What if I told you vigorously brushing before the dentist will not change a single thing? That’s a true statement. But there is one area of dentistry that has changed…and changed a lot! That area is how crowns are made. Who remembers taking two days off work when you needed a crown? One day to prep and two weeks later to seat. Some of you would need to take a full day off work both times. Who really wants to use vacation days to come to the dentist? What if I told you it’s possible to leave your dentist appointment with a brand new crown in less than two hours?? Well, my toothy friends YOU CAN!! Thanks to some amazing state of the art technology, you can now get a crown in one appointment instead of two saving a lot of time and precious vacation time!
My goal today is to help you understand same day crowns and why people are standing in line to get them! First off, the name speaks for itself. SAME DAY crowns. In todays busy world everyone is short on time. We may put things off because we just do not have the time between soccer games, business meetings and tee times. It’s not that we don’t want to follow through with what the dentist has been telling us about for 5 years. We just do not have the time. Sigh…Only if it were easier. Well we heard you loud and clear and now it is easier than ever to have a crown placed and it literally takes no time at all! And just about everyone is considered a good candidate!
Our office uses what is called a CEREC. Our assistant scans your tooth that will later get the crown and it shows up on a tv like screen. The doctor will design your crown while you watch. Once the designing is complete, it is sent to our milling unit right out in the hall and then the magic begins. In less than 10 Minutes, a beautiful crown is created. We then seat the crown and you are on your way! Because of the ease and short amount of time needed, patients are having the treatment they need. This is a win win because whenever a patient accepts needed treatment, the risk for that tooth becoming worse by nontreatment is greatly reduced. And the practice gains the trust of a patient by providing a service that fits into their busy schedule and makes doing business with the practice easy. It is also covered by most insurance plans.
Next time your dentist tells you a crown is in order ask them if they have same day crowns. If they say no, just call our office! Who better to understand the hustle and bustle of everyday life than a dentist who has two teenagers herself?!