Dental crowns are ideal for teeth that are weak, broken or infected. Millions of Americans each year get dental crowns, but there are downsides to the actual procedure. Fortunately, Dr. Genninger offers an alternative option that gets rid of many of the negatives of having a crown placed.
Traditionally, crowns are placed in several appointments. First, the tooth is prepped for the procedure and all infection and debris is removed. After that is done, a mold is made of the restorative tooth and sent to the lab for construction. While you are waiting for that tooth to be constructed, a temporary crown is placed over the tooth for several weeks. The temporary crown protects the tooth but is not meant to be a permanent solution.
With traditional crowns, the final tooth is placed after about two weeks, when the tooth has come back from the lab. New dental technology has allowed for Dr. Genninger to offer patients the option of CEREC dental crowns, which can be completed all in the same day.
The CEREC machine is in the office, and the permanent tooth can be made in house rather than sent out to a lab for construction. This means that in just a few short hours, you can have a permanent restoration that exactly matches the rest of your natural teeth.
This option is ideal around the holidays, because temporary crowns can come out when you are eating sticky, tough foods. If you have a permanent crown solidly placed in just one day, then you can eat whatever you want without worry about your teeth.
We know that many of our patients are busy and making several appointments at the dentist is difficult to do. That’s why we try to offer convenient solutions such as CEREC crowns to save you time and money. Contact us today in Tampa, FL to learn more about how you can enjoy your Thanksgiving this year with a brand-new tooth.Talk to US About an Appointment