Get up before everyone else, a quick workout, wake the kids, feed the dog, breakfast ready, shower, out the door to work, meetings, more meetings, back home, dinner on the table, kids ready for bed, maybe you have a minute to yourself…
Who can afford to spend more time at the dentist? Not me. And I’m the dentist.
Let’s face it, there are probably so many things you’d like to be doing rather than getting a crown. I’ll do my best to get you out of my chair and back to your life as quickly as possible!
In the past, if you needed a crown, this was a two-appointment affair. On the first visit, we’d have to prepare the offending tooth: shave it down, take an impression. Then we’ll send that impression to a lab where your crown will be constructed. In the meantime, we’ll put on a temporary crown and you can schedule your second appointment and be on your way. On your second appointment, the temporary is removed and the durable crown is placed on your tooth. Your time is too valuable to make two trips to the dentist in one week. We understand that.
Well, it’s a good thing that dental technology has developed something called CEREC Crowns. CEREC, short for CEramic REConstruction, is a dental restoration product that allows me to produce an indirect ceramic dental restoration using a variety of computer assisted technologies, including 3D photography and CAD/CAM (check out the fancy picture to the right). The great news? It’s all done in one appointment. Wiith CEREC’s technology, the crown is made by a computer and a milling machine while you wait, thus eliminating the second appointment and the temporary crown. CEREC technology can also be used to manufacture porcelain fillings and veneers. Very esthetic veneers or covers for front teeth can be made in a single visit. You can have your beautiful smile with no temporaries, and, more importantly, with no second visit.
What things would you like to be doing instead of getting a crown? Leave me a comment and let me know! And if you DO need a crown, reclaim your time by going with CEREC.
Dr. Rhea and Dr. Doherty can help you achieve your best smile! Click here or call 314-961-3221 to schedule a consultation.