Don’t you have more important things to do than spend time at the dentist? It seems like life just rushes by anymore, and by the end of month you wonder where all your time went!
We think you should have more time to give to the ones who matter most in your life. Advances in dental technology have made it possible for us to cut down drastically on the time you need to spend in our dental chair for a procedure.
Same-day crowns are one of those time saving procedures. In the past, prepping for, creating, and placing a crown may have taken several visits to a dentist in Columbia. Today, we can do it all in just one dental visit!
How do we do it?
Same Day Crowns: Step-By-Step
Just as with any dental visit, each member of our team will make you feel welcome and make sure you are comfortable. Our dental chairs have a built-in massage feature that will help relax you and you can also enjoy watching a television program or listening to music during your procedure.
First Step: Preparation of the Tooth.
The doctor may need to remove any damaged or decayed area of the tooth and then clean it.
Second Step: Digital Impressions.
With the use of CEREC digital technology, a highly precise and detailed digital image is made of the tooth using a special intra-oral 3D camera. This image is transferred to computer and becomes the blueprint for your new restoration.
Third Step: Milling the Tooth.
Your 3D image is sent to our in-office milling machine which fabricates and custom colors your restoration in just a matter of minutes.
Forth Step: Trying It On.
Your new restoration is fitted to your tooth and when the fit is perfect it is cemented into place. Your new tooth is then polished and shined to match the rest of your beautiful smile.
Believe it or not, this whole process can be completed in just a few, quick hours!
Yes, life does rush by. But same-day crowns with CEREC technology will help you have more time to spend with the ones you love. And we think that is great!
If you have questions about same-day crowns or would like to make an appointment to discuss them, just call one of our friendly team members at (803) 788-0099 or contact us.