If you’ve got a cracked, broken or severely discolored tooth, you’re probably already aware of dental crowns — an excellent option in tooth restoration. But if you’re familiar with crowns, you probably also know the total treatment used to take as long as two to three weeks to complete. We’re here with good news: you can now have dental crowns applied in just one, one hour visit to Dr. Stutman, your Massapequa dentist at South Shore Dental Care!
November 25, 2015
May 25, 2015
We know you may not want to hear that you have a tooth that needs a crown, but sometimes that’s the only way to preserve a tooth and, in turn, your smile. The good news is that crowns—along with inlays and onlays—do not necessarily require two trips to the dentist’s office the way they always did. Nowadays, you can have a new crown and a restored smile in just one appointment. With CEREC One Day Crowns from South Shore Dental Care, Dr. Dory Stutman and Dr. Khalida Stutman rebuild teeth for patients from Massapequa Park, NY, and the surrounding areas.
Thanks to the CEREC in-office dental CAD/CAM equipment by Sirona, one hour crowns are not a dream, but a reality. The CEREC system includes:
- A digital camera infrared that allows us to obtain a visual impression of your damaged tooth
- 3-D CAD software for designing the restoration
- A milling unit that uses high-speed burs to manufacture the restoration
High Time for High Tech CEREC Same Day Crowns
Once one of our dentists has completed your exam and determined that a CEREC One Day Crown is the best option for treating your damaged tooth, then you are on your way to having your tooth restored quickly and conveniently. First, we’ll make sure you’re completely comfortable before we begin your procedure. South Shore Dental Care offers sedation dentistry. So, if you need some help relaxing in the dentist’s chair, we can provide either oral conscious sedation or IV sedation. Then, the area surrounding the affected tooth is anesthetized.
Using a special digital camera, we take a photo of your tooth that is entered into the CEREC computer system. This system in turn creates a virtual model of your tooth in order to accurately design your crown, inlay or onlay. In just one step, we can identify the appropriate color, shape and biting surface for your restoration.
The design is then sent to the CEREC milling unit in our office, which fabricates the same day crown in about 20 minutes. When the milling process is completed, the restoration can be polished for a perfect match to your natural teeth. Finally, the restoration is fired in an oven, much like pottery. Dr. Stutman or Dr. Stutman will then place the tooth, check for a perfect fit and then cement your new crown into place.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you would like to learn more about the advantages of CEREC One Day Crowns, then call South Shore Dental Care to schedule a consultation. We are trusted by families throughout Massapequa Park, NY, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh, and the neighboring cities.