Same Day Crowns − Mission KS
Let’s face it, very few of us have perfect teeth, free of decay and fillings. Similar to thousands of dentists worldwide since 1987, we use modern technology to restore any tooth that is decayed, weakened, broken, etc. to its natural strength and beauty. Better yet, it’s done with all-ceramic materials that are tooth-colored in a single appointment! Mission Office Phone Number Keith + Associates Dentistry Phone Number 913-384-0044“> Keith + Associates Dentistry Phone Number 913-384-0044
The Same Day Crown Procedure
Exam and Preparation
First, your Dentist examines the tooth and determines the appropriate treatment. It could be a simple filling, or a full crown, depending on how much healthy tooth structure is remaining and the clinical judgment of your Dentist. Next, he or she administers an anesthetic and prepares your tooth for the restoration, removing decayed and weakened tooth tissue. This preparation is just like he or she would do for many other restorative techniques.
Then, your Dentist takes an Optical Impression of the prepared tooth. Instead of filling a tray with impression “goop” that you must bite into and hold in your mouth until it hardens, a camera is then used to take a digital picture of your tooth. This whole Optical Impression process takes only a minute or two.
Next, the milling machine helps the Dentist create the restoration for your tooth. The specialized computer software takes the digital picture and converts it into a 3-dimensional virtual model on the computer screen. Your Dentist then uses his or her dental expertise to design the restoration using the computer program. Within a few minutes, your Dentist clicks a button, and the restoration design data is sent to a separate milling machine in the office. A ceramic block that matches your tooth shade is placed in the milling machine. About 10 – 20 minutes later, your all-ceramic, tooth-colored restoration is finished and ready to bond in place. Finally, your Dentist tries the restoration in your mouth to ensure proper fit and bite. The restoration is then polished and bonded to the prepared
tooth. Your tooth is restored with no “temporary” or return trip necessary. All of this is done in a single appointment! You may have heard this called CEREC in advertisements. Ask us about Same Day Crowns today!