If you’ve gotten dental crowns before, you’re probably aware of how tedious and time-consuming receiving it actually is. Not only do you have to use that gross, gray, clay molding to get it fabricated, but you have to wait days and even weeks to receive it at a second appointment. Now consider this: when you went to your second appointment, did the crown not fit properly? Was the color not quite right?
The only thing worse than going through this whole process is having to do it twice. With same-day crowns in Houston, that reality is completely removed. Here’s the difference between same-day crowns and traditional ones from your dentist.
Say Goodbye to the Gray Clay
Thanks to digital impression technology that CEREC (chairside economic restoration for esthetic ceramics) uses, there’s no need for your dentist in Houston to break out the impression clay. This should improve the experience overall in creating a crown. You can also expect a crown that’s as strong as a dental lab-created crown.
No Need for a Second Appointment
In the past, molds would have to be sent to an off-site dental lab so a crown could be made. That means you’re crown gets to wait in line with all the other crowns requested by other dentists in the area. With CEREC and an in-house milling machine, same-day crowns in Houston truly speak for themselves: you get them the same day as your appointment!
No More Temporary Crowns
When you used to wait for a dental crown to be made, you needed to wear a temporary crown until your next appointment. This would prevent you from eating certain foods or force you to eat foods on the opposite side of your mouth, which can feel awkward. Since you’ll get your crown in as little as 90 minutes, you won’t have to wear a temporary crown at all. This provides you added comfort and saves your dentist money.
A More Precise, Tooth-Colored Crown
If you’ve ever gotten a clay impression mold done, you know the room for error is incredibly wide. Since CEREC used 3D CAD (computer assisted design) software, it can take a picture of your current tooth from every single angle. You dentist can also shade the restoration himself, ensuring that it will match the rest of your teeth just as well as it will fit.
Ideal for Dental Emergencies
No one wants to deal with a dental emergency, but same-day dentistry makes it much easier to handle. If you’ve just cracked or chipped a tooth, it can affect the appearance of your smile. If you have a job where your appearance matters, or you have a big event that involves taking a lot of pictures, you’ll want to get the issue fixed right away. Now you can thanks to same-day crowns in Houston!
Want to experience the CEREC system for yourself? We’d be happy to show it to you at your next scheduled appointment with your dentist in Houston!
About the Author
Dr. John H. Krell earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Houston before joining his brother at the practice. He’s also a member of the ADA, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. To learn more about his treatments related to same-day crowns, contact him at (713) 877-1775 or visit his website.