Dental crowns are an excellent way for dentists to save teeth that are so damaged from injury or decay that they might otherwise be lost. The traditional way of fitting patients with crowns involved making an impression and sending it off for the crown to be manufactured and shipped back to the dentist’s office. The patient would then be scheduled to come back in and have the crown put in place. In the meantime, the patient would be fitted with a temporary crown. While crowns are effective, this process takes up a lot of time that not everyone has. Dr. Wendy Willoughby offers CEREC crowns to let patients get the dental care they need in a fraction of the time.
CEREC (chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics) crowns have come on the market as a way of cutting out all of the wait time for getting crowns. In fact, they can be made right in the office during your appointment. Rather than waiting for a period of time for the whole process to be completed, it can all happen in one day. This is a tremendous advantage for patients who are concerned with the appearance of a temporary crown. No longer do they have to put up with the inconvenience of temporary crowns and what they consider a less than desirable appearance for weeks. They get what they need the day of the initial appointment. Multiple appointments are no longer necessary.
Because temporary crowns are not meant to stay in permanently, they have a tendency to sometimes fall out. This creates additional frustration for both patients and dentists, as it means making another trip to the dentist to get another temporary crown. With CEREC crowns, this disadvantage is no longer a concern.
The cutting-edge technology in this process involves taking digital impressions of your teeth. This provides another advantage for patients. They no longer have to go through the process of having dental impressions made. In addition, the digital impressions ensure the crowns will be accurately and precisely created. The best part about the technology involved with CEREC crowns is that this can all be done in a matter of minutes.
The office of Dr. Wendy Willoughby, D.D.S. has been providing families in the Asheville area with expert preventative, restorative and cosmetic dental care for over 20 years. The comprehensive treatment you receive at our office means you will consistently enjoy the highest level of care. If you have one or more teeth that need crowns, ask our team about CEREC crowns. This could be your answer to maintaining that perfect smile without having to wait.