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Three Easy Steps in Getting One-day Crowns

  • April 8, 2014

In the past, treatment of damaged teeth can be a long process. You’ll be required to travel back and forth to the clinic just to bring the back your natural smile. You also need to wear temporary restorations that can cause sensitivity and irritation. Today, you can restore your chipped or cracked teeth in just a single appointment. This is possible because your Columbia SC dentist uses innovative CEREC technology to deliver an effective solution for your dental problem. The procedure is quite simple and is completed in just a single visit to your dentist. Here’s how you can avail of one-day crowns.

Exam and tooth prep

First, your dentist will check your mouth and assess if CEREC crowns are right for you. He’ll perform a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and jaw. Once he verifies that this is the best option for you, he’ll prepare your teeth by removing the decay.

Optical impression

Next, digital impressions will be taken using a special camera. The images will be used to create a 3D image of your teeth, which will then allow the machine to fabricate your dental restoration at the office while you wait.

Fabrication and placement

Using computer-aided (CAD) software, your South Carolina dentist will create your crowns and take into consideration the shape, color, and biting surface for your crowns. The final design will be sent to the on-site milling unit for fabrication. In a few minutes, your crowns will be fitted and placed directly on your teeth.

You’ll leave the office with your new set of teeth. Maintain it by keeping up with your oral hygiene and avoid bad habits that can damage your teeth. With proper care, it can last for several years.

Interested in getting CEREC crowns? Grab the phone and call Dr. Doug Forbes at 803-272-4162 right away.


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