Improve the Strength and Function of Your Teeth with Same Day Crowns
Dental crowns are a durable and reliable dental restoration, which allow dentists to preserve a tooth that has been damaged by injury, decay, or excessive wear and tear. Although crowns are an effective treatment to restore the strength and function of the tooth, the only disadvantage of treatment is that the conventional dental crown procedure takes a minimum of two dental appointments, often scheduled several weeks apart. As a dentist focused on patient convenience and satisfaction, Dr. Daniel Whiteman improves the dental crown procedure by offering his Brookline patients same day crowns. These restorations have the same functional and aesthetic benefits of traditional crowns but can be fabricated and placed in a single day.
Same day crowns are made possible due to computer assisted CEREC technology, or CEramic REconstruction. CEREC involves the use of computer imaging, digital modeling, and a robotic milling machine. Each step of this process takes place in-office under the direct supervision of Dr. Whiteman, allowing him total control throughout every stage of the treatment process.
Beginning with a digital impression camera, Dr. Whiteman creates a 3D image of the teeth. This image is transferred to a computer where Dr. Whiteman creates measurements and specifications for the dental crown based on the digital model of the teeth. These precise specifications are then sent to the robotic milling machine, which will fabricate the crown out of a block of high quality tooth-colored ceramic. The milling process takes under 10 minutes and is easily completed while the patient waits. The completed crown will be tested for fit and size and can then be bonded to the prepared tooth. If any alterations need to be made, they can be made immediately without the patient needing to schedule a second appointment.
Benefits of Same Day Crowns
Dental crowns provide strength and protection to teeth that have been compromised by damage or decay. While this is a benefit of both traditional and same day crowns, CEREC technology gives patients additional advantages over conventional dental crown treatment. Thanks to the same day crown process, patients can benefit from the following:
- More time with family and friends or less time needed to be away from work
- Ceramic restorations that are strong, durable, attractive, and expand and contract more like the natural teeth as compared to alternate dental crowns
- The elimination of messy and bad-tasting dental molds
- The elimination of temporary crowns, which in some cases can be ill-fitting or prone to falling out
- Confidence knowing that Dr. Whiteman has control over the entire treatment process
- Immediate treatment for damaged, decayed, or broken teeth and relief from any pain or sensitivity
- A fast and effective option for replacing old, metal dental crowns
Schedule an Appointment
If your tooth has been damaged or become weak, you may be a good candidate for same day crowns. To learn more about this revolutionary dental technology and how it can be used to instantly improve the health and appearance of your smile, schedule an appointment with Dr. Daniel Whiteman at your earliest convenience. We look forward to hearing from you!