You wake up and immediately go into 5th gear. You need to get the kids ready for school and your partner usually needs a little extra help getting out of bed as well. Once everyone is out the door, you can finally start working on getting the holidays together. You scour the internet for the best deals on the perfect gifts for everyone. You book flights, cars, and hotels so you can visit friends and family out of town. It really is a feat of organization. Before you know it, it’s dinner time and suddenly you’re back in bed. Most of your days probably fly by like this during this time of year. It can seem impossible to find time to get your damaged teeth fixed. You’re too busy thinking about everyone else, but you really should take care of yourself. People like you need dental care that fits into your packed schedule, and this is why Dr. Dale E. Spadafora can now give you a dental crown in Hermitage, PA in one-visit.
Why It’s Better
Traditionally, whenever you needed a crown to repair a broken tooth, it would take 2-3 visits over course of a week to get a crown. Not only that, but after the first visit where your tooth would be prepared to fit the crown, you would have to wear a temporary restoration. A week doesn’t seem like a long time until you constantly have to worry about one of your teeth falling out. Plus, people are busier than ever, so scheduling one, let alone 2 appointments is just not feasible. These are now problems of the past thanks to one-visit crowns.
One-visit crowns are possible because of CEREC technology, which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, or CEramic REConstruction. It uses highly-advanced technology to scan your mouth, design your crown, and mill it all in-office. Previously, an outside dental lab would need to make your crown, slowing down the process. Everything is under one roof here at your dentist in Hermitage, PA, and this not only saves you time, but gives you a better result as well.
What is the Procedure Like?
The process to get a one-visit crown is as easy as it is fast. It involves 4 simple steps:
- Dr. Spadafora will prepare your tooth to fit the crown
- A digital scanner will be used to take a high resolution image of your teeth and mouth
- This will be given to a CAD/CAM program that will be used to design and mill you crown
- Dr. Spadafora will then place the crown into your mouth
This process has numerous advantages over the traditional one. In addition to being much quicker (only taking around an hour), it is also more comfortable. The impression materials used in the past that can be messy and cause many patients to gag are no longer needed. The digital scanner is able to create a better model of your tooth and mouth as well, giving a crown that will fit better and last longer.
The crowns themselves are also made out of porcelain. This material is strong, durable, and looks completely natural among your other teeth. The porcelain is even non-porous, making it practically stain-proof. One-visit porcelain crowns can last for decades with simple brushing and flossing. They are one of the most complete ways to fix your smile.
How Can I Get One?
One-visit crowns really do give you the best of everything while saving you time. Most services suffer when they are sped up, but that couldn’t be further from the truth here. You spend so much time thinking about everyone else, you deserve at least an hour so you can get the essential dental care you need. You work hard to make the holidays happen, so we’ll work hard for you . If you’re interested in getting your teeth fixed with a one-visit crown, please make an appointment with your family dentist in Hermitage, PA today.