or veneers.
What Are the Benefits of CEREC?
Besides the most important time-saving benefit that CEREC offers, this innovative technology also provides a number of other advantages for our patients. CEREC’s 3-D imaging completely eliminates the needs for messy and uncomfortable impressions of your teeth that had to be taken in the past.
CEREC also provides a clearer image for Dr. McIntosh to design your restoration with, which means more precision during milling and a better fitting crown for you.
Restorations with CEREC are also ideal for patients experiencing a dental emergency who need to restore a damaged or broken tooth quickly. Same-day restorations can give you back your smile and provide the relief you need in an emergency situation.
Do You Have Questions About CEREC?
If you would like to learn more about CEREC, or if you need a tooth repaired, contact your team at Distinguished Dental today for more information and to schedule your next appointment with Dr. McIntosh.