Why does it take two or more visits to have a crown done?


Q: Why does it take two or more visits to have a crown done?

A: Traditionally it takes two or more visits to have a crown done because until recently the Dentist always had to have a lab make the crowns. With today’s technology there is a procedure where a dentist can make a crown in one visit. A recent innovation available is the offices of some dental offices is the “Computer assisted design - manufacture” crown. The company that is foremost in this technology is CEREC. CEREC technology is dramatically changing the way families approach their dental care. Crowns are milled by a computer to fit your tooth precisely while you wait. This eliminates the laboratory step in making the crown and the second visit to place it permanently. Patients no longer have to to endure the gooey mess and gagging reflex while making impressions of their teeth, or the 2 week wait of living with a temporary crown. CEREC permits dentists to use strong, tooth-colored porcelain that is very compatible with tissue in your mouth. It is high-grade, anti-abrasive, and plaque resistants. They are extremely accurate and often allows the dentist so save more of your healthy tooth structure. Dentistry has seen some dramatic changes over the years. New materials and techniques have given dentists the means to preform some pretty wonderful transformations.

Drew Rossell