Out with the Old Technology and In with the best!

For years, traditional dental crowns have been a reliable method of helping people achieve the smile they’ve wanted. In its time, the traditional dental crown was a groundbreaking method in dental advancement and contributed a great deal toward new discoveries. But thanks to the more recent development of the CEREC crown, 2 Appointment Traditional Crowns Have Become Outdated!

The traditional crown requires two trips to the dentist. The first, to grind down the tooth and prepare it for the cap. They then take scans of the tooth and prepare a temporary crown for the patient to wear until the permanent crown has been created.

The dentist sends the scans to a dental lab, where the permanent crown is created. This usually takes around 10 days. Once it has been made, the patient will return for a second visit to have their permanent crown fitted and cemented in place.

Traditional crowns require a post-foundation that’s embedded into the jaw bone. The crown itself is made of a  combination of porcelain, gold, and/or silver that’s fused to metal. It’s created with sturdy material, is aesthetically pleasing (it looks like a regular tooth), and its alignment and fitting are decently accurate. All in all, the traditional crown has long provided a good substitute to replace a natural tooth.

However, since it has been around for so long, dentists have had plenty of time to encounter some common shortfalls.

The first is simply how long the entire process takes, which can be two or even three weeks. During this time, the temporary crowns have been known to come off or cause sensitivity, making the time you have to wait for your permanent crown not very enjoyable. On top of that, the porcelain is also prone to chipping and cracking. Traditional crowns are also fairly expensive.

As you can see, we’re hinting heavily that a newer option has emerged to take the “best crown” throne. Let’s talk about CEREC crowns.

CEREC – 1 Appointment Dental Crowns From Dean Cosmetic Dentistry

Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic (CEREC) crowns are the cool kid on Dentist Street. They are more efficient and technologically advanced crowns and have become the preferred option.

While it can take weeks to receive a traditional dental crown, a CEREC crown uses Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) to create crowns in a single appointment. Not only that, but they allow for a better bite and more natural teeth for patients.

CEREC crowns fit perfectly. They look and feel like a real tooth thanks to computer-aided technology.

At your appointment, your dentist will use a small camera to create a 3D digital impression of your mouth. A milling unit is then utilized to create the ceramic crown. The dentist will then paint and glaze each tooth to match the rest of your mouth. Once this is complete, the dentist can bond the tooth into your mouth in a matter of minutes. It’s that quick and easy!

The entire process should only take about two hours. The CEREC crowns are created with advanced accuracy and precision, look and feel like a real tooth, and every step of the process is much more comfortable for the patient.

You won’t need to wear a temporary crown or have uncomfortable impressions of your mouth taken. Plus, you will experience much less post-operative sensitivity. And don’t forget, you only need to schedule a single appointment.

If you’re not convinced of the CEREC crown advantage, here are some quick side-by-side comparisons.

Why Dean Cosmetic Dentistry?  You honestly won’t find this level of dentistry anywhere else.

Superior training, continuing education, technology and experience are a few reasons to choose our dental office.  In 2001, Dr. Dean invested in the breakthrough CEREC System, which enables him to create and fit dental crowns and veneers for the patient many times within one single visit.  With 19 years of experience using, watching and being on the front lines of the developing technology, he enjoys applying the use of advanced technology, like the Cerec System and the Galileos 3D Advanced Imaging System to cases of implant, ortho, and rehabilitative dentistry. These are intra-oral scanners that are extremely accurate and virtually eliminate the need for those uncomfortable impressions. Recently, Dr. Dean started using a Solea laser that can restore some teeth with no anesthesia. He uses this for numerous procedures to minimize the sound of the drill, use minimal or no anesthesia, and help improve other procedures while rehabilitating the mouth.  Dr. Donnie Dean engages a team approach in providing top level services to his patients, whom he considers family. Having acquired hundreds of study hours with this technology, Dr. Donnie Dean is now a mentor at the Scottsdale and Charlotte Sirona Centers and has trained many dentist in the use of intra-oral scanners for all aspects of dentistry. 865-539-1119 www.deancosmeticdentistry.com

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